Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs Prior to Surgery

Many insurance companies will not consider a request for weight loss surgery unless a patient has previously participated in a medically supervised weight loss program.  This type of weight loss program includes diet, exercise, counseling and in some cases medication for weight loss which is monitored by a doctor or midlevel practitioner.  The purpose of this requirement is to show a patient’s efforts at weight loss and that the patient is willing to make the necessary dietary and behavioral changes ...

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Eating good food may save a buck

The following article was written by Sam Hananel of the Associated Press in Washington DC

EATING GOOD FOOD MAY SAVE A BUCK

Is it really more expensive to eat healthfully?

An Agricultural Department study released Wednesday found that most fruits, vegetables and other healthful foods cost less than foods high in fat, sugar and salt. That counters a common perception among some consumers that its cheaper to eat junk food than a nutritionally balanced meal.

The government says it all depends on how you ...

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Article from ConsumerAffairs.com on Cost of Weight Problems in Workforce

Obesity A More Costly Workplace Health Issue Than Smoking
Workers’ weight problems cost companies billions
03/10/2008 | ConsumerAffairs.com | News

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Obesity not only takes its toll on health, it also has an impact on a company’s bottom line. A new report by The Conference Board, a business research group, finds that obese employees cost U.S. private employers an estimated $45 billion annually in medical expenditures and work loss.

The report examines the financial and ethical questions surrounding whether, and how, ...

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Weight Loss Naturally

New Horizon Medical is the first facility of its kind in the area to offer medically supervised health and wellness to the entire family. Many of the medical disorders we have as adults are related to the behaviors and habits we learned as youngsters. Ideas about exercise, nutrition and how we learned to take care of ourselves has molded us into who we are today. Many of us have landed on our feet in good health and ...

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