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Wednesday

September 30, 2015

Are You Eating Enough Produce?

Did you know nine out of ten Americans are not getting enough fruits and vegetables each day? Numbers from the Center for Disease Control suggest that just one in ten Americans eat the recommended daily requirement of 1.5-2 cups of fruit and 2-3 cups of veggies each day. Feel free to do a celebration dance if you’re getting enough veggies. If you’re not, it’s time to start upping your fresh foods intake. Continue reading

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Category: Nutrition

Monday

August 24, 2015

Could the New VBLOC Therapy System Help You Beat Obesity?

If you’ve struggled with obesity, the recently FDA approved “Appetite pacemaker” called VBLOC may be a helpful new tool in your fight against obesity. The VBLOC therapy system may be especially helpful for patients who have a BMI between 40-45 and who have failed one or more weight-management program in the last 5 years, but who are looking for a long-term weight loss tool without surgically altering the digestive anatomy. Are you a candidate for the new VBLOC therapy system? Continue reading

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Category: Weight Loss Surgery

Thursday

May 28, 2015

Trouble Losing Weight is Not Your Fault

If you’ve found yourself struggling with weight loss, you’re not alone. Over two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese explains the Food Research and Action Center. Despite the majority of Americans being overweight, a recent study through Yale University found in the last ten years a 66% increase in discrimination against overweight people. People who struggle with their weight are stereotyped with making unhealthy food choices, lack of self-control, or poor physical fitness. Additionally, medication and genetics are often blamed for weight gain. In many cases one or more of those issues can cause difficulties losing weight, however, sometimes weight gain or poor weight loss can be caused by unexpected outside issues. It’s not just poor luck that two people can follow the same weight loss routine and experience different results; sometimes trouble losing weight is just not your fault. Continue reading

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Category: Support

Friday

February 13, 2015

Are You Ready to Have Bariatric Surgery in 2015?

Choosing to have bariatric surgery is a big decision. While weight loss in general requires extreme dedication, weight loss surgery, by nature, typically requires total dedication to the weight loss process. Unlike a diet, you can’t just “fall off” bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery is a permanent decision (with exception of gastric banding like the LAP-BAND or REALIZE Band) that can dramatically improve your weight loss efforts and may help you to achieve a healthier life. Continue reading

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Category: Weight Loss Surgery

Thursday

February 12, 2015

Obesity is Putting You at Risk for Diabetes

For a period of time obesity rates in the United States were beginning to stand still and even decline slightly. Sadly, the number of overweight and obese American men and women has begun to rise again, and with it are complications that can dramatically affect your quality-of-life. Diabetes is a killer disease that affects nearly 115 million people each year and costs the healthcare industry approximately $245 billion annually. Continue reading

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Category: News

Monday

October 20, 2014

Is the LAP-BAND a “Fit” for Patients Wanting to Lose 30+ Pounds?

When people think about weight loss surgery, many people think that only the morbidly obese are eligible for surgical help losing excess weight. A few years ago that may have been true, but in the last two or three years the FDA approved the LAP-BAND System for patients with lower BMIs (between 30 and 35) who suffer from at least one co-morbidity, like diabetes or hypertension. Continue reading

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Category: Weight Loss Surgery

Wednesday

October 1, 2014

CHRIAS Welcomes Dr. Singh to Our Practice!

We are excited to announce a new member joining our staff at CHRIAS! Dr. Rahul Singh is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery. Previous to working with CHRIAS, Dr. Singh worked in another private practice in Delaware and currently performs operations at Bayhealth Hospital. Dr. Singh is the only bariatric surgeon at Bayhealth that performs all three bariatric procedures, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and gastric banding, and is also been highly trained in robotic surgery. He will continue to operate at Bayhealth after joining our team at CHRIAS. Continue reading

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Category: News

Wednesday

April 9, 2014

Struggling After Weight Loss Surgery

If you’ve recently had bariatric surgery, or you are signed up for weight loss surgery at our Delaware center, you’ve probably heard us say that bariatric surgery is not a free pass from obesity, it is a valuable tool to help you change your habits and get control of your weight and health. It’s easy to expect that once the procedure is finished the weight will come dripping off. Continue reading

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Category: Support

Monday

March 24, 2014

Should You Drink Soda After Bariatric Surgery?

Alternatives to drinking sodaDid you know that even small changes to your diet can add up to serious results over time? During National Nutrition Month this March, many health centers across the United States are encouraging members of their community to replace just one bad habit with a healthier choice. At CHRIAS we would like to encourage patients and non-patients to swap soda for healthier refreshment options. Continue reading

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Category: Nutrition

Wednesday

March 19, 2014

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

colorectal-polypThis year nearly 72,000 men and 65,000 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. To date, this specific cancer is the second most deadly cancer (right behind lung and bronchial cancer) in America. Even with the decline in new cases and better recovery rates, colorectal cancer is expected to kill over 50,000 Americans this year. Continue reading

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Category: News