An estimated 30 percent of U.S. adults–over 60 million people–are considered obese. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 300,000 deaths each year are associated with obesity.
During the program, patients develop the skills needed to maintain long-term weight loss. Studies show that after two years 50 percent of patients maintained more than half their weight loss, and 75 percent maintained medically significant weight loss. For more information, visit OPTIFAST.com.
Mercy Medical Center, a nonprofit corporation of the Sisters of Charity Health, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, see cantonmercy.com.