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Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

The lower, larger part of the stomach is still intact below the band. These two parts of the stomach are connected by a small opening. Food passes through the opening, or stoma, from the upper gastric pouch to the lower part more slowly. This delayed emptying gives the patient a sense of fullness,...

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Fresh Is Best

If you want to get the most nutrition from fruits and vegetables, store them in a cool place. Other ideas from the American Dietetic Association: Eat fruits and vegetables raw. Don't soak them in water as you clean or prepare them for cooking. Cook vegetables for the shortest time possible in a covered pot. Steam or microwave vegetables in the least amount of water necessary.

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High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

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Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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