Monthly Archives: August 2020

COVID-19…OBESITY…DR. NEIL FLOCH

COVID-19 struck China and the globe watched with disbelief as the virus invaded Europe and then North America and the world. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, researchers found that risk factors such as older age, male sex, hypertension, diabetes, cardiac disease and history of malignancy were more common in sicker and dying patients. The first […]

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TELEMEDICINE…SURGERY…DR. NEIL FLOCH

Is Surgery Ready For Telemedicine? COVID-19 Pushes Surgeons Toward Virtual Care Before the pandemic, Neil Floch, MD, had a booming bariatric surgery practice. After the coronavirus hit, his patient volume dropped to zero. Like many surgeons, Dr. Floch had never really considered telemedicine before, but very quickly it became his only option for seeing patients […]

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SATAY CHICKEN SKEWERS – Our Recipe Of The Month

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STRATEGIES FOR COPING WITH COVID-19

Strategies for Coping with COVID-19: Keeping patients on track through mindful eating, exercising at home, and more. Date and Time: Thursday, August 27th at 7:00 PM EST Moderator: Claye Paca, MS RD CSOWM Panelists: Mandy Mirzaie, RDN, Paul Davidson, PhD, and Haylee Hannah, MS RD LD CSOWMThe ASMBS Integrated Health Communications Committee will be relaunching their webinar […]

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sometimes there are just no words

Today was a miserable weather day. It began with heavy rains and there was a high wind warning with dire predictions about downed trees and possible power outages (I did give my generator a huge hug when I took the dog out this morning, knowing we would not have to worry about an outage). I am […]

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DR. NEIL FLOCH’S BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB AUGUST SELECTION

The journey of weight loss surgery must include the ownership of the quintessential guide for patients to follow. The Bariatric Bible is a remarkable creation that should be studied by every patient seeking to understand the procedures and the instructions involved before, during, and after bariatric surgery. It provides a pathway for the bariatric patient […]

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SUMMER…yesterday…today

As a child I would run and hide when I would see the other kids in the neighborhood coming towards me. I would always check to see if the coast was clear. I always felt like I was looking over my shoulder and being chased. But, it really wasn’t like that. It was the fear […]

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BARIATRIC EATING (AND COOKERY) IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT EATING LESS

and a warm welcome from me. I am delighted to be part of this new community. My name is Carol Bowen Ball and I am not only a Bariatric Cook, but also a WLS Patient (I had a bypass over 10 years ago). Since then I have made it my mission to pass on good […]

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF ISOLATION

I have been a huge Stephen King fan since I first read ‘Salem’s Lot in 1974. The Stand came out in 1978; think on that 42 years ago, and I was forever enthralled. It remains one of, if not, my favorite books ever; so much so that I made it a point to acquire a first […]

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