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‘No Regrets’ Bariatric Patient Chooses Quality Over Quantity

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Rex Veach, a quality representative/engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, decided a lifetime of yo-yo dieting was enough. So he chose quality over quantity, turning to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons to lose excess pounds and control his voracious appetite. “I’ve been in […]

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Knox Mom Finds Success with Obalon Weight Loss System

Mary Beth Paxton of Knoxville was feeling frustrated, struggling to lose weight when she heard about the Obalon Balloon System at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons. “I had tried dieting before and nothing ever worked. I told myself if I ever hit 200lbs I’d get serious about weight loss, but I didn’t. I got to about […]

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Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric or weight loss surgery has become the preferred weight loss option for those who are obese. Some studies have found out that the procedure doesn’t just address obesity; it can also benefit those with coexisting morbidities such as diabetes. About Diabetes The latest report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that […]

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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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Candidates for Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is a growing problem, especially in well-developed nations. It is associated with chronic conditions like stroke, heart failure, and diabetes. Because of this, it is recommended that highly obese individuals lose weight. Bariatric Surgery While making changes in one’s lifestyle specifically in diet and physical activity is encouraged among obese individuals, this traditional weight […]

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