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Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Program Expands to Meet Demands

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It's a major problem. Overweight and obese people plagued with secondary health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure.

That's why Memorial Health Systems is expanding its Weight Loss and Wellness Program. Doctors say the program allows multiple medical professionals to work together to address the patients' needs and make their health a priority.

"I thinking finding time and making oneself a priority is one of the biggest things that I've seen with patients. I have time for everybody else in my day and I'm so busy but I don't have time for me. So I think one of the balances is figuring out time for themselves and how they can make it all work," Medical Weight Loss Coordinator Wendi Spitzig said.

Spitzig says, in many cases, insurance covers a good portion of the program cost, and participation lowers other health costs. Program organizers say they hoped to add 200 patients in the programs first year, but that goal was reached in a matter of months.

Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States.

Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Program Expands to Meet Demands


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