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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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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New Guidelines Give Physicians Roadmap for Obesity Treatment

The November 2013 release of new guidelines for the management of overweight and obese patients by the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Associates, and the Obesity Society is a significant step forward in fighting America’s obesity epidemic.

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Clinically Speaking: Something to celebrate: Bariatric surgery leads to healthier lives

In December, my partner, Dr. Jonathan Ray, and I have the opportunity to take part in something special – the Foothills Weight Loss Specialists and Blount Memorial Weight Management Center fashion show featuring bariatric surgery patients.

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Obesity is a Disease Now. But, Is this a Victory?

In June, the nation’s largest group of physicians, the American Medical Association, voted to recognize obesity as a disease. The decision could have broad implications for the approximately 90 million Americans who are considered obese.

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No More Diabetes: The Not-So-Secret Side Effect of Weight Loss Surgery

It’s not a new notion that bariatric surgery, especially gastric bypass, often puts patients’ diabetes into remission. It’s something that weight loss surgeons have long known by witnessing the phenomenon in their own patients.

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Flying High after Weight Loss

Looking at Jill Mayfield today, you see an active, healthy and happy 47-year-old mother of two. It’s hard to believe that just 18 months earllier, this fit and trim lady had a difficult time fitting into an airline seat and fastening the seatbelt.

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Behavioral Health: Important for Long-Term Weight Loss Success

The Acai Berry diet, Atkins Diet, Hollywood Diet, Zone Diet… It seems that as soon as the buzz begins to fade on one diet, there’s always another new fad to take its place. Indeed, there are literally hundreds of diets available, and many overweight people hope that the latest will help them shed those hated […]

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