Weight Loss

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  • Virtual Health: Now You Can Get Medical Care From Your Home

    April 16, 2020

    As Connecticut enters the surge stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, with state officials urging residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” Hartford HealthCare will now offer access to most of its primary care, specialty and behavioral health providers through virtual health technology. More than 1,300 medical providers — including 550-plus primary…

  • Listen to Our New Podcast Series: ‘Coping Through COVID’

    April 10, 2020

    Beyond the fever and cough, the coronavirus has brought fear and anxiety to our lives. At the very least, it’s disrupted everything we know. While many people can work remotely, nurses, doctors, environmental services and food workers, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and many others don protective gear and help those sick…

  • Here’s Your Exercise Plan During COVID-19 Pandemic

    March 20, 2020

    Now that your gym is closed and you’re staying home because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it doesn’t mean you need to skip exercising. “The best example of aerobic exercise is sustained walking,” said Dr. Darren Tishler, director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Hartford HealthCare. “Biking (both stationary and…

  • Here’s What To Do if You Need, or Have, a Doctor’s Appointment

    March 18, 2020

    A message to patients from Dr. James Cardon, Hartford HealthCare Chief Clinical Integration Officer: Dear Patient: COVID-19, the new coronavirus, has affected all of us. To protect the people and communities we serve, Hartford HealthCare has put in place these policies and procedures for staff, patients and guests. If you have…

  • How to Get Some Help to Take Off the Weight

    January 13, 2020

    Dr. Thomas J. Lane Director of the Weigh Your Options, The Hospital of Central Connecticut Just as the clock ticks midnight on Jan. 1, resolutions are made to achieve personal goals or make lifestyle changes. A great number of resolutions are made, and broken, that revolve around weight loss. If…

  • Tallwood Men’s Health: Surgical and Medical Weight Loss for Men

    November 22, 2019

    Did you know that, in 1985, no state had an adult (male and female) obesity rate higher than 15 percent? Now, every state is at 20 percent or more. Even though Connecticut has the nation’s 10th-lowest obesity rate, about 27 percent of men in the state are obese. This trend…

  • Stool as a Weight-Loss Tool? The Strange-But-True Fecal Transplant Possibilities

    September 19, 2019

    If the medications, shakes and diet plans don’t yield the weight loss results you want, the next step might be transplanting the stool of a thin person into your body. Sound far-fetched? Researchers at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston recently proposed, based on their investigation into the workings of…

  • Weight Loss, From Diet to Surgery: Which is Right for You?

    May 23, 2019

    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…

  • Weight Loss Surgery: What Happens if I Regain Weight?

    January 22, 2019

    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…

  • How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Gaining Weight

    November 26, 2018

    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…


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