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Weight Loss Surgery

My 'Secrets' of Weight Loss

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

August 2011 I was probably at my all-time high weight. I don't know exactly how much I weighed, since I stopped weighing when I reached 389 pounds. I am positive I weighed more than 400 pounds, but didn't want to know exactly how much over 400 pounds.

Rosie O'Donnell Reveals She Underwent Weight Loss Surgery After 2012 Heart Attack

Posted 02.14.2014 | Celebrity

Rosie O'Donnell's working on a brand new project, but it's not another talk show. She's working on improving her health. The comedian and activist,...

Obesity and Oblivion -- Or -- What I've Learned Under General Anesthesia

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I consider it a societal travesty that hyperendemic obesity and the metabolic mayhem that often follows in its wake are treated ever more frequently, in ever younger people, under general anesthesia. Our answer to obesity is, it seems, oblivion.

Chef Graham Elliot Reveals Incredible Weight Loss

Posted 12.04.2013 | Chicago

Chef Graham Elliot looks quite different these days. In July of 2013, the "MasterChef" judge and award-winning chef underwent a weight loss surgery, a...

This Is The Youngest Person Ever To Have Weight Loss Surgery

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.20.2013 | Weird News

A toddler in Saudi Arabia has become the youngest patient to undergo a bariatric weight loss surgery procedure. Doctors determined the 2-year-old, ...

Calling Obesity a Disease: Is This About Health or Is It About Money?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

We have an obesity epidemic that is out of control because of something that has changed in the last 50 years of our eons of evolution -- recent changes in our culture and behavior. Drugs and surgery won't change that.

Governor Christie's Lap Band May Be a Band-Aid

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

The lap band is really only a band-aid unless the person has come to grips with the fact that to change one's weight, one has to change one's lifestyle. You have to change your habits.

'Provocative' Research Suggests Way Obese Moms Can Help Break Cycle In Kids

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- Obese mothers tend to have kids who become obese. Now provocative research suggests weight-loss surgery may help break that unhealthy cy...

Gastric Band: Adjusting to a New Normal

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Many patients experience a "honeymoon period" following their surgery, during which it seems pretty easy. However, unless there is a fundamental change in the relationship with food, bariatric surgery can feel like a permanent diet that continues to consume their life.

Dates with the Drunk and Disorderly

Cameron Frye | Posted 06.05.2013 | Style
Cameron Frye

I know we all have our reasons to drink. But, I'd like to think you'd make attempts to stay sober when you'd trying to make a first impression.

Al Roker's Embarrassing Story Not So Unusual

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By now, you've probably heard about Al Roker's unfortunate bathroom-related incident at -- of all places -- the White House. Perhaps almost as surpris...

The New 'Magic' Surgery for Weight Loss

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Bariatric surgery, whether a stomach bypass operation or sewing together bits of a stomach lining, is not sufficient to prevent emotional overeating or the failure to accept a permanent commitment to health eating and exercise.

An Open Letter to Carnie Wilson: What You Need to Know to Keep the Weight Off

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Dear Carnie: It's not surprising that you gained back most of the weight you lost after your first weight loss surgery -- so many people do.

Is Carnie Wilson the New Poster Child for Why Invasive Weight Loss Surgeries Might Not Be the Answer?

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

I wish Ms. Wilson success and health on her journey toward permanent weight loss. But I also wish strong consideration of ways to lose weight other than gastric bypass or lap band surgeries (either separately or 12 years apart) to those facing the battle of the bulge.

'We Can Do Better': Finding The Right Solutions In The Diabetes Epidemic

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Yes, obesity is a tenacious problem, but surgery is only a Band-Aid solution, albeit one that is growing in popularity.

No More Lap-Bands For You!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.03.2012 | Los Angeles

The maker of the Lap-Band has announced that it will no longer sell its product to the numerous 1-800-GET-THIN clinics that have saturated Southern Ca...

Can Weight Loss Surgery Make Diabetes Disappear?

Posted 06.29.2011 | Home

(Reuters) - Weight loss surgery appears to change the body's metabolism in a way that dieting alone cannot, helping to explain why diabetes often ...

COLUMN: My Decision To Have Weight-Loss Surgery

CU Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

... I'm not self-hating by any means. Even while battling my weight, I still juggle an active social life with a successful work and school life. I've...

Court Rules That Pizza Shop Must Pay For 340-Pound Employee's Weight Loss Surgery

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana court has ruled that a pizza shop must pay for a 340-pound employee's weight-loss surgery to ensure the success of ano...