Obesity is a Chronic Disease

According to data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of adults in the United States are obese. Obesity is a condition characterized by having too much fat in the body. Using the Body Mass Index (BMI), a person with a BMI of 30 and above is considered obese. Factors Leading […]

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Getting in Shape for Surgery

Are you healthy enough for surgery? Many physicians are assessing the health of their patients and encouraging  them to “get in shape” before they are able to undergo any surgical procedure. Some medical professionals are referring to this preparation as “pre-hab.” Pre-habilitation Patient preparation, or “pre-habilitation” has often been overlooked in the past. Because surgery […]

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Weight Loss Surgery Encouraged Before Knee Replacement for Severely Obese Patients

From Tennova Healthcare New study shows bariatric surgery before joint replacement may improve quality of life Being overweight is associated with several health conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease. But extra weight also raises the risk of getting a certain type of arthritis, known as osteoarthritis. One in five Americans […]

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A blessing for body, mind and spirit

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles In the last 18 months, Debra Hinson, 50, has lost nearly 100 pounds. The Sevierville resident said she has revamped not only her body, but her mind and spirit as well. “I have been on every diet that you can possibly think of my whole life,” Hinson said. […]

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Husband and Wife Find Answer to Weight Loss Battle

It takes a lot of energy to be the parent of teenagers, and that energy is harder to come by if you’re morbidly obese. When Daniel and Stacey Rorie began having trouble keeping up with their kids, they decided it was time to do something about it. The Rories, who live in Blaine, Tenn., have […]

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Knoxville Weight Loss Surgeon Discusses New Clinical Study On Prevention of Nutritional Deficiencies after Bariatric Surgery

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies often occur in bariatric surgery patients who do not take the necessary amount of nutritional supplements after surgery. Dr. Stephen G. Boyce of the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery recently co-authored a clinical study examining the benefits of simplifying the vitamin supplement regimen of bariatric patients. Knoxville, TN – Weight […]

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Life gets better every day – Rogers finds Knoxville surgeon for life-changing procedure

Moments of joy can come from the strangest of circumstances. Lori Rogers’ laundry is a perfect example. She was going about the mundane task of folding clothes when she stopped to look at a pair of her shorts. She held them up, and that’s when she got that little burst of happiness. “Never in my […]

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Type 2 Diabetes & Obesity – Can We Treat Diabetes Through Obesity Treatments?

Not all people with Type 2 diabetes are the same and the cause of Type-2 diabetes has not been fully explained, but obesity is considered the primary risk factor. More than 90 percent of individuals with Type 2 diabetes are affected by obesity. Also, being affected by obesity increases the risk of developing diabetes 93-fold […]

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Choosing Her Own Path

From Inspire magazine Leslie, a regulatory compliance specialist with ORNL Federal Credit Union — had been struggling with her weight for years. She’d lost and gained back the same 50 pounds time and again, and nothing seemed to work in the long term. “At 30, I weighed 318 pounds,” she says. “I had high blood […]

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Obesity is a Disease – Dr. Boyce’s Thoughts on the AMA’s Recent Classification

With the steady climb in the rate of obesity in the U.S., the American Medical Association recently officially classified the condition as a disease. Dr. Stephen Boyce, our experienced weight loss surgeon, comments on this important decision and how it may change the nation’s approach to healthcare.

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