Bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement improves outcomes in obese patients
"We know that bariatric surgery is a cost-effective intervention for morbid obesity," said Alexander McLawhorn, MD, a chief orthopedic surgery resident at HSS and study author. "Yet, the cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery to achieve weight loss ... - Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:49

Obese Patients Anticipating Hip or Knee Replacement Might Also Want To ...
Diabetes Insider - Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:52

Weight loss surgery helps prevent and reduce asthma attacks says new study
The Westside Story - Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:03

Weight-loss surgery improves outcomes for joint replacement operations
West Texas News - Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:08

Meet the Spackmans, a family living with morbid obesity
Hard-up for as long as he can remember, Colin comes from a family of battlers for whom obesity has become an inherited curse. At 36, his time is spent caring for his divorced and incapacitated father, Des, who shares his rented house, eking out a few ...
Sydney Morning Herald - Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:07

Could a tax on sodas curb our addiction to sugar?
Imagine what supermarket soda and juice aisles would look like if the bottle packaging had to include a depiction of morbid obesity. Self-control has never been counted among America's many virtues, which is why we consume more sugar per capita than ...
LancasterOnline - Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:54

Weight-Loss Win: Andie Lost 135 Pounds And Gained A Sense Of Strength
It's hard to choose to work through those feelings, rather than feed myself to cover them over. But I do, because ultimately, I'm aware that eating to cope with all of life's challenges — big and small — led me to morbid obesity. And that's not a ...
Yahoo Health - Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:05

Fat-shaming is as disgusting as any other prejudice
There seems to be a world of difference between moderately overweight couch potatoes, who would sportingly accept their own culpability, as most do, and a morbidly obese person who dramatically over-consumes food, gorging on it, craving it, as though ...
The Guardian - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:05

US drug regulators approve first pill to treat binge eating, let the debate begin
In Canada, there are more overweight adults than there are “normal weight,” with 62 per cent of the population now either overweight or obese. More worrisome, the heaviest weight class — those with severe or “morbidobesity, meaning a body mass index ...
National Post - Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:59

Miriam Hospital awarded BDC designation for bariatric surgery
It is estimated that 72 million Americans are obese and 24 million suffer from morbid obesity, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The estimated annual health care costs of obesity-related illnesses are $190.2 billion, or ... - Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:18

Sleep debt can cause obesity and insulin resistance
This leads to morbid obesity , which may require bariatric surgery . One of the leading causes of sleep debt is also sleep apnoea, which has various causes, most common being morbid obesity . Unfortunately , sleep debt is an alarming issue and has ...
Times of India - Fri, 03 Apr 2015 02:39

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