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A third of the world is now overweight or obese. These figures are staggering with no hope in sight. Are we expected to diet our way back to health when it is proven that only radical interventions can create substantial and lasting weight-loss? A new gastric balloon introduced at the European Congress of Weight-Loss Surgery [...]
Using your incentive spirometer after surgery will help you keep your lungs clear. The incentive spirometer also will help keep your lungs active when you are recovering from surgery, as if you were at home performing your daily activities. How to use the incentive spirometer: Sit on the edge of your bed if possible, or [...]
Today’s teenagers have more risk factors for cardiovascular disease than did teens of earlier decades, largely because excess weight is fueling an increase in prediabetes and diabetes, a national survey showed. Action Points An NHANES database study found that overweight and obese adolescents had a higher number of four cardiovascular disease risk factors compared to [...]
Obesity in America has reached a catastrophic level. Almost every aspect of our lives is threatened. The first step toward ending the damage is learning how to fight back. Bringing together the nation’s leading research institutions, THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with [...]
Why should I quit? Your health. This is a very real concern: smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Half of all smokers who keep smoking will end up dying from a smoking-related illness. In the United States alone, smoking is responsible for nearly 1 in 5 deaths, and about 8.6 million people suffer [...]
What’s the best measurement to assess health risks from being overweight? Experts say BMI and body-fat percentage both have their place. Some experts tout BMI, or body mass index, as the most accurate way to determine the effect of weight on your health. In fact, most recent medical research uses BMI as an indicator of [...]
Bringing together the nation’s leading research institutions, THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. The [...]
Experts agree that Gastric Plication’s promising results may increase its popularity as a weight-loss surgery option. As the worlds obesity epidemic is growing to catastrophic proportions, new technologies and procedures are resulting in less invasive and more effective techniques to combat this life threatening disease. Barcelona, one of the most beautiful cities in the world [...]
Dr. Ariel Ortiz is Director of Bariatric Surgery at Obesity Control Center, an International Center of Excellence in Baja, Mexico. He frequently lectures and proctors around the world and has active collaborations with other internationally recognized surgical teams in Europe and Latin America as well as the United States. The Center has been the destination [...]
Patients in need of a weight loss surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico can visit Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Martinez of Obesity Control Center. Over the years, they have treated thousands of weight loss surgery patients through advanced procedures such as gastric sleeve surgery and Lap Band surgery in Mexico. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact the practice at 866-376-7849.