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Obesity Facts

Over two-thirds of adults in the United States are obese. This figure seems to be growing, especially with the increased consumption of sugar and processed foods. What is Obesity? Obesity is a chronic condition characterized by having excessive body fat. Determining your body mass index or BMI is the best way to find out if […]

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Co-morbidities Resolved with Bariatric Surgery – Diabetes

Over 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes. That’s according to a report released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition that occurs when the blood glucose or sugar is too high. It can happen either because your body doesn’t produce insulin (type […]

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Shaping Summer

Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Carrying an extra 100 pounds on your body is literally a heavy burden to bear. For Summer Martin, the health problems that came as a result of that extra weight made bearing that burden even harder. “I was on two blood pressure medications. I had been diagnosed with high […]

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He Shed, She Shed: Knox Couple Take Bariatric Route to Healthier Life

News from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center He said he wanted “a second chance at life.” She said she wanted a family. Together, Caleb and Danielle Neeley are on their way after surgeries by Jonathan Ray, MD, a bariatric surgeon at Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery and Foothills Weight Loss Specialists in Knoxville. Since […]

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Obesity Care Week

Obesity Care Week About 70 percent of Americans today, ages 20 and older, are considered overweight. A third of them are obese. This year, October 29-November 4 is recognized as National Obesity Care Week. The mission of National Obesity Care Week to advance an evidence-based understanding of obesity and widespread access to respectful, comprehensive and […]

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