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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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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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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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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Doctors to get Tough on Weight Loss

Now that the AMA has labeled obesity as a disease, new guidelines are provided to doctors on their obligation to help patients lose weight. The next time you see your doctor, expect that your weight will be addressed. The medical profession is urging physicians to be more aggressive about helping patients lose weight.
The guidelines are straight forward and advise doctors to do the following:
1) Take height, weight and waist measurements, calculate BMI and tell the patient if ...

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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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Weight Loss at New Horizon Medical

Adults who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.   An initial cardiovascular risk assessment with a nurse practitioner can alert you to conditions that could be life threatening.  If you are diabetic, or have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or kidney disease, you are at risk and are strongly encouraged to take action by getting involved in a program that will help.

Cardiovascular health at New Horizon is a focus that calls upon our multi-disciplined staff to ...

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