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Weight Loss Surgery Leads to Lifestyle Gain

By |2024-06-21T12:32:04-04:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: Bariatrics, Health A-Z|Tags: , , , , |

Doug Brooks has struggled with his weight since high school, and it continued to climb through adulthood. Four years ago, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Howell resident to work from home, his weight spiked from 220 pounds to 300 pounds. Easily fatigued and experiencing excruciating hip and knee pain, [...]

All in the Family: Father and Son Sustain Healthier Lives After Bariatric Surgery

By |2024-05-10T08:22:31-04:00January 4th, 2023|Categories: Bariatrics, Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Father and son duo, Clifford and James “Scotty” Daniels, are almost certain that bariatric surgery at CentraState saved their lives. Clifford, a Neptune resident who was diagnosed with diabetes at 27, had watched his weight climb to 435 pounds over the years. He experienced neuropathy in his legs and [...]

Bariatric Surgery X2

By |2022-03-28T15:40:09-04:00April 18th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Daniel and Marie Anderson have a second chance at a healthier life, thanks to bariatric surgery at CentraState. Today, a combined 200 pounds lighter, they can play with their two young children with ease, fit on rides with them at the amusement park, and model a healthy lifestyle. The [...]

Make Activity a ‘Weigh of Life’

By |2022-03-18T14:03:23-04:00March 18th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Want to help ensure your weight loss efforts are sustainable and long-term? Have some fun! Seriously, we’re not kidding. “Minor changes in your exercise regimen, along with a healthy diet and a strong support system, is a winning formula for weight loss success,” says Cindy Kinsella, health coach at [...]

For Weight Loss, There Are No Magic Pills: Here’s What Works

By |2024-05-10T08:22:32-04:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: Bariatrics, Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

There are thousands of medications that help people live healthier longer, but unfortunately, there is no magic pill for weight loss. Instead, your weight depends on the number of calories you eat and drink, how many of those calories you store, and how many you use. Quite simply, if [...]

Robotic Bariatric Surgery Sparks a New Relationship with Food

By |2024-05-10T08:22:33-04:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Bariatrics, Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

As a paramedic who worked at Ground Zero on 9/11, Daniel Frazier knows all too well about survivor’s guilt and how PTSD can affect EMS workers—and has even lectured often on the subject. To deal with the stress related to this experience in his own life, he frequently used [...]

Lifechanging Bariatric Procedure Gives Mother of Two a New Lease on Life

By |2024-05-10T08:22:34-04:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: Bariatrics, Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Manahawkin resident Catherine DaSilva, 43, shares the story behind her lifechanging weight loss journey. Catherine DaSilva faced an uphill battle with her weight all her life. “I felt like I spent my whole life dieting,” said the 43-year-old mother of two from Manahawkin, NJ. “I always managed [...]

Shed the “Quarantine 15”

By |2021-03-25T02:18:13-04:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

If you’ve packed on the “quarantine 15,” as the COVID-related weight gain has been dubbed, and are having trouble taking it off, you’re not alone. “Turning to food in times of stress is common,” says Caryn Alter, MS, RD, FAND. Add to that the decreased opportunity for organized exercise [...]


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