Weight Loss Success in the New Year

Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital December 29, 2016

Many people begin a new year with a resolution to lose weight. To help support your goals for 2017, specialists in the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have compiled resources with information about weight loss.


Controlling the Hunger Hormone

Have you ever thought about what makes you feel hungry or full? There are many signals in the body that help to control the amount of food we eat. Ghrelin, which is sometimes called the hunger hormone, is one of these signals. Learn more about this important hormone in this blog post.




Improving Quality of Life after Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, is about much more than weight loss. In fact, it’s often called metabolic and bariatric surgery because it can lead to an improvement in many health conditions. Find out more about the benefits of weight loss surgery in this blog post.



Walk from Obesity – Raising Awareness

In late spring, the Boston Walk from Obesity will begin and end at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) and wind through the beautiful Arnold Arboretum. Funds raised through the event are used to support obesity-related research, education, and awareness programs promoted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation. Read more about prior events and learn how you can get involved.



Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

This video features members from the BWH Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, including Scott Shikora, MD, Director, Bariatric Nutrition Coordinator Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, LDN, and Bariatric Program Manager Kellene A. Isom, MS, RD, LDN. Viewing our New Patient Information video is the first step in considering whether bariatric surgery makes sense for you.


A New Year – A Healthier You!

Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital December 21, 2016

A New Year’s resolution to increase exercise can go a long way for your bones, joints, and many other aspects of your health. Starting a plan by setting small achievable goals every six-to-eight weeks is a great way to track your progress throughout the year. You should never increase your mileage or minutes spent exercising more than 10 percent per week.

Authors: Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin, Surgical Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Team Physician for Stonehill College Athletics, and Emily Brook, a research assistant in the Women’s Sports Medicine Program.

With a new year right around the corner, many of us are thinking about a New Year’s resolution. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight, exercise more and be healthy! Bones and joints appreciate weight loss, because for every pound you lose, pressure is taken off of your hip, knee, and ankle joints. However, losing weight and transitioning to a healthy lifestyle takes time, and many people who do too much, too soon, wind up with an overuse injury in the first 8-12 weeks of the year.

If you are thinking about weight loss or increasing your exercise as a New Year’s resolution, follow these simple tips to start your year off right and be on your way to an injury-free healthier lifestyle. Read More »