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Northwest Obesity Surgery Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Northwest Obesity Surgery.

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The Weight-Loss Side Effect That No One Talks About

Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin...  Read more

Types of Arthritis

When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is...  Read more

About SparkPeople's Recommendations

SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar...  Read more

A New Definition For ''Old''

According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S...  Read more

Easing Back into Exercise after a Hysterectomy

Julia Nichols, an active mother of three from Cincinnati, Ohio, was just 37 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, it was detected and treated early, but because her cancer had tested positive for estrogen, Julia was at a higher risk of...  Read more

Not able to eat very much since surgery on Monday.
Updated 8/20/2016 1:36:51 PM

Not able to eat very much since surgery on Monday. Hope this doesn't hurt my progress....  Read more

I recently had a gastric sleeve surgery. I'm needi
Updated 8/18/2016 6:12:05 PM

I recently had a gastric sleeve surgery. I'm needing to keep track of what I eat and the dietician recommend spark people. It seems pretty user friendly but is there a way to change the serving size settings?...  Read more

Hi, everyone my name is grace I have had 2open heart surgeries and 2 heart valves put in! I'm 19 and
Updated 8/16/2016 12:21:18 PM

Hi, everyone my name is grace I have had 2open heart surgeries and 2 heart valves put in! I'm 19 and I weight 235 and my goal is 150? What think?...  Read more

Surgery day for my honey bunny and I hope it takes
Updated 8/16/2016 12:00:09 PM

Surgery day for my honey bunny and I hope it takes the bear snore away for good....  Read more

Ugh, had unexpected abdominal surgery on Friday. S
Updated 8/14/2016 10:18:47 AM

Ugh, had unexpected abdominal surgery on Friday. Still bloated from that, but I did get outside this morning and take a 15 minute walk. Hope it helps me heal faster!...  Read more

One of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.

Obesity TreatmentOne of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.The treatment for obesity is weight loss, and there are a number of ways to achieve that, including:Diet and lifestyle changesPrescription medicinesWeight-loss surg...  Read more

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to SpreadA new report outlining how obesity threatens America's future reveals that obesity rates climbed over the past year in 16 states, and not a single state reported a decline in the proportion of excessi...  Read more

Lap Banders

Gastric Banding Surgery...Have it, want it, need it, or love someone who has it, wants it or needs it! Welcome!...  Read more

Quick Links: New Year News Roundup

Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt...  Read more

Could Your Weight-Loss Expenses Be Tax Deductible?

Obesity and its medical complications are an expensive problem in the United States. Because the costs continue to rise, the government is offering tax incentives to entice people to lose weight. At this time of year when you're thinking about impr...  Read more