How weight loss surgery is making his kidney transplant possible

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Todd Gomez is in need of a kidney transplant. The Denham Springs native has lived with chronic renal failure for more than four years, a diagnosis that keeps him on daily dialysis treatments. His doctors told him he wasn’t eligible for a life-altering kidney transplant because of his weight. At that time, the 53-year-old weighed […]

Can wearable fitness trackers improve your health?

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More than one in five Americans owns a wearable fitness tracker, such as a Fitbit or Apple Watch, and at least one in 10 wears the tracker every day. But do they work, and can they really help to improve your health? The short answer is yes — these devices can help you to improve […]

Pros and Cons of Today’s Most Popular Diets

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Every day we get bombarded with new information about what we should be eating, how we should be eating it and when we should eat it. Promises are thrown out regularly, saying that certain diets can help us lose weight or stave off disease—but what’s right? And more importantly, which one is right for you? […]

Fitness and Technology: Tools to Help You Lose Weight

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Your heart is a muscle, and just like any other muscle it needs exercise to stay healthy. A sedentary lifestyle is one of the top risk factors for heart disease. People who are inactive, overweight and have a poor diet are twice as likely to develop heart disease than an active person. Excess pounds do […]

How a Balloon is Being Used for Weight Loss

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A balloon the size of a grapefruit is changing the way people think about weight loss procedures. The Gastric Balloon is a new, non-surgical procedure that takes less than 30 minutes to complete and is a two-part system designed to change a lifetime of unhealthy habits and help people reach their weight loss goals. In […]