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Weight Loss Surgery Encouraged Before Knee Replacement for Severely Obese Patients

From Tennova Healthcare New study shows bariatric surgery before joint replacement may improve quality of life Being overweight is associated with several health conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease. But extra weight also raises the risk of getting a certain type of arthritis, known as osteoarthritis. One in five Americans […]

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WATE-Covering Your Health: Gastric Balloon Helps Battle Obesity

Dr. Stephen Boyce of New Life Center is the first physician in East and Middle TN to offer the Orbera intragastric balloon for weight loss. He shows WATE’s Lori Tucker how this new tool can help people battle obesity without surgery.  CLICK HERE to view story.

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Type 2 Diabetes & Obesity – Can We Treat Diabetes Through Obesity Treatments?

Not all people with Type 2 diabetes are the same and the cause of Type-2 diabetes has not been fully explained, but obesity is considered the primary risk factor. More than 90 percent of individuals with Type 2 diabetes are affected by obesity. Also, being affected by obesity increases the risk of developing diabetes 93-fold […]

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My First Thanksgiving as a Bariatric Patient

This year, as I do every year, I reflected on everything that I have to be thankful for. This year I was able to add my surgical success to that list. Bariatric surgery is about so much more than just weight loss.

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Men: Is Obesity Affecting Your Sex Life?

From the “Your Weight Matters” magazine produced by the Obesity Action Coalition. By Stephen G. Boyce, MD, FACS, FASMBS When discussing obesity, it is common to focus on the well-known diseases often brought on by excess weight. Typically we hear about patients affected by severe obesity suffering from diabetes, hypertension/cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea or high […]

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