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WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterIt was Monday that results of a new study came out that show gastric bypass surgery can improve and possibly cure diabetes. That's no surprise to one Roanoke man. Mark Lambert had been heavy his entire life. He used to weigh 360 pounds and in 2007 he...
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...
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...
Greater New BritainThe Hospital of Central Connecticut's Center for Metabolic Health will host several upcoming weight-loss surgery information sessions at no cost. Session leaders will be bariatric surgeons Carlos Barba, M.D., FACS, and David Okolica, M.D., FACS,...
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...
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...
Tags: Weight, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Obesity, Weight Loss
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...
Bariatric surgeon David Salzberg can reel off a list of life-threatening problems associated with morbid obesity. They include diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, joint pain, depression and elevated rates of cancer. "Twenty percent of...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who had weight loss surgery reported greater alcohol use two years after their procedures than in the weeks beforehand, in a new study. "This is perhaps a risk. I don't think it should deter people from having surgery,...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The short-term benefits of weight loss surgery are well known in severely obese people, but a new study finds that improvements in diabetes and blood pressure may hold up for years after the procedures. At six-year patient...
Days after undergoing gastric bypass surgery, Brenda Maker's diabetes was gone — her body producing enough of the hormone insulin to turn sugar into fuel. It's a phenomenon seen in recent years by doctors who increasingly are using the operation...
The Mayo Clinic on Monday announced that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has bipolar disorder, the clearest indication so far of what's kept the veteran South Side lawmaker on medical leave and out of the public eye for more than two months. But Jackson's family,...
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