Post Bariatric Plastic Surgery – Choosing Your Doctor, Clinic, and Aftercare Wisely

by Dr. Alejandro Quiroz Hard work, determination, and perseverance are what it takes to have a successful weight loss journey. After experiencing dramatic weight loss, people are faced with an inescapable decision, to go through post-bariatric plastic surgery or not. Plastic surgery after shedding many pounds of excess fat is used to help patients complete […]

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Post-Surgical Depression, You’re Not Alone

by Angela Taylor, LCSW I love those moments when I see someone doing something I only do in my house, alone, while I’m thinking, “I must be the only person in the world who does this.” It relieves me greatly to know that when I experience things, I am not alone. Well, if you, or […]

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The Medicaid Maze – Patient Assistance with Bariatric Surgery

Since 1998, when Eric Klein founded, one of his missions has been to help people wanting to have bariatric surgery as a treatment for life-threatening obesity. Since the start, Eric has wanted to bridge the gap between support, education and the process of having weight loss surgery. Through community peer support, a network of […]


5 Tips for Healthy Summer Barbecues

by Rachel Girardi, MS.c Summer barbecues are a great way to get friends and family together and enjoy the gorgeous weather. Not only that, but grilling on the barbecue can be a great healthy cooking method and by eating at home you can keep your choices as clean as your heart desires! There are however, […]

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Post Bariatric Plastic Surgery with Dr. Agha

Siamak Agha-Mohammadi, MD PhD, is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who completed his medical education at the prestigious University of Cambridge, England, and his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; one of the most respected and comprehensive plastic surgery training programs in the United States. He is a member […]


7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Doctor Visit

Doctor visits are not fun and are often frustrating.  Patients encounter long waits, then feel rushed through their time in the exam room. Being prepared can help alleviate some of the frustration and help you be a more active participant in your care. Here are 7 tips to make the most of your doctor visit […]


Can yoga actually change traffic?

by Abby Lentz Living in Austin Texas for almost 40 years I’ve seen many, many changes, but nothing like the expansion of highways and the explosion of traffic. It used to be the usual traffic delays in the morning and after 5, but soon a lunchtime congestion merged the two creating continuous traffic woes. In […]


I Fit In at FitBloggin Because I Had the Courage to Show Up

Written by: Sarah Bramblette, OH Community Advocate Recently, I submitted an idea to the FitBloggin Conference for an opportunity to present a Spark during their Ignite Fitness Keynote. The goal of Ignite Fitness Spark is to share knowledge, inspire change, and/or motive your peers, the challenge is to present your topic in 20 slides that auto rotate every 15 seconds with a time […]

The Coffee Lovers Giveaway with CLICK!

Calling all Coffee Lovers! To celebrate the upcoming ObesityHelp National Conference, we’ve partnered with one of our amazing exhibitors, CLICK™ ! If you love coffee, then this giveaway is for you. CLICK™  is packed with 15 grams of protein, two shots of real espresso coffee and 23 vitamins and minerals.  There is also a special bonus that CLICK™ […]


Increase in Public Support for Laws Prohibiting Weight Discrimination

A recent study conducted by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity found that public support for laws prohibiting weight discrimination increased between 2011 and 2013. Overweight or obesity affects more than two-thirds of adults in the United States. These individuals are more likely  to be victims of stigma and discrimination based on their […]