WLS News – May 29, 2009

Tune into the May 29, 2009 edition of WLS News to find out which is worse for your health: being an overweight non-smoker or a skinny nicotine addict. Plus, learn which stress factors can cause teens to gain weight, discover how budget cuts in the Canadian healthcare system are putting the lives of pre-op bariatric patients at risk, and learn why Aussie bureaucrats have banned birthday cake. It's all in this week's episode -- click to view now!

WLS News – May 22, 2009

Tune into the May 22, 2009 edition of WLS News, to find out how childhood obesity can lead to a range of allergies, learn how yogurt can help post-partum moms lose weight, and discover what the makers of the LAP-BAND® are doing to address obesity-related heart disease in women. Plus, find out which state passed new legislation to cover bariatric surgery for government employees, and hear one expert's thoughts on how Americans can shed those extra pounds.

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 Journeys – Guest Shirley Mastenbrook

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Shirley Mastenbrook's husband stuck with her through thick and thin, but when her weight reached 264 pounds, she had finally had enough. Join host Yvonne McCarthy as she talks with Shirley about the lessons she has learned since having weight loss surgery, and how she manages life post-op, from hiding excess skin to maintaining the daily disciplines needed to stay at a healthy weight for life.