How Becky Sawtelle declared victory over her demon and lost 130 pounds
In 2012, at the tender age of 41, Becky Sawtelle reached a life-changing decision. She tipped the scales at 272 pounds — she's only 5′ 3″ tall. Her body mass index (BMI) was 49. Anything over 30 is considered obese. She had tried to lose the weight ...
Bangor Daily News - Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:34



Our Insane Addiction to Polls
Where polling and the media's attention to it are concerned, we're gorging ourselves into a state of morbid obesity. “I've never seen anything like it,” said Ralph Reed, a longtime Republican strategist who thought that things were bad in 2008 and 2012 ...
New York Times - Sat, 23 Jan 2016 11:30

New you for the New Year: Innovations in weight loss procedures
The new year is a time when resolutions to shed excess pounds occur. For those struggling with morbid obesity, however, lifestyle changes like diets and exercise may not bring the dramatic weight loss needed. Morbidly obese adults can find a solution ...
Lexington Herald Leader - Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:28



Morbid Obesity Extracts Heavy Toll In California
A new study in the journal Health Affairs finds California spent $9.1 billion treating people who were morbidly obese in 2013. The report reveals the nationwide costs of treating morbid obesity were $69 billion in 2013. People who are severely obese ...
KPBS - Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:25



Researchers Show Significant Improvement in Morbid Obese Adolescent Patients ...
The Texas group was led by award winning clinician Dr. Mary Brandt, MD, director of the Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program at Texas Children's and professor of surgery and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bradt's work is focused on ...
Diabetes News Journal - Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:22

Bariatric Surgery Reversibility
Obesity News Today - Mon, 16 Nov 2015 03:53



Celebrating weight-loss success
Weight-loss surgery alters the digestive tract to aid obese patients in losing weight. It is considered the most effective means of controlling weight and resolving co-morbid conditions in obese patients, according to the Society of American ...
MyCentralJersey.com - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 09:03



Diabetes: Three experts, three remedies
Bariatrics is the field of medicine that specialises in treating obesity.Bariatric surgical procedures bring about major weight loss for people with morbid obesity. But let me point out, weight loss surgery is not only for obese people, but also for ...
Times of India - Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:03

Shriners Hospitals for Children Expands Pediatric Surgery Program to Meet ...
... Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, morbid obesity, esophageal strictures, gall bladder disease, fecal incontinence, idiopathic constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome, anorectal malformations and complex chest wall ...
Business Wire (press release) - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:56


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