Health Wise

Health Wise is our blog to help you be more informed about important health and wellness matters for you and loved ones.

Steps Leading Up to Weight-Loss Surgery

The most important element of the process for weight-loss surgery is consultation with a team of health professionals. In addition to your primary care physician, you will likely need to be evaluated by a surgeon, a dietitian, a psychologist, and possibly other specialists to ensure that you are fully prepared for the procedure. Read More

Are You a Candidate for Weight-Loss Surgery?

If you or a loved one suffers from obesity, without success in addressing it by diet or exercise, weight-loss (bariatric) surgery could be a viable option for addressing this condition. Read More

Heart Disease: A Serious Matter for Women

When you think of all of the major health issues facing women today, heart disease is rarely at the top of the list. Breast cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and lupus are many things that come to mind. However, heart disease is actually the number one cause of death among women—and African American women—today. Read More