Category Archives: General Interest

August 8, 2013

The Mirror Lies

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Written by S Bledsoe

Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. If I had a grain of rice for every time someone told me they don’t like what they see in the mirror, I could solve world huger.  The complaint goes something like this, “I’m doing the … Continue reading

March 24, 2013

The Deadlift

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Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. The deadlift has been called the “King of Exercises.”  I love that title.  The deadlift used to be called the “health lift,” because with this one lift, you are exercising all of the major muscle groups … Continue reading

January 28, 2013

Pregnancy After Weight Loss Surgery

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  Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. “I never thought it could happen so quickly!”  After 9 years of struggling with infertility, Susan was now 9 weeks out from her sleeve gastrectomy and 8 weeks pregnant.  Her 10 year wedding anniversary happened … Continue reading

December 31, 2012

Excess Skin After Weight Loss Surgery

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Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. One of the most common concerns that I hear from people who are about to undergo weight loss surgery is the excess skin that can accompany significant weight loss.  There is no speculation about the source … Continue reading

November 20, 2012

Top 10 Medical Innovations For 2013

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Author- S. Bledsoe, M.D. For the past 7 years, the Cleveland Clinic has chosen 10 medical innovations that they feel will change the medical landscape in the coming year.  Over 110 experts make their nominations which are then examined by … Continue reading

November 13, 2012

Lifestyles and Longevity

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Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. In 1513, Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon went searching for the Fountain of Youth.  He never found the legendary fountain, but his expeditions did earn him a poisoned arrow in the thigh.  He later died … Continue reading

October 21, 2012

Good Intentions Gone Bad- The Medicare Reimbursement Debate

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Written by S Bledsoe

Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. If you’ve been keeping track of the rollout of Obamacare, you know that Oct. 1, 2012 had serious repercussions for many hospitals- about 2,200 hospitals nationwide to be exact.  These hospitals have been identified as having … Continue reading

October 14, 2012

8-Weeks and Done or 8-Weeks and Just Begun- The Genesis Experience

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Author: J.Taylor Perspective and motivation; these are two very powerful things; the kind of things that can either defeat you or drive you.   If you are meandering through life, day by day, with no particular aim, an 8-week Paleo/Crossfit … Continue reading

October 7, 2012

Success After Weight Loss Surgery- Show Up

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Author- S. Bledsoe, M.D. “What can I do to improve my chances for success after my weight loss procedure?”  As a bariatric surgeon, I am often asked this question.  Of course, success is dependent on many factors, most of which … Continue reading

September 27, 2012

Functional Goals After Weight Loss Surgery

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Author- S. Bledsoe, M.D. Linda (not her real name) was 14 months after her sleeve gastrectomy, and she was very concerned.  “I’ve stopped losing weight, and I’m not where I want to be yet.”  She had hit a weight loss … Continue reading

 
 
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