Ten Tips for Buying Fruits and Veggies (Save $’s)

Here is a great Government site outlining ways to be a prudent shopper and get the most fruit and veggies for the buck:

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/downloads/TenTips/DGTipsheet9SmartShopping.pdf

See choosemyplate.gov for many other nutrition topics.

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APPROVED DRUGS FOR SHORT TERM TREATMENT OF OBESITY

Four agents are available in the US for short term (12 weeks) treatment of obesity. They are diethylpropion, phendimetrazine, benzphetamine and phentermine. Any of these drugs may be used as an adjunct in a regimen of weight reduction based on caloric restriction in patients with an initial BMI of 30 kg/m2 or higher who have not responded to appropriate weight-reducing regimen.
The FDA has issued a consumer alert about over-the-counter weight-loss pills that contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients. ...

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Weight Loss Covered by Insurance

New Horizon Medical Weight Loss: Medical Weight Loss services are covered by most major medical insurance carriers and Medicare. Cash payments are also accepted. Call New Horizon to learn about coverage and what kind of a weight loss program may be most suitable for you. 781-269-5400

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Doctors to get Tough on Weight Loss

Now that the AMA has labeled obesity as a disease, new guidelines are provided to doctors on their obligation to help patients lose weight. The next time you see your doctor, expect that your weight will be addressed. The medical profession is urging physicians to be more aggressive about helping patients lose weight.
The guidelines are straight forward and advise doctors to do the following:
1) Take height, weight and waist measurements, calculate BMI and tell the patient if ...

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CorporateWellness Partnerships

As we slide into 2013, we have received calls asking about corporate wellness programs to address weight loss, obesity and related diseases in the work place. These are great inquires as new legislation is encouraging employers to make available specific wellness programs to their employee population. Employees that actively participate in a comprehensive health and wellness program are found to be healthier because they have lost weight, lowered blood pressure and cholesterol, have improved their confidence and attitude, ...

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New Horizon Weight Loss

New Horizon Weight Loss is anticipating a successful second year of practice in Norwood. Since opening in December of 2011 it has been received as the most comprehensive provider of weight loss program(s) in the area. New Horizon specializes in working with each patient it receives on an individual basis with a lazer focus on specific diet and physical activity requirements. Because New Horizon Weight Loss is a full medical facility, it accepts all major insurances for services ...

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The Obesity Epedemic

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) maintains that we still have a serious obesity problem in America and although our general awareness of the problem is on the rise, many adults continue the struggle to find ways to lose excess weight and keep it off for the long term.

Over 1/3 of U.S. adults are obese and by 2030 that number is expected to exceed 40%. Cases of severe obesity are expected to double in that same time frame meaning that ...

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