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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...

Healthy Diet, Exercise

How to Keep Those Healthy Eating, Exercise Resolutions

The beginning of the New Year is an opportunity for change. Sustaining your New Year’s resolutions is often difficult. If healthier eating and exercise habits are among your resolutions, consider the following when deciding what changes in your life are sustainable throughout the year and many years to come. 1) ...

Weight regain after bariatric surgery.

Weight Loss Surgery: What Happens if I Regain Weight?

When patients see me for medical weight loss, most have considered surgical weight loss at some point in their lifetime. One of their  greatest fears is gaining weight after surgery. Why? Because every one of these patients knows somebody who regained all the weight lost after bariatric surgery. It’s not...

Holiday Eating

How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Gaining Weight

It’s that time of year again when we’re faced with cold weather and short days, not to mention the holiday season. There are so many challenges for us to stay on track and remain focused on healthy living. You can survive and thrive during this busy, hectic time of year...


Weight Loss Surgery: Can Success Be Predicted?

Weight loss surgery has become an effective tool in treating obesity, especially in people who have not benefitted from diet and exercise. Along with reduced weight – about 30 percent on average – there is improved health for many who undergo this surgery: lowered blood pressure, reduced sleep apnea and...