WLSChannel Newsletter May 22, 2009

Weight Loss Surgery News for May 22, 2009
Greetings!

In the May 22, 2009 edition of WLS News, learn what the makers of the Lap-Band are doing to fight heart disease in women, find out what researchers have discovered about the link between allergies and childhood obesity, and get the scoop on a friendly bacteria that can help new moms stay thin. Plus, we’ll tell you how Americans can get back to our skinny selves from the 1970s, and which state recently approved weight loss surgery for government employees. Tune into this week’s newscast now!

The Road to Success
One Man’s Journey

Ramon Lopez on WLS JourneysWeight loss surgery success story Ramon Lopez wowed the crowds at last weekend’s RYD Obesity conference. Hear Ramon share his incredible story of his lifetime battle with obesity, his struggles with addiction transfer after bariatric surgery, and his ultimate personal triumph on our most popular episode of WLS Journeys.

Online Resources
What’s Up, Doc? WLS Doctor Directory

Are you a pre-op patient looking for a good bariatric surgeon? Then be sure to check out the Doctor Directory on the Weight Loss Surgery Channel. All of the surgeons listed are members of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and many are also practicing in Centers of Excellence. Create a free profile to see the doctors’ contact information.

Community Support
Share the Good News
How many people have you told about the Weight Loss Surgery Channel? If the answer is “lots!” — or if you’re looking to expand your circle of friends — then “friend” us! Check out the Weight Loss Surgery Channel’s newest home on the Web, and connect with hundreds of folks in the WLS community, on Facebook!

Do you have an interesting story about your weight loss surgery journey? Did you experience changes in your health, your marriage, or your friendships after choosing to have weight loss surgery? We’re currently casting for guests to appear in future episodes of WLS Journeys, hosted by Yvonne McCarthy. If you’re at least three years post-op and have an important message to share, drop us a line. Your message of hope could help change someone’s life!
Sincerely,


Craig Thompson
12 Years PostOp RNY
President
Weight Loss Surgery Channel

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