Category Archives: Coronavirus

Dr. Ballard: The CORONADO Study on Outcomes for COVID Patients with Diabetes and Obesity

August 18, 2020

Early on in the coronavirus pandemic, the Center for Disease Control identified obesity and diabetes as characteristics that increased individual’s risk for severe complications from COVID-19. Now, new research is beginning to clearly demonstrate how these health conditions impact patient’s … Read More

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 14, 2020

In late June, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) released a statement regarding metabolic and bariatric surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Surgical Association of Mobile, PA echoes their call to safely resume surgery. While the COVID-19 … Read More

Getting Enough Exercise Now That the Gym Is Closed

April 23, 2020

Getting the recommended amount of exercise is a challenge for most people in the best of times, much less when the gym is closed due to shelter in place orders and social distancing guidelines. The fact is, exercise is worth … Read More

Avoiding Poor Eating Habits When You’re Stuck at Home

April 15, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping millions in their homes, the stress-level is undoubtedly high. For some, it might feel like the calorie intake is just as high. You may be suddenly finding yourself a SAHM-WFT, also known as a Stay … Read More

Practice & Hospital Protocols to Minimize the Transmission of Coronavirus

March 25, 2020

With Coronavirus making its way around the United States, many patients have very legitimate concern about the infection prevention protocols that we, as a practice, and the hospitals at which we perform surgery, use. After all, no one wants to … Read More

Tips for Staying Healthy During the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 18, 2020

As you already know, the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has spread around the world and has affected over 100,000 people that we know of. We are seeing quite a bit of misinformation on the true effects of the disease as … Read More