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Nutrition: A Key To Health

Blog, Nutrition on June 4th, 2012 No Comments

Far too many individuals end up with health (or lack thereof) as a life distraction instead of a resource for greater productivity. Does that really have to happen? And what impact is unnecessary disease having on the world around us as attention and resources are being devoted to recapturing lost health that should have never […]

Rick Tague, MD spotlighted as a “Leader in Medical Weight Loss” in Newsweek 2012 Leaders Series

Blog, Press Release on May 4th, 2012 No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Leawood, Kansas – Board-certified bariatric physician Rick Tague, M.D., M.P.H. & T.M., has been spotlighted as a leader in non-surgical medical weight loss and will appear in the May 14, 2012 issue of Newsweek magazine. Dr. Tague is the founder and medical director of The Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine, P.A. […]

Memory Loss and Aging

aging, Blog, memory loss on March 7th, 2012 No Comments

Brain Shrinkage and “Cognitive Decline” Mental function, unfortunately, does deteriorate with age and is associated with the unpleasant reality of “brain shrinkage”.  Known in research studies as “cognitive decline”, this process is now known to begin at least by age 45.  In fact, research shows that reasoning ability declines 3.5% over the 10 years from […]

Fast Facts Regarding Gastric Bypass Surgery

Blog, Gastric Bypass Surgery on February 15th, 2012 No Comments

A common misconception of gastric bypass surgery is that it works by malabsorption of food calories.  In fact, only 5-10% of the weight loss from gastric bypass surgery is the result of malabsorption.  However, the surgery does effectively reduce appetite and intake by 1,418 calories per day.  It is recommended that most dieters use safer, […]

Why Pursue Prevention? A Personal Strategy…

Blog on February 2nd, 2012 No Comments

I heard an intriguing quote this week, “America is not about prevention… We would much rather build a hospital at the bottom of a cliff than build a fence at the top.”  What a sad commentary on our society and our health care system! While attending Tulane Medical School, I also had the privilege of […]

How Do I Choose A Physician To Help Manage My Weight?

Blog on January 17th, 2012 No Comments

For many years now, the State of Kansas has placed a number of restrictions on various weight loss treatments.  Since many weight loss medications are controlled by the Drug Enforcement Administration, there are both federal and state regulations that must also be followed. Currently, only authorized physicians with D.E.A. certification may prescribe these controlled medications […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Blog on December 2nd, 2011 No Comments

Are you prepared to face the “Winter Blues”? Everyone tends to feel a little “blah” when the days are short and cold, but for some people seasonal change brings with it something more serious than the blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is a form of depression that 20% of Americans struggle with. If you […]

Your Routine: Your Key To Success!

Blog on November 9th, 2011 No Comments

Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you a person who has discovered a success-producing routine! You and I have both seen it. Look around you at those that are floundering in some area of life. Almost always, they have failed to discern and implement a daily routine that allows them to flourish. Examples […]

Self-Control and Weight Loss: Is It The Answer?

Blog on November 4th, 2011 3 Comments

I have tremendous respect and concern for individuals seeking to enhance their health through weight loss and positive nutrition.  In fact, serving them is my passion.  And I know from years of working with such clients that weight reduction and maintenance is a very difficult task if one is not empowered with all the right […]

What Are “Diet Foods” Anyway?

Blog on October 26th, 2011 1 Comment

Posted by: Rick Tague, M.D., M.P.H., & T.M. The marketplace is full of seemingly “healthy” food options for those trying to watch their weight and health.  But what do these products really offer us, if anything? Don’t be deceived by terms such as reduced calorie, reduced fat, low fat, light, lite, diet, fat-free, or low-calorie.  […]