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The Food and Drug Administration has accused the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company of using misleading advertising in its promotion of Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, saying the billboard, radio and television ads underplay serious risks to patients. The...
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...
CW33 NewsMelinda Barron had been thinking about weight loss surgery for years--her mother died in 2005 at the age of 62. Melinda said her mom weighed a bit more than 300 pounds and had type 2 diabetes. "When mom died my whole point was okay, I'm losing weight...
Several current or former workers for the people behind those 1-800-GET-THIN ads have made allegations about this weight-loss enterprise that government regulators should have gotten to the bottom of long ago. Taken together, the allegations are that...
In conjunction with its bariatric surgery weight loss program, Northern Michigan Regional Hospital is offering three free bariatric surgery seminars in February and March. Because one size or procedure does not fit all patients, several new weight...
Tags: Obesity, Cancer, Diabetes, Health, High Blood Pressure
CW33 NewsCicelyann Perkins is a shadow of her former self--just a few short years ago she was much heavier--those were the days before her weight loss surgery in 2007. "Going in I think I was 246," Cicelyann said with a laugh. "I try not to remember that--as of...
KTLA NewsLOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The state has launched an investigation into Lap-Band surgery centers affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign. Insurance giant Aetna says the California Department of Insurance is looking into allegations of fraud against its...
Tags: Health Organizations, Aetna Inc., Criminals, Weight, Health
TribLocal - EvanstonBy Susan J. WhiteNorthShore University HealthSystem More than half of the adult population in the United States is overweight and an estimated one-third of American …...
In conjunction with its bariatric surgery weight loss program, Northern Michigan Regional Health System will offer two free bariatric surgery seminars. Because one size or procedure does not fit all patients, several new weight loss options will be...
CW33 NewsRenee Wilson was all smiles during her 2008 appearance on the television reality show The Biggest Loser-- and why not? During the six month process she lost 106 pounds and finished in 4th place. "It was very successful," Renee recalled but added. "It was...
The 33 NewsCicelyann Perkins is a shadow of her former self--just a few short years ago she was much heavier--those were the days before her weight loss surgery in 2007. "Going in I think I was 246," Cicelyann said with a laugh. "I try not to remember that--as of...
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