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Secrets to a great night’s sleep

Getting enough sleep is as important for your body as eating right, exercising, and practicing good
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Harvard Medical School experts reveal:
Secrets to a great night’s sleep

Getting enough sleep is as important for your body as eating right, exercising, and practicing good dental hygiene. That’s because lack of sleep not only makes it harder for you to get through the day, it is also linked to all kinds of health problems — from diabetes to increasing blood pressure to weight gain and increased risk for a heart attack. Inadequate sleep even makes it more likely that you'll catch a cold.

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Gregory D. Curfman, M.D.
Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Publications

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Some Facts On Gastric Banding Surgery Ny Patients Need To Know

By Della Monroe

Dietary restriction and physical exercise are regard the most effective conservative modalities of weight loss. However, these modalities do not yield the desired results and more invasive options are required. Various types of surgeries are now being tried in Suffern. If they intend to undergo gastric banding surgery ny residents need to know a number of things concerning the procedure.

The main piece of equipment that is used here is known as a laparoscope. To gain access to the abdominal cavity. Three entry points are made in the abdominal wall. The laparoscope has a camera mounted on it and images from the surgical field are transmitted onto a monitor. A small silicon band is placed onto the stomach effectively reducing its size.

With reduced stomach volume, less food is accommodated at any given point in time. The individual tends to get early satiety and eat less. With time, gradual weight loss sets in. The silicon band is connected to a tube that runs all the way to an area just below the skin. Saline is pumped through the tube to increase the pressure exerted and to reduce the volume further whenever necessary.

This operation is suitable for persons that have a high body mass index of more than 40. If they also have weight related diseases and medical conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea or hypertension, a lower body mass index of about 35 is permissible. This is because the surgery tends to improve the symptoms that are associated with these conditions. The candidates must first try conservative methods before considering the surgery.

There are a number of instances in which the operation should not be carried out. For instance, the operation should be postponed or cancelled altogether if it bears serious risks to the patient. Such may be the case if the patient has a hormonal abnormality such as poorly controlled hypothyroidism. Gastrointestinal conditions and diseases such as esophagitis, peptic ulcers and inflammatory bowel disease are also associated with unfavorable outcomes.

Proper preparation is required just as is the case with other types of operations. Your doctor will ask you to abstain from smoking about two months before and after the procedure. Blood tests to determine your suitability for the operation will be done. The operation can be done in pregnant patients but they are required to be in good nutritional status.

It should be remembered that the operation is not very effective if used in isolation. Proper diet and regular physical exercise need to be used to complement the benefits of the surgery. In some cases, dietary restrictions may be lifelong. There is also a need to attend the clinic for follow up visits to determine whether progress has been made or not.

The options that can be used for weight loss are many. Gastric bands are among the most commonly use options today. The rise in popularity is attributable to the ease of placement as well as the effectiveness in weight reduction. It is important that all the benefits and risks are discussed at length with the surgeon before the operation is performed. This helps in the making of more informed decisions.

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Chick-fil-A, McDonald's, Chipotle, Panera and, most recently, Subway have made public pronouncements indicating their intentions to source their poultry and meat from producers who don't use antibiotics. The promises usually involve some time in the future, or an extended phase-in period. These announcements usually follow some noise by activists, who are guilty of greatly simplifying... Continue Reading

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