Thursday, August 27, 2015

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A number of medications exist that are used for weight loss purposes.  These drugs are prescribed by a doctor only when appropriate, and they should be used after non-drug options have been exhausted.  Drugs can assist with weight loss by blocking the absorption of some fats, balancing brain chemicals to increase metabolism or suppressing appetite in patients.

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Depending upon where you live, the answer will vary.  Just like different insurance plans may have exclusions of coverage for weight loss-related programs and treatment, so do the insurance plans provided for by state Medicaid programs.   As part of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, the George Washington…

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