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Why Paula Chose Weight Loss Surgery

Why Paula Chose Weight Loss Surgery

Most parts of Paula Darby’s life are pretty great, and she wouldn’t change them. She adores her husband. They have great kids. Plenty of friends. Trained as an OB Nurse, she’s good at her work and enjoys it. But there is another part of her life that she has been…


Just One Thing: My Friend’s Crazy Calendar

Just One Thing: My Friend’s Crazy Calendar

The fabulous young woman who works with me has this seriously ridiculous calendar on her desk. I don’t know who gave it to her. My guess is that it was a gift from someone who just grabbed it on the run in a store, wrapped it up and never actually…


Body Mass Index:  Who Came Up With this Name, Anyway?

Body Mass Index: Who Came Up With this Name, Anyway?

Here’s a true fact. Many of us avoid looking up our Body Mass Index – also just called BMI. Why? Probably a variety of reasons. I think the name itself is one of them. The word ‘body’ is not so worrisome. But it’s followed by another word. Mass. That sounds…


Just One Thing: A Simple Starting Place

Just One Thing: A Simple Starting Place

Thank goodness for what I call my ‘Let’s Just Get It Over With’ moods. Sometimes I avoid things I really don’t want to deal with. Do you? Eventually, I find resolve and tell myself that it’s time to stop putting it off and do what I have to do. So,…


Just One Thing: Ever Heard of this Diet Plan?

Just One Thing: Ever Heard of this Diet Plan?

Our Women and Wellness Spotlight this month is Healthy Weight. Here’s this week’s ‘Just One Thing’ for you to consider. The Paleo Diet In his Spotlight Series article this month, Dr. Christopher Bray mentioned one particular eating plan that he believes is the best. To be honest, I’d never heard…


Weighing in on Your health

Weighing in on Your health

Whether you are frustrated about the 5 lbs that you recently gained while on that cruise, or you have told by your doctor that you must lose weight for some medical reason – body weight is on a lot of people’s minds these days. Remarkably, one third of the world’s…


Just One Thing: The Real First Step to Healthy Weight

Just One Thing: The Real First Step to Healthy Weight

As part of Women and Wellness, we want to introduce what we call ‘Just One Thing.’ I don’t know about you, but I often feel that my life is way too crazy busy. There’s so much to do and so much to think about. I want to be healthy and…


More from Dr. Bray on Healthy Weight

More from Dr. Bray on Healthy Weight

Dr. Christopher Bray of Gainesville Family Physicians sat down with WCJB-TV20 Health Reporter Lauren Verno to talk more about Healthy Weight — what it means for each of us and how we get there. Watch this video to learn more.


How Robyn Lost 80 Pounds

How Robyn Lost 80 Pounds

If you want to lose weight, but you think you just can’t – you have to watch this video. It’s about Robyn Crawford, who went to her doctors at Gainesville Family Physicians for guidance and help. Robyn says if she can do it — you can, too!


Welcome to Women and Wellness

Welcome to Women and Wellness

We did a lot of research into the biggest health concerns for women in our community. And we looked at national research, too, to see how we stack up compared to women who live elsewhere. Some of what we learned won’t surprise you. But we bet some of it will….


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