Life After Bariatric Surgery

Life After Bariatric Surgery by Dr. Darren Glass Life after bariatric surgery is not easy. Far from it, but well worth it. The first few weeks after surgery, patients are adjusting to their new stomach anatomy and have to remain on a carefully controlled liquid diet. Their activity quickly advances back to normal. They may […]

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery by Dr. Darren Glass Bariatric surgery has been around for a long time, well over 60 years. It has gone from experimental, dangerous, fringe medicine, to safe, routine, elective, standard of care. The concept of simple weight loss surgery is outdated is now seen as life-changing metabolic surgery. This means that […]

So, you just got out of the hospital! Here are some ways to keep it that way.

So, you just got out of the hospital! Here are some ways to keep it that way. by Rachel Weiland, PharmD, BC-ADM, MCHS Ambulatory Care Pharmacist Eat healthy Focusing on nutrient-dense, fresh foods can help you lose weight, have more energy, lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol, enhance your immune system and so much […]

Heart Disease – Causes and Risks

Heart Disease – Causes and Risks by Karry Morris MSN RN-BC Cardiovascular Nurse, Medical Center Hospital Heart disease is the #1 killer in the nation, causing approximately one in three deaths every year. It is a great time to evaluate your own risk and take steps to reduce your chances of developing heart disease. If you have […]

MEDICAL MATTERS: Good Nutrition is Vital for Pregnancy

MEDICAL MATTERS: Good Nutrition is Vital for Pregnancy As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_a63f49c0-0c5c-11e7-ae5b-5f1dde4cc0cb.html by Dr. Avelino Garcia Good nutrition is vital for a healthy pregnancy. Between fatigue and pregnancy cravings, it can seem difficult to keep healthy eating habits. Planning healthy meals and staying physically active can help. Eating five or six small […]