WLS News – May 15, 2009

In the May 15, 2009 edition of WLS News, we'll fill you in on the new REALIZE-C adjustable gastric band, report on the controversy surrounding high fructose corn syrup, and tell you why an Irish airline has reconsidered its proposed fat tax. We’ll also explain why weight loss surgery may be good for patients who aren’t morbidly obese, and share some promising statistics about the overall safety of bariatric procedures.

WLS News – May 8, 2009

Tune into the May 8, 2009 edition of WLS News to learn about a new study on super-obesity out of Switzerland that is yielding super results. Well also find out why sonograms may be inaccurate for overweight woman; examine whether or not exercise alone can help beat belly fat; and look into a weight loss “miracle pill” with side effects that may be worse for your health than those extra pounds. And, of course, our newscast would not be complete without a visit from WLS Journeys host Yvonne McCarthy, who stops by to fill us in on two exciting Websites for weight loss surgery information and support. Catch the next edition of WLS News now!

Melting Mama Serves Up the Good Stuff

Ever heard of bariatric beri beri? Find out why this condition isn't as tasty as it sounds, and get Melting Mama's advice on staving off malnutrition by making sure you're getting plenty of the good stuff. (Yep, we're talking vitamins, people.) Plus, she'll share a couple of her favorite choco-licious protein powders that make for some power-packed shakes, and get Beth's take on whether weight loss surgery is really the "easy way out". Click on over to tune in now!
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Melting Mama Teaches the Art of Camouflage

How did you celebrate reaching your goal weight? A beach vacation? A new tattoo? Melting Mama wants to know! Plus, she'll address the troublesome topic of camouflaging extra skin after weight loss, and also turn you on to a tasty protein drink that will put a little extra kick in your step in her latest product review. Ready for a belly laugh? Click on over to tune in now!

WLS News – March 13, 2009

Tune into the March 13, 2009, edition of WLS News to find out whether those fad diets you see on TV really work, and learn why women store fat differently than men. We'll also examine the Junior League's nationwide effort to fight childhood obesity, explore a new clinical trial in Canada for gastric bypass revision surgery, and take a ride on a bicycle built especially for overweight pedal-pushers. All this plus WLS Journeys host Yvonne McCarthy with the low-down on an outstanding new website for weight loss surgery support -- all on this week's WLS News!
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Melting Mama Wants You Hot and Sweaty

All comfy there at your computer? Well, get ready to work up a sweat with the latest episode of Melting Mama's Reality Bites, 'cause host Beth Sheldon-Badore wants you to hoist your rumpus maximus up out of that chair and start exercising. (Eek!) Plus, she'll take a swig of a new liquid protein supplement in her latest product review and let you know whether it really tastes like fruit punch or...well, you'll just have to tune in and see.
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Weighing the Facts: Deciding about the Lap-Band

Deciding between Lap-Band®, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve or another weight loss surgery procedure can be confusing. Since every patient is different, there’s no single right answer – but one is right for you. In this informative, two-minute video, Dr. Ron Hekier and Dr. Rachael Keilin offer insights regarding the Lap-Band, including pros and cons of the procedure in comparison to the gastric bypass. Only you and your doctor can make the final decision – but Drs. Keilin and Hekier can help you understand what is involved.