Health Notes

Two Balloons for Better Weight Loss

by Dr. Daniel Cronk on April 27, 2016

ReShape Dual Gastric BalloonThere has been a lot of buzz since the FDA approved the gastric balloon six months ago. Now, this non-surgical weight loss option is available at Methodist Physicians Clinic Bariatric Surgery clinic, and it’s the only place in Omaha where “two is better than one.”

The ReShapeTM Procedure is a different type of gastric balloon which uses two connected, medical-grade, saline-filled balloons to fill the stomach space. We prefer the dual balloon method over single balloons because the shape more closely resembles the natural shape of your stomach. We also like the safety aspect two balloons present, because if one balloon deflates, the other is there to keep it in place.

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Cajun ChickenGrilled chicken breast is a summer favorite, and a dieter’s go-to main course.

And why shouldn’t it be? It’s packed with protein and a full supply of essential vitamins and minerals. Besides just the added nutrients, chicken is also known for helping control cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduces your risk of cancer.

So if you’re looking for a new way to prepare an old favorite, you have to check out this recipe by Methodist Hospital Café Chef Alberto Santon. It’s kickin’ Cajun flavor is a perfect summer treat.
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Exercise: Building Up for a Better Burn

April 6, 2016

You may have heard that strength training burns more calories. Did you know that is because strength training builds muscle, and muscle burns more calories? This means if you build more muscle you will also burn more calories during your cardio workout. Weights are pretty inexpensive, but for those of you on a tight budget, […]

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Surprise! These Foods are Healthy!

March 23, 2016
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Eating a variety of foods diet ensures we get the nutrients needed for good health. However, there may be foods you thought were unhealthy, but surprisingly are good for you. Check out this list of surprisingly healthy foods that are rich in nutrients and, YES, can be important part of your healthy eating plan:

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Recipe: A Lotta Enchilada

March 16, 2016
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Love Mexican food but it just isn’t on your diet? You can enjoy the same tastes you enjoy at your favorite restaurant but with fewer calories just by making them on your own! Methodist Hospital Café Chef Jeff Hammond whips up this South of the Border favorite that won’t make your diet fly south.

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Your Questions Answered: “What’s a blenderized diet?”

March 9, 2016
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Q. I’m reading a lot about the importance of liquid and blenderized diets following my bariatric surgery. But what does that really mean? Why can’t I eat normal food? A. Bariatric surgery is a big operation that makes big changes to the way your stomach and digestive system process what you eat. There are four […]

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Exercise: Let Your Children Be Your Guide!

March 2, 2016
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Kids can be great motivators and workout inspiration. Many of us would answer the question, “Why do you want to be healthy?” with “I want to be there for my kids.” Caring for our children comes out of caring for our lives.  But sometimes they seem like two separate things.  Let them see you making […]

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Which Bariatric Surgery is Right for You?

February 24, 2016
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When it comes to bariatric surgery, there are four main surgical weight loss options. So how do you make a choice on which is right for you? It all starts with knowing what each surgery does and which is the best for your body type. So what are the options?

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Recipe: Savory, Citrusy Salmon… a Dieters Delight

February 17, 2016
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Of all the fish, salmon is somewhat of a “superfood.” It’s nutrient-dense and a dieters delight. Salmon is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals (including potassium, selenium and vitamin B12). But perhaps its most beneficial properties are its omega-3 fatty acids. They contribute to healthy brain function, the heart, joints and general […]

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Making the Most of Commercial Breaks: Ways You Can Exercise in 5 Minute Intervals

February 3, 2016
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Are you having difficulty deciding where to squeeze exercise into an already hectic schedule? Most of us are juggling work, families/friends, and household responsibilities before collapsing at the end of the day. Next time you are settling down on to the couch to unwind for the day by watching your favorite reality TV show, think […]

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