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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New Horizon Medical Wins #1 Choice For Weight Loss Center

With thousands of ballots cast, New Horizon Medical (Weight Loss) has been honored by readers of Wicked Local Media newspapers as the #1 Choice for Weight Loss in Norwood. Thanks to everyone who has voted for making New Horizon Medical #1. We are excited about the recognition and we look forward to working with many new weight loss patients in the future.

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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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Better Health Saves $$$ for Diabetics

Here is a great article published by HealthDay News talking about the cost associated with diabetes and how those costs can be cut with better health.

Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Not only is eating better and exercising healthy for people with diabetes, it can save them hundreds of health-care dollars a year, a new study finds.
The study, led by Mark Espeland, a professor of public health sciences ...

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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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Holiday Calorie Watch

The holidays are a time for us to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Most of the time our gatherings involve lots of well intended food, really tasty food! All of the special holiday items that are prepared or made available in restaurants seem to be more available to us at this time of year. Sometimes we feel as though we are grazing all day over the abundance of goodies we find around us.
Every scrumptious ...

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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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Starting a Weight Loss Program before the Holidays

Many people comment that they will get started with their weight loss program after the holidays. The wiser person knows that getting started before the holidays and picking up some strategies on how to navigate the festivities, will enable them to be ahead of the game come January. Comprehensive weight loss programs do not promote avoiding the festivities but rather promote mindfulness about food and beverages.
At New Horizon, we specifically work with patients on finding the discipline ...

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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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Obesity as a Chronic Disease State

2013 will be noted as the year that the American Medical Association (AMA) officially recognized obesity as a chronic disease state. As with any disease, options for medical care are available to help individuals manage their weight challenges and achieve a better health outcome.
The American Society of Bariatric Physicians “Obesity Algorithm” was also published this year and promotes a balanced approach to the weight loss effort of individuals. A multi-disciplinary approach addressing diet, physical activity, counseling and ...

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