• Surgery numbers grow as Americans continue to battle obesity

    July 13, 2012

    Obesity continues to be one of the biggest health concerns that many face on a daily basis. The overwhelming number of Americans that are considered obese or morbidly obese has caused a surge in the number and types of surgical procedures in recent years. “Weight-loss has become one of the number one common surgeries,” said Dr. ...

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  • Weight-loss surgery patient completes the Peachtree

    July 12, 2012

    Two years and 215 pounds ago, Jim Blackburn’s knees and ankles hurt just carrying his own weight. Now, he can count himself among the thousands who have completed Atlanta’s time-honored Independence Day tradition, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race. Born at what is now called Emory University Hospital Midtown, Blackburn returned there on April 5, 2010 ...

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  • American Obesity Could Affect Population Growth- Increasing Waistlines Lead to Decline in Fertility

    July 10, 2012

    As American waistlines continue to expand, research shows that increasing obesity could cut some couples’ fertility in half, leading ultimately to a population decline, says one expert in fertility and obesity. According to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 66 percent of all adults in the US are overweight or obese. More than 75 percent ...

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  • Mother loses 115 pounds after weight struggle

    July 9, 2012

    It is no secret that waistlines in America are out of control, adding more people and pounds to the obesity epidemic. But for some in that category, no amount of diet and exercise gets them back into the healthy range and that is where bariatric surgery comes in. All her life, Francis Lee says she felt ...

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  • Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes

    July 7, 2012

    Diabetes patients often gain better control of their disease through healthy lifestyle choices. But when diet and exercise aren’t enough, weight loss surgery may do the trick, especially for obese patients. Modified weight loss surgery may reverse type 2 diabetes, especially among patients who have had diabetes for less than 10 years. Ask your doctor if surgery ...

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  • Surgery Cuts Kidney Disease in Diabetes

    July 5, 2012

    In many cases, type 2 diabetes can be prevented or reversed through a healthy diet and exercise. When lifestyle changes don’t do the trick, obese patients can turn to weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, can prevent or reduce diabetic nephropathy (diabetes-related kidney disease) among obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Ask your doctor ...

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  • Weight Loss Surgery Health Benefits Praised

    July 3, 2012

    Bariatric surgery is very effective in treating Type 2 Diabetes, according to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Bariatric surgery is used to treat morbidly obese people. The surgery reduces the size of the stomach with an implanted medical device (gastric band) or by removing and rerouting a portion of the ...

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  • Marathon a part of Ruthton woman’s journey

    July 2, 2012

    American track and field legend Steve Prefontaine once said, “Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.” For Tami Nelson, from Ruthton, that distance could be measured in miles. but even that staggering number would fail to do her justice. The truest measure of Nelson’s success in life would ...

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  • MAKE YOUR NEXT GOLF ROUND A WORKOUT!

    July 2, 2012

    Thirty minutes of golf, carrying clubs, burns about 140 calories, while 30 minutes of golf, with a golf cart, burns about 90 calories. This translates into approximately 1120 calories for a four-hour round of play without a cart! So playing golf is a reasonable way of increasing your calorie expenditure, which can help you to ...

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  • 'Real Housewives' Lauren Manzo: 'Lap band surgery was great for me'

    July 1, 2012

    Real Housewives of New Jersey star Lauren Manzo has recommitted to her long battle to lose weight. Manzo’s struggle to shed excess weight has been a continuing story throughout The Real Housweives of New Jersey’s four seasons. In September 2011, she underwent a lap band surgery and has since lost 20 pounds. In an interview with Us ...

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