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!

WLS News – March 20, 2009

Tune into the March 20, 2009, edition of WLS News to find out why obesity is as bad for teens as smoking, and learn about a new seven-step program designed to help overweight children and adolescents get back on track toward a healthy lifestyle. Plus, we'll examine the impact that excess weight can have on your joints and lungs, and explore the connection between obesity and erectile dysfunction. All this plus WLS Journeys host Yvonne McCarthy with the scoop on a special contest for weight loss surgery video bloggers -- all on this week's WLS News!

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!

WLS News – March 6, 2009

Check out the March 6, 2009, edition of WLS News as we look at a new initiative spearheaded by former President Clinton to fight childhood obesity. We’ll also detail a new effort to curb the growing rate of cancers worldwide caused by poor dietary choices and a sedentary lifestyle. And, we’ll examine the benefits and risks of outsourcing your weight loss surgery to India, and highlight a new website dedicated to weight loss surgery support for duodenal switch patients. Tune in now for the latest health headlines on WLS News!

WLS News – February 27, 2009

Check out the February 27, 2009, edition of WLS News as we present new research linking migraines to excess belly fat, and some surprising findings on how maternal obesity may lead to increased birth defects. We'll also update you on how the trend of childhood obesity is affecting kids' clothing manufacturers, explore the benefits and risks of outsourcing your weight loss surgery to India, and highlight another great user-submitted website for weight loss surgery support. Tune in now for the latest health headlines on WLS News!

WLS News – February 20, 2009

Check out the February 20, 2009, edition of WLS News as we detail the latest Medicare rules for weight loss surgery and tell you about research that may lead to a genetic treatment for obesity. Plus, we'll leak you the latest on obesity and occasional urinary incontinence, investigate new obesity-related cancer research,and highlight a great Website for weight loss surgery support. Nobody brings you the headlines like WLS News!

WLS Journeys – Guest Gina Robinson

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Gina Robinson thought she had finally gotten her health on track when she lost 150 pounds after weight loss surgery. But several years after her operation, she found that she had become complacent about her earlier success, and as a result regained 60 pounds. Join Gina as she shares her story with host Yvonne McCarthy in the latest episode of WLS Journeys, and find out how this hospice nurse gave herself a check-up from the neck up to regain control of her weight and her health.