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Bariatric Surgery Helps Patient Reclaim Health

Before Courtney Pound’s bariatric sleeve surgery, her primary care physician was very concerned about her health, due to a number of medical conditions. Bariatric surgery helped get her health back on track.

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Weight-Loss Surgery Reverses Woman's Declining Mental Health

Rebecca Rym found that struggles with mental illness don’t automatically cancel out weight loss surgery at UH Parma Medical Center’s Bariatric Surgery & Nutrition Center.

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What Does Your Scale Say About Your Cancer Risk?

Could tracking your weight every week be as effective as a mammogram or colonoscopy in early detection of cancer? Research under way at UH Seidman Cancer Center may soon provide answers.

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Have Benefits Beyond the Scale

Two recent studies show there appears to be benefits to weight-loss surgery that underscore the long-term value of dropping excess pounds.

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You Can Change Your Habits: Here's How To Do It

So many of us want to change our habits to get healthier. Will we achieve our goals? Some people will, some won't. Here's how you can tell which group you'll fall into.

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The Keto Diet & Intermittent Fasting: Do They Work?

Diets like the keto diet or intermittent fasting aim to put your body in a state of ketosis – when your body’s preferred fuel source changes from carbohydrates to fat. Ketosis, the thinking goes, melts away the body fat. Find out if they work.

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If You're Thinking About the Keto Diet, Read This First

Want to lose weight and thinking about the ketogenic diet? There may be better ways to lose weight and keep it off. Learn why the keto diet might not be the best choice for weight loss.

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Head-to-Toe Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Chest pain, shortness of breath, uncontrolled bleeding and sudden severe pain are symptoms that send most people to the nearest ER. But some serious illnesses have symptoms that are more likely to be ignored.

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