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Combating Obesity

Myths & Facts Myth #1: People only become obese and overweight because they do not engage in weight loss efforts including physical activity and have unhealthy eating habits. Fact: It is important to remember that obesity is not always a behavioral issue. Although physical activity and eating habits are major contributors to obesity, there are other elements to consider in evaluating the causes of obesity. In many instances, weight...

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Weight Loss Surgery

Weight-Loss Surgery Weight-loss surgery might be an option for people who are overweight (BMI of 35 or more) when other treatments have failed. Weight-loss surgery also is an option for people who have a BMI of 35 or more and life-threatening conditions, such as: Severe sleep apnea (a condition in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep) Obesity-related cardiomyopathy (KAR-de-o-mi-OP-ah-thee;...

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Gastric Sleeve Works Long Term

  Obese patients who have laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy keep the weight off in the long run, researchers found. In a single-center study, patients who underwent the procedure lost an average 57.4% of excessive body mass index (BMI) over 5 years, Ralph Peterli, MD, of Claraspital in Basel in Switzerland, and colleagues reported online in the journalSurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, first...

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5 IVF Success Factors

  Considering in vitro fertilization (IVF)?  Then it’s important to learn about IVF success factors that can help or hinder your getting pregnant. IVF Success Factor 1 – Age Your age and using your own eggs are important IVF success factors to consider. While younger women have higher chances of IVF success, factors that reduce the chances of IVF success include being an older woman with fewer eggs and the lower quality of...

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IVF steps

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a process where mature ooyctes (eggs) are retrieved from a woman’s ovaries and fertilized outside the woman’s body using sperm.  The resulting embryos are then transferred to the woman’s uterus three to five days after fertilization. Our IVF program consists of a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses, a nurse practitioner, embryologists and allied health staff utilizing state-of-the-art...

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Egg Donation

Egg donation is an effective fertility treatment for women who are unable to conceive using their own eggs. In some cases, a woman may not have any of her own eggs: prior removal of the ovaries, cancer treatment that has damaged the ovaries, and early menopause. In others, she may not have enough eggs or they may be of poor quality. In an egg donation treatment, another woman, the egg donor, undergoes ovarian stimulation. At the...

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