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Richmond Times-DispatchThe number on the scale the afternoon of Feb. 27, 2012, brought home the cold reality that I had avoided for so long: 495 pounds. Five more pounds and I would weigh exactly 500 pounds -- or, more starkly, a quarter ton. I immediately began inwardly...
Premium Health News ServiceHarvard Health Blog New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's revelation that he'd secretly undergone weight-loss surgery should not have as a big surprise. Christie has been publicly (and privately) struggling with his weight for years and fits the profile...
The News-SentinelEditor's note: This is the third installment of a year-long project looking at the effects of a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery on Fort Wayne resident Connie Slagal. A little over a year and 108.2 pounds later, Connie Slagal has gone from pants size 32...
The Buffalo NewsSome people don't recognize Rep. Tom Reed anymore because suddenly, he's three-quarters of the man he used to be. Reed, R-Corning, carried 310 pounds on his 6-foot frame until late February, when he had stomach-shrinking gastric bypass surgery....
The Charlotte ObserverAndrea Matthes has struggled with her weight her entire life. She hovered above 270 pounds throughout her 20s and reached her heaviest weight, 325, after turning 30. "Nothing I did seemed to work," she said. "Exercise was incredibly uncomfortable...
An estimated 220,000 Americans undergo some type of bariatric surgery each year, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has revealed that he is one of them. The high-profile Republican – who hasn’t revealed his weight but is estimated to tip the...
The Philadelphia InquirerFernando Bonanni, a surgeon at Abington Memorial Hospital, was disappointed to hear Tuesday about Gov. Christie's choice for weight-loss surgery. The governor admitted this week that he secretly had lap-band surgery in February. "He couldn't have...
ReutersBy Sharon Begley and Ransdell Pierson May 7 (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's choice of gastric banding has prompted questions about why he opted for a weight-loss procedure less favored by bariatric surgeons and patients. Lap-Band...
Steward Rendon, a doctor at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center, is hosting a free informational weight loss surgery seminar at 7 p.m. Wednesday (April 17) and at 10 a.m. April 27 at the Red Cross Health Fair. He will also be the keynote speaker at the...
Premium Health News ServiceQ. I've heard bariatric surgery can reduce type 2 diabetes. How about type 1? A. People who are obese are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. People who are obese and already have type 2 diabetes find it easier to control their diabetes if they...
In conjunction with its bariatric surgery weight loss program, McLaren Northern Michigan is offering a free bariatric surgery seminar in Petoskey and Charlevoix. Because one size or procedure does not fit all patients, several new weight loss options...
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Re "Diabetes a stubborn foe," Jan. 6 Though the article successfully portrayed indifferent diabetics, it neglected to mention the uncommon diabetics who work out and eat right. I am an 18-year-old diabetic, and while I can attest that diabetes is a...
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