• Getting that Cheap Surgery Done Abroad Could Cost You Your Life

    June 6, 2012

      Medical tourism has ballooned into a $100 billion industry, and struggling travel agents want to cash in. But is the lure of cheaper treatment and a possible vacation worth the risk to your health? James R. Goldberg, a healthcare executive and author of “The American Medical Money Machine: The Destruction of Healthcare in America and The ...

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  • Are we destined to become an obese nation?

    June 5, 2012

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Imagine a world where almost half of all Americans are obese — where diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease run rampant. You may not have to use your imagination for long. A new Duke University study on obesity predicts 42 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030. What’s more, 11 percent ...

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  • Adult Obesity May Be All in the Family

    June 4, 2012

    New research finds that early-life family dietary habits and ideas about weight are important predictors of adult obesity. A few years back, a study made headlines by suggesting that weight gainis socially contagious and that people often catch it from their friends. Now, new research finds that these social interactions may have little impact on body weight, ...

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  • New study shows bariatric surgery can help lower blood sugar levels

    June 2, 2012

    by Claudia Coffey WHAS11.com June 1, 2012 at 4:34 PM Type 2 diabetes, which affects 26 million Americans, may have met its match. A new study reveals that a controversial type of surgery may actually cure type 2 diabetes. It is providing new hope for millions suffering from obesity and this disease. Three years ago Delissa Minge was more than 200 pounds ...

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  • 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 16 ounces. The ban ...

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  • 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 health ...

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  • New Study in The American Journal Of Medicine Proves Medically Supervised Weight Loss is Effective

    May 30, 2012

    Participants Enrolled In 12-Week Physician-Led Weight Loss Program Lost 28 Pounds on Average Tarrytown, New York (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 A new study of obese people enrolled in a 12-week physician-led weight loss program revealed participants lost an average of 28 pounds. The research appeared in the June issue of The American Journal of Medicine. The data ...

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  • 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 more research is ...

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  • 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 other hand, we think ...

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  • 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 will consider on ...

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