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Facing the Ravages of Depression Together

June 27, 2018 · 0 comments

It’s been a somber time with the recent passing of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. But in our own lives, most of us have also been touched by the tragedy of suicide. As some of you may know all too well, depression can also be one of the root causes of obesity.

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In Loving Memory of Cameron Hodges, MD

October 11, 2017 · 0 comments

The ObesityHelp Team is deeply saddened to share with the OH community that our friend and patient advocate, Cameron Hodges, MD, passed away on September 25, 2017.  He was 46 years old. Dr. Hodges was loved and cherished by the love of his life, Geralyn Schell Hodges, his four children, Ryan, Grace,


AspireAssist: A Low Risk Path to Weight Loss

October 26, 2016 · 0 comments

The FDA recently approved a new non-surgical, low risk, reversible procedure for patient controlled weight loss.  The new procedure is called AspireAssist. The AspireAssist Mechanism AspireAssist is an endoluminal weight loss device that induces weight loss in obese patients (BMI of 35-55).  The device accomplishes weight loss by two mechanisms:  reduction

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In Loving Memory of Steven Gitt, MD, FACS

August 2, 2016 · 0 comments

It is with heavy hearts that the OH Team shares with you that our longtime friend Dr. Steven Gitt has passed away. Described by his patients as a caring, compassionate, and understanding surgeon, Dr. Steven Gitt was the founder and Medical Director of North Valley Plastic Surgery where he specialized in


In Loving Memory of Ron Lester

June 22, 2016 · 0 comments

The ObesityHelp Team is deeply saddened by the passing of our friend Ron Lester.  Ron passed away on June 17th of kidney and liver failure after being taken off life support.  He was 45 years old. Best known for his role as “Billy Bob” in the movie Varsity Blues, the actor and

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Are Exercise Labels a Good Idea?

April 28, 2016 · 0 comments

Before you ate a slice of pizza, if you knew how many minutes you would have to walk or run to burn it off, would it make you think twice before eating it?  Would you not eat it at all? British researchers and medical professionals think that information is important

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Do You Play Hide and Seek With Sugar In Food?

February 8, 2016 · 0 comments

There are food choices we make that obviously contain mostly sugar. With these choices, we are aware that we are eating sugar.  However, there are many food choices we make that have hidden sugar that we may not be aware of. I'm not talking about the natural sugar that is

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In Loving Memory and Appreciation of Dr. James Robert Wallace

January 31, 2016 · 0 comments

Remembering James Robert Wallace, MD, PhD (1953-2016) The ObesityHelp Team would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, patients and co-workers of Dr. James Robert Wallace who passed away unexpectedly on January 24, 2015. Dr. Wallace was a trauma and general surgeon and the Director of the Bariatric Surgery


Should vBloc Neurometabolic Therapy Ever Be Performed?

January 27, 2016 · 0 comments

This article is written in response to Bariatric News: vBloc Neurometabolic Therapy. How the vBloc Neurometabolic Therapy Works The vBloc is the first new medical device approved by the FDA in 2015. Delivered by a pacemaker-like device, the Maestro® Rechargeable System, vBloc Therapy works by blocking communication on the nerve, the


How People Eat Is Changing

January 22, 2016 · 0 comments

People are changing their eating habits and finally the big food manufacturers are listening.  They had to in order to keep up with competitors and the buying power of our  collective purchasing dollars. The big food companies are responding to us, as customers, and how we want to eat!  Is

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