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Portion Control When You’re Quarantined
Portion Control When You’re Quarantined

The coronavirus pandemic has placed many Americans in isolation. Bored and stressed, some of us may find comfort in food. This worries many health experts. When people are turning to food for comfort (couple that with lack of physical activity), this may lead to...

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What is gastric sleeve?
What is gastric sleeve?

If you're morbidly obese and struggled to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, you may qualify for bariatric surgery. There are different types of bariatric procedures. One of which is a gastric sleeve. What is a gastric sleeve? Also known as vertical sleeve...

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Is bariatric surgery covered by insurance?

Is bariatric surgery covered by insurance? This is one of the most common questions we get from patients who are considering bariatric surgery. Most insurance providers cover weight-loss surgeries. In our facility, as part of our process, our patients meet with our...

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Tobacco Use and Bariatrics

Many of us know the health risks associated with tobacco smoking. There's a heart attack, stroke, lung cancer, COPD, and other respiratory problems.  But did you know that the health complications from smoking are tripled or quadrupled when combined with bariatric...

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Resolutions to a Healthier You

The new year signifies a fresh start! For some of us, it means starting a healthier lifestyle like eating more whole foods or getting regular physical activities. Setting goals that would improve your health is great! However, not everyone keeps up with these...

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Healthy Food Options for the Holidays

If you are trying to lose weight, you may find the holidays as a challenging time to make or be consistent with lifestyle changes. You don't have to say 'no' to holiday get-togethers just to keep yourself on track.  Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville has some...

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