Medical & Surgical Weight Loss

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Fecal transplant

Stool as a Weight-Loss Tool? The Strange-But-True Fecal Transplant Possibilities

If the medications, shakes and diet plans don’t yield the weight loss results you want, the next step might be transplanting the stool of a thin person into your body. Sound far-fetched? Researchers at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston recently proposed, based on their investigation into the workings of...

Baked Tomato and Egg Cups

Fall Nutrition: Baked Tomato and Egg Cups; Apple Oatmeal Custard

It’s fall and schedules are colliding with kids getting back to school and you getting out the door on time for work. But don’t forget to fuel your day with a healthy breakfast. It will not only give your body energy, but also provide important nutrients for your health. Besides...

Summer Cookout

How to Avoid Food Poisoning at Summer Cookouts

It’s all fun and games at the summer cookout until the food poisoning sets in; fortunately, there are easy and safer ways to plan for your family’s outside eating to avoid food-borne illness. The heat of summer makes it even more important to keep an eye on things that need...

Detox Tea

Detox Teas: Are They Really Healthy?

The so-called “detox teas” creating a buzz on social media may not be healthy after all, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who spoke at a press conference June 17 at Hartford Hospital. Many of these teas, sold under a variety of names, claim to promote weight loss and a...

Overweight woman talking to medical professional.

Weight Loss, From Diet to Surgery: Which is Right for You?

Managing your weight is challenging, but it is one of the most important steps you can take for a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Pavlos Papasavas is director of research in the department of surgery and co-director of bariatric surgery at Hartford Hospital: Q.  First, can you explain the different approach to...

Obesity

Why This Bariatric Surgeon Treats Obesity Like Cancer

I’ve spent my entire career studying and treating obesity.  I have found that obesity, like many other diseases, is extremely complex and there is no single treatment that will work for everyone. In our practice, we have been fortunate to follow patients for many years after they’ve had weight loss...