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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OPTIFAST, An Option at New Horizon in Norwood MA

New Horizon Weight Loss of Norwood MA is one of only a few locations throughout the State of Massachusetts that offers the time tested, medically supervised OPTIFAST meal replacement program. OPTIFAST is not just another diet plan. It is a comprehensive weight management program that combines important resources to help lose weight and keep it off. Comprehensive lifestyle education, expert counseling and ongoing personalized support are provided at every weekly visit.
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Fats leading to weight gain and disease

People in the US get many more of their calories from fat than people from other nations. As a result, we find a growing number of obesity cases in the US. A gram of fat contains 9 calories, more than double the calories in a gram of protein or carbohydrate. When you combine this with processed carbohydrates, our bodies store fat calories at an accelerated rate. Fat is less effective than proteins and carbohydrates in satisfying ...

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Depression, How do I Know?

Depression: How do I know?
Depression is an illness that can have lasting health implications if not treated professionally. It can impact our ability to live what we would consider a normal lifestyle. Our sleeping habits, eating habits and our ability to perform at work can be interrupted by a growing feeling of hopelessness. If early stages of depression are allowed to go unattended, other conditions such as decreased energy, fatigue and headaches will set in.
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Childhood Obesity and Teen Weight Loss in MA

A new year resolution worth considering: Get your kids off the couch. You ask, how is this possible? Like anything else the kids have learned their “couch occupying” behavior over time, so it is not practical to think that to undo, or “no couch time” is an appropriate fix. Instead, think of modifying that behavior by strongly encouraging alternative activities for a period of time each day. For example, when you are at home with ...

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Prostate Cancer, Should Men be Screened?

A great article for those wondering about the value of prostate screening. This article was posted by by Diane Walker, RN, MS, CSA on Fri, Sep 28, 2012
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September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which is a good reason to bring up an important health topic that many men shy away from. Prostate cancer screening is in the news a lot, and you may have heard a little about the ...

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BREAKING NEWS: OPTIFAST AT NEW HORIZON

New Horizon Medical is excited to announce that it now offers the time tested OPTIFAST Weight Management Program! We are one of only a few clinics and hospitals throughout Massachusetts to offer the program. The OPTIFAST Program is for patients meeting minimum BMI criteria which is determined and reviewed with the patient at a FREE consultation. The OPTIFAST Program will augment the wide variety of weight loss programs already in place and will allow us to help obese patients begin ...

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Pericardial Fat Concerns

Hidden fat surrounding the heart can be as responsible for cardiac disease as visible fat found at the waistline, thighs and butt. Hidden behind the rib cage is a fat known as pericardial fat which new studies are finding can be responsible for the build-up of plaque along coronary artery walls. Pericardial fat can lead to heart attacks and it is linked to obesity and overweight conditions.

Two-thirds of our population is overweight or obese which constitutes a national epidemic in ...

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Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes is a disease that affects over 25M Americans and almost 25% of them are not aware that they have it. The reason for this is that many of them do not understand the disease itself and are not aware of the symptoms related to the early onset of diabetes. Type II diabetes which is the most common form will usually show up in adults. However, in America we are seeing an alarming increase of Type II ...

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