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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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 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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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.
Patients enrolled in the program ...

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