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No More Mr. Big Guy: Rocky Top Man Loses 400 Lbs.

Fort Sanders Health & Lifestyles John Dougherty was the big man in town. “There could be guys over 6 feet tall in the room, but I was always ‘the big guy’ because I weighed 625 pounds and was 5-foot-9. I wasn’t overweight – I was ‘under tall,” he said jokingly. “But I didn’t want to […]

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Healthy Holiday Food Choices for Bariatric Patients

There are so many family traditions tied to food that have followed us through life. This is why holidays can be tough for many bariatric patients. Sticking to your recommended eating plan during these festivities may seem impossible but with careful planning, it can be done. Here are some holiday swaps that you can try […]

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Fitting In: Bariatric Surgery Changes Woman’s Life

News From Fort Sanders Regional Medical It takes extra effort to go to the movies when you’re a 336-pound woman. Just ask Kerrie Merz.  Merz dealt with knee pain every step of the way from her car to the door of the theater. Then there was the challenge of fitting into a seat. “I would […]

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A Good Investment in her Health

It was disappointing. Christine Sabb of Maryville applied for a position as a massage therapist but didn’t get the job. She was told it was because she hadn’t had her license long enough. It seemed like a reasonable explanation. But when the job went to a classmate who had been licensed the exact same amount […]

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Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss attained through bariatric surgery can have a positive boost in your fertility. This is often a blessing for women wishing to have children. However, it can be a problem if you’re in the initial 18-months post-surgery. Why You Should Wait 18 Months Before Getting Pregnant Your body undergoes several changes after weight loss […]

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