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Improve Your Life and Heart Health with Bariatric Surgery

According to the CDC, over 600,000 people in the U.S. die from heart disease. That’s about 1 in 4 deaths.   Obesity is one of the major risk factors of developing a heart problem. When you are obese, you are more likely to suffer from hypertension and high blood cholesterol. Obesity is also associated with hidden inflammation, a […]

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Fitting In: Bariatric Surgery Changes Woman’s Life

News From Fort Sanders Regional Medical It takes extra effort to go to the movies when you’re a 336-pound woman. Just ask Kerrie Merz.  Merz dealt with knee pain every step of the way from her car to the door of the theater. Then there was the challenge of fitting into a seat. “I would […]

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How Food Journaling Will Lead to a Better You

Bariatric surgery is only a tool for achieving weight loss. Long-term success still depends on your commitment and consistency on the lifestyle changes required after the procedure. When it comes to lifestyle changes, nutrition is one key area that you need to look into. Without proper nutrition, all the preparation and resources spent on the […]

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No Time Like the PRESENT!

If you’re obese, losing even 5 percent of your body weight can significantly reduce your risk of obesity-related comorbidities like hypertension, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and sleep apnea. However, losing weight through traditional means (i.e. exercise and well-balanced diet) doesn’t work for everyone. If this is you, you might be a candidate for bariatric […]

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Fort Sanders Center for Advanced Medicine
1819 W. Clinch Ave., Suite 200
Knoxville, TN 37916