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!

WLS News – April 24, 2009

Tune into the April 24, 2009, edition of WLS News to learn about the government's plan to tax certain sweet treats, find out what kind of fat actually burns calories, and get the scoop on a shady Canadian doc accused of sexual abuse with several weight loss surgery patients. We'll also tell you about the connection between teen pregnancy and future obesity, and get a sneak peek behind the scenes with the world's first bariatric chef, Dave Fouts. It's all in this week's action-packed episode of WLS News!

WLS News – April 17, 2009

Tune into the April 17, 2009, edition of WLS News to find out how being overweight can affect both your teeth and your legs, and how the state of Ohio is planning to prevent obesity. We'll also tell you about a weight problem among the UK's 1.2 million healthcare workers, and explain why it might be harder for nursing mothers to lose that baby weight after childbirth. It's all in this week's action-packed episode of WLS News!

WLS News – April 10, 2009

Tune into the April 10, 2009, edition of WLS News to find out about a new obesity drug that could get FDA approval, learn why high fructose corn syrup may be the cause of our nation's continued weight gain, and discover what Canadian authorities are doing to curb childhood obesity up north. Plus, we'll explain why a couple pounds' difference in infants could lead to future obesity, and how genetic differences may protect some ethnic groups from fatty liver disease. It's all in this week's action-packed episode of WLS News!

WLS News – April 3, 2009

Tune into the April 3, 2009, edition of WLS News to learn how a treatment for Parkinson's disease could help cure obesity, and why there is concern about the BMI of EMS recruits. Plus, we'll tell you about a gene that's turning carbs into fat, and find out how prenatal exposure to DDT may explain the growing obesity rate among women. WLS Journeys host Yvonne McCarthy will also pop in to share the news about a new social networking site specifically for bariatric patients. It's all in this week's action-packed episode of WLS News!

WLS News – March 27, 2009

Tune into the March 27, 2009, edition of WLS News to discover the impact that excess belly fat has on fertility, and the harm that obesity can cause children as young as three. Plus, we'll find out whether new scientific research could lead to the development of a "magic bullet" to treat obesity, explore an innovative gene therapy that helps curb hunger, and highlight the connection between excess weight and dementia. And, of course, WLS Journeys host Yvonne McCarthy will deliver the skinny on a great website that offers helpful tips for managing your eating habits and practicing self-care. It's all on this week's WLS News!