Financing Your Weight Loss Surgery Procedure

American HealthCareLendingButtonOften, the biggest question when considering bariatric surgery is does my insurance cover weight loss surgery? Bariatric procedures are considered medically necessary and lifesaving, which will often be covered. Insurance companies are recognizing the importance of weight loss procedures like gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and lap band surgery. They are discovering the benefits such as lower medical costs, less physician visits, and overall better health so patients can enjoy a higher quality of life. If your insurance provider indicates that you[...]

Truly Understanding the Food Label

Do you truly understand the food label? Think it’s just about reading the calories, fat, and protein? There is actually more to it than that!! Whether you live in Dallas, Fort Worth, or Decatur, Texas…next time you’re at your local grocery store, learn how to look past the marketing schemes and evaluate the product effectively yourself. Let’s start with the serving size. The serving size is the amount of the product that is being evaluated on the food label. It is important to understand how many servings are in a product prior to eating to help prevent eating excess calories. For Example, if you sit Food Label 1do[...]

Protect Yourself from Sun Damage and Skin Cancer

Part 1 - Sun Damage

Woman on Beach You’ve had your weight loss surgery in Dallas, lost weight and you’re looking and feeling great.  For the first time in years you have the confidence to put on a swim suit and head outdoors to enjoy the Dallas sun.  Well, take-care, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can wreak havoc on your skin and eyes if you don’t take appropriate precautions.  Your skin (integumentary system) is the largest organ in your body.  It account[...]