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Friendsville Mom Loses 175 Lbs After Weight Loss Surgery

News From Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Health & Lifestyles Tracy Shelton is a business owner and mom of two teenagers who leads a busy lifestyle. Four years ago, she underwent bariatric surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and has since lost 175...

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...

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. The...

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. When you label something as a...