Health Pages Category: Weight Loss

Lose Weight With Right Plan

If you want to lose weight, first you need to find a plan that is the right fit. Here are a few questions to ask yourself: Do you prefer to follow a plan without having to make any choices? Or, would you like to continue to... Read more

Weight-Loss Surgery Provides a Happy and Healthy Life

About a year and a half ago, Nikki Golden was at a turning point in her life. The Cape Girardeau woman was turning 40, and her excess weight was making her both unhappy and unhealthy. She decided she needed a change, and Saint Francis Healthcare System’s... Read more

Support Group Talks to Bariatric Patients

Weight-loss surgery is a major lifetime commitment and requires support long after the initial procedure. Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Weight Loss Solutions offers a monthly support group for patients who are considering bariatric surgery, preparing for it or already have undergone it. “Our patients work very hard... Read more

Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Health

For some people, weight-loss surgery can be the gateway to a healthier, more active lifestyle. But bariatric surgery is not for everyone. Before considering this big step, talk to your doctor about whether it is the best choice for you. “Just like any major surgery, weight-loss surgery... Read more

Do You Qualify for Weight-Loss Surgery?

Weight-loss surgery at Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Weight Loss Solutions can be a life changer for those who have struggled using other methods. However, not everyone who is overweight is a candidate for bariatric surgery. In 1991, the National Institutes for Health (NIH) established criteria all patients... Read more

A Strong System Supports Weight-Loss Surgery Patient

As a paramedic and volunteer firefighter, Evan Ineichen, 37, often needs to move quickly on the job. Before spring 2015, his weight made that extremely difficult. But thanks to Weight Loss Solutions at Saint Francis Healthcare System, Ineichen now has enough stamina to save lives. On May... Read more

Exercise Plan Helps You Stay Healthy

If you are prediabetic or suffer from chronic problems such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you could benefit from a solid exercise plan. Saint Francis Medical Center’s Exercise is Medicine® program is based on the American College of Sports Medicine program, which was launched in... Read more

Doctors Support Healthy Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, your doctor can assist you in creating a plan that will keep you healthy and help you reach your goals. “You need a strong support system during your weight loss, and your doctor can provide an unbiased outside opinion,” saysErica... Read more

New Bariatric Surgeon Joins Weight Loss Solutions

Saint Francis Medical Center now has two surgeons available to perform weight-loss surgery. Carson C. Cunningham, MD, bariatric and general surgeon, Saint Francis Medical Partner, has joined fellow bariatric and general surgeon Ryan A. LeGrand, MD, at Weight Loss Solutions. Cunningham earned his medical degree from Louisiana... Read more

Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Woman Travel Once Again

Samantha Cates has struggled with her weight all her life. The 20-year-old was born with spina bifida, a birth defect when a baby’s spinal cord fails to develop properly. As a result, Cates is confined to a wheelchair. Sitting in a wheelchair has made exercise very difficult.... Read more

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