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Booster ShotsWeight-loss surgery is becoming more popular, as reported earlier this month in the Los Angeles Times. A study published today shows that the benefits of surgery outweigh the risks for many severely obese people. Researchers at the University of...
Tribune NewspapersAfter spending the majority of her 48 years trying to slim down, Veronica Mahaffey was still 50 pounds overweight - not morbidly obese but still far from the size she wanted. Worried about her health, she called a San Diego weight-loss surgery clinic last...
McClatchy Tribune NewspapersQuick. Multiply your weight in pounds by 703. Divide that number by your height in inches. Divide that number by your height in inches again. That number is your BMI ... Body Mass Index. If your BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9, your weight is considered...
The 33 NewsStacie Smith is having weight loss surgery--again. Her first surgery was gastric band but that simply didn't work--so Friday at Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas she had another procedure, this time gastric bypass. "I had a procedure done a few...
Entertainment reporterIt looks like she's had a hot body all her life, but Yvonne McCarthy battled her weight for years. She says, "I was obese for 30 years, and I had gastric bypass, or weight loss surgery in 2001." Since then, diet and exercise is her main life focus. She...
Tags: Surgery, Weight Loss
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThrow out any thoughts that weight reduction surgery is a shortcut to svelte. The surgery, performed on about 200,000 Americans a year, is a last resort to rescue people in danger of dying early from the health consequences of their extreme obesity....
"Somebody is trying to steal the show," says Rachel Nichols. That somebody is her 7 month old son Ian. In December 2006, Rachel had gastric bypass surgery. At 262 pounds, she wanted to lose weight. She did, and soon after, had Ian. "I was in a very...
Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth, Surgery
The unemployment rate is through the roof. Nationwide, it's something like eight percent. In California, it's ten percent. Many people are having to work hard to find work. One north Texas woman had weight loss surgery and then found a job. She had the...
Tags: Employment, California, Surgery, Texas
Kelly Qualls is a not so typical mother. In November 2007, she underwent weight loss surgery and lost 150 pounds. She was looking for a job and had good interviews over the phone, but she says that her in person interviews were something else. "One in...
Times Staff WriterIt started with a terrible dream: Cyrus Tehrani had died. At the funeral, his wife and six children wept over his outsized coffin. That nightmare jolted Joe Guarderas awake. He knew that if his best friend Cyrus, 34, didn't take drastic action, the dream...
Of The Morning CallAn epidemic of obesity and the dramatic weight-loss stories of celebrities are feeding a national frenzy for stomach-shrinking surgery. This year, an estimated 120,000 extremely overweight Americans, mostly women, will have their stomachs cut to egg-size...
Staff WriterHe rises at 4 a.m. after only an hour of sleep. He doesn't bother looking in the mirror as he dresses, feels no need to say goodbye to the 400-pound body he hates. "You ready, big guy?" his mother asks a short car ride later as they walk toward the...
Tags: Nursing, Goth (genre), Fort Lauderdale, Obesity, Television
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