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OPCAB

Some patients may be candidates for a less invasive version of the OPCAB. Called MIDCAB, for minimally invasive coronary artery bypass, a small hole is made in the patient's left side. The heart is stabilized and the patient's mammary artery is used to detour blood around the blocked coronary...


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Healthy Weight Loss

Losing weight might seem like a daunting task, but here are some tips from the American Medical Association (AMA) to get you started:

  • Keep track of what you eat. If you want to lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than the amount of energy you put out through activities.

  • Get regular exercise. The AMA and other experts recommend at least 30 minutes of brisk walking or its equivalent each day.

  • Lose weight slowly, no more than a pound a week is best. If you are overweight, losing 5 to 10 percent of your weight can improve your health.

  • Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program or a diet plan.

 

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Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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