Events by Date

September
2016

 

Past Events

Event Name
Presenter
Date
Time
Location
Support Group- Columbia
Susan Dyer LPN
Mon Sep 12
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
1000 W. Nifong Columbia, MO Bldg. 2 Suite 100
Support Group- Columbia

 

Missouri Bariatric Services hosts a support group in Columbia, typically, on the first Monday of each month. E-mail announcements are sent monthly with the specific date and time of the support group. Presenters and topics rotate.

Support group is a great place to meet other people who have gone through weight loss surgery. Many benefit people benefit from attending support group. Support groups help them stay motivated and give them ideas on how to address a certain challenge they may be having. We look forward to seeing you!



Support Group- Jefferson City
Ann Pollack
Mon Sep 12
5:15 pm -
6:15 pm
Cap. Region SW Campus, 1432 SW Blvd. Jeff City, Lower Level Conference Room
Support Group- Jefferson City

 

Bariatric patients meet monthly to share their experiences and learn about various educational topics relevant to their care.

1.  Patients will discuss the importance of managing small goals.
2.  Patients will identify triggers to unhealthy behaviors.
3.  Patients will discover effective strategies and behaviors that will support their ability to communicate their needs and feelings with others.

Pandora's Box of Caffeine
Susan Dyer LPN
Mon Sep 12
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
MBS Woodrail location
Pandora's Box of Caffeine

 

Caffeine—is it the weight loss surgery (WLS) patient’s friend or foe? Scientists and researchers may have evidence that supports both views but, to the WLS patient, caffeine is a Pandora’s Box full of ills that are better left undisturbed. While it may be possible to forgo the use of caffeine temporarily as a fresh post-op, the addictive properties of caffeine (the “buzz”, the taste, the warmth, the habits, and the easy availability) may lure the WLS patient to reopen their ‘Pandora’s Box of Caffeine’. Join us for this support group where we will discuss the ills of caffeine, caffeine’s particular effects after WLS, and, once the ills have already been released and are wreaking their havoc, how to reseal Pandora’s Box of Caffeine!

 



After this support group, participants will be able to:

1.  Define the substance known as caffeine.

2.  Describe caffeine’s effects on the body.

3.  Identify dietary sources of caffeine.

4.  Discuss the 5 main reasons that caffeine is to be avoided after WLS.

5.  Identify strategies to implement in the reduction/elimination of caffeine use.