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Flavor-of-the-Week Fads and The Dangers of Dieting

Diet fads come and go. They all seem to promise quick, lasting results with minimal effort. Many are accompanied by taglines and clickbait phrases like “This one simple trick” or “Lose weight in your sleep”. Sound too good to be true? That’s probably because they are. Whether the next big diet fad has you cutting …


The importance of mental health during your weight loss journey

When it comes to overhauling your life choices, there are many emotions in play: excitement, fear of failure, shame, and even feeling overwhelmed. This journey and process are different for all individuals, yet these emotions are prevalent in numerous patients. Nearly one-quarter of bariatric surgery patients have been diagnosed with a behavioral problem, including anxiety, …


Local Physician Assistant Awarded Prestigious Honor by Obesity Medicine Association

Media Contact: Karlijn Burridge 630-261-9393 (office) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local Physician Assistant Awarded Prestigious Honor by Obesity Medicine Association Downers Grove, Illinois (November 14th, 2019) — The Obesity Medicine Association recently designated Karlijn Burridge, PA-C, MMS as a Fellow of the organization. Becoming a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is one of …


New Study Finds That Gastric Banding Pays for Itself In Approximately Two Years for Patients With Diabetes and Four Years for Patients Without Diabetes

Added June 24, 2011 Analysis Demonstrates Gastric Banding is a Safe and Cost-Effective Weight-Loss Surgery Procedure IRVINE, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) today announced a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases that found the cost of a gastric banding weight-loss surgery procedure, such as Allergan’s LAP-BAND® Adjustable …


Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” including, but not limited to, the statements by Dr. Beddingfield and Mr. Finkelstein, and other statements regarding potential cost-savings and reimbursement coverage as well as the safety, effectiveness, adverse reactions, product availability and market potential of the LAP-BAND® System. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. …


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