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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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Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

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If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

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