New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Proposes Ban on Large Sodas

May 31, 2012

ABC News By BEN FORER (@BenForer) May 31, 2012 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a ban on large sugary drinks in an effort to curb obesity. The plan would make it illegal for food service establishments such as restaurants, street vendors, sports venues and movie theaters to serve sugary drinks larger than […]

Austin Weight Loss Information Seminars Scheduled for June

May 31, 2012

Three FREE comprehensive seminars detailing the multiple weight loss programs and services offered to the Austin community by Texas Bariatric Specialists have been scheduled for June. As both surgical and non-surgical options will be covered, the seminars present an excellent opportunity to learn which minimally-invasive surgical weight loss procedure is best suited for your current […]

Depression, Obesity Linked in Older Women but Not Older Men

May 29, 2012

By: GINA L. HENDERSON, Family Practice News Digital Network The odds of depression are significantly elevated for older, obese women and significantly decreased for older overweight men, a study of almost 8,000 adults found. The results of the study also held in a longitudinal analysis of the same cohort 5 years later. The findings suggest that […]

Boomer Health: Obesity and its side effects reach all of us in one way or another

May 26, 2012

By Steve Dorfman Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Our country’s conflicted attitude about our collective weight never ceases to fascinate. On the one hand, many of us are outraged every time we hear of a portly airplane passenger being forced to buy a second ticket in order to accommodate his or her girth. On the […]

Obesity Surgery May Become Option for Many More

May 24, 2012

By ANDREW POLLACK, New York Times Weight-loss surgery, once a last resort for extremely overweight people, may soon become an option for those who are less heavy. Rashida Brown of Jamaica Plain, Mass., wanted gastric banding surgery but her body mass index was below federal guidelines. An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration […]

The Big Picture: Young, Obese and in Surgery

May 23, 2012

By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS, New York Times She was a B student and in the drama club at school. She had good friends and a boyfriend she had met through Facebook. She even showed off her curves in spandex leggings and snug shirts. When her pediatrician, Dr. Senya Vayner, first mentioned weight-loss surgery, Ms. Gofman was […]

Register for one of our Upcoming FREE Weight Loss Seminars throughout Texas!

May 22, 2012

Attend one of our comprehensive FREE weight loss seminars and learn about which minimally-invasive surgical weight loss procedure is best suited for your current health condition including; Lap Band surgery, Gastric Bypass surgery, as well as Gastric Sleeve surgery, and the revision of failed weight loss surgery. The 1.5 hour seminar will include an educational […]

NSIDE MD Visits with Dr. Nilesh Patel: Restoring Hope

May 22, 2012

By: Erin Seligman Issue: April 2010 | NSIDE Medical Restoring Hope The rather quaint waiting room with rows of monotone chairs immediately transforms with the arrival of Dr. Nilesh Patel. In a wave of personality and speed, the founder of Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS) walks through the newly energized space greeting each patient with a […]

Weight Loss & Exercise Help Overweight Adults Retain Mobility

May 22, 2012

Overweight and obese people with type 2 diabetes who lose weight and exercise regularly report nearly 50 percent fewer mobility problems, according to the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study. “The largest and longest-running study of its kind, this research confirms how important losing weight and increasing physical activity are in the treatment […]