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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Weight Loss helps other Medical Issues

Did you know that 1 in 3 people are pre-diabetic because of the fact that they are already insulin resistant? Studies have shown that up to 90% of diabetes, 80% of cardiovascular disease and 60% of cancers can be prevented through losing weight and adopting new behaviors around food and exercise. Minimal lifestyle adjustments can have a significant impact on your long term health. Losing just 10% of your body weight will help reduce the risk of ...

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Weight Loss, Fitness and Nutrition at New Horizon

At New Horizon, our personal training staff works with each individual to help them adapt to exercise and physical activity that will provide two key benefits. Following a fitness assessment the training staff will first provide plans around aerobic activities which are so important for maintaining a healthy heart and cardio-vascular system. Secondly, they will work with you on adopting strength and conditioning routines that with help you increase your body strength and maintain healthy muscle mass. ...

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Weight Loss Program in Massachusetts Covered by Insurance

Weight Loss Programs at New Horizon Weight Loss in Norwood, MA are covered by medical insurance including Medicare. Patients meet weekly with a multi-disciplined team that focuses on each patient’s customized weight loss plan. Nurse Practitioners, Dietitians, Nutritionists, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers and Personal Trainers all spend time individually with each patient at their weekly visit.
Now that obesity is declared a disease by the medical community, New Horizon Weight Loss in Norwood has emerged as the ...

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Doctors to get Aggressive with Weight Loss

This year the American Medical Association (AMA) labeled obesity a disease and chances are good that your doctor will have the talk with you at your next visit. This time he/she may be a little more aggressive with their approach as the medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting obesity.
As a minimum, your doctor should calculate your body mass index (BMI), do a waist measurement, tell you if you fall in the overweight or obese category and ...

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The Value of a Corporate Wellness Partnership

Did you know that for every $1 invested in employee wellness that you would see a $3 savings in health care costs? The Wellness Council of America has been studying this for some time and has found that employers are better off having wellness plan options for their employees than not having anything at all. As we continue to witness the seemingly uncontrollable rise in health care costs, we see that employers are trimming benefits in different ways ...

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Value in Corporate Wellness

Corporate wellness plans have been helping companies realize improved attitudes toward wellness in their workforce. For those companies embracing such plans and promoting participation to its employees, many costs savings have been recognized. Significant reductions in disability and worker compensation costs as well as insurance premium reductions have dropped right to the bottom line. More importantly, it has been recognized that employees participating in employer sponsored health and wellness options are happier, more willing to show ...

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U.S. health lags behind peer nations

This morning in the Providence Journal appeared an article summarizing research done by Steven H. Woolf that points to new concerns about Americans who are living shorter lives and who are generally in worse health than citizens of other wealthy nations. An extensive report released this week by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine pointed to nine health areas in which Americans came in below average. They are:
*** Infant mortality and low birth weight
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What is OPTIFAST ?

The OPTIFAST Program is a patient-centric medically supervised weight management program that closely monitors and assesses progress towards better health and emotional well-being. The program which usually lasts 26 weeks, utilizes a full meal replacement plan that transitions to self-prepared “everyday” meals in conjunction with comprehensive patient education and support. The OPTIFAST Program is designed for the severely obese, those with a body mass index higher than 35.

The OPTIFAST Program succeeds because it treats the whole patient focusing on ...

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Norwood MA Weight Loss the right way

After all of the expensive weight loss programs you have endured, wouldn’t it be nice to discover a program that could be covered by the health insurance you and your employer pay for every month? It only makes sense that if insurance pays for preventive care now, it can avoid larger claim pay outs later when a person has for example become diabetic. New Horizon will help explain how this revolutionary approach can work in your favor. ...

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