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Obesity And Surgery Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Obesity And 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

SparkPeople Needs Your Help Tackling Childhood Obesity

Editor's Note: SparkPeople first asked for your help in fighting childhood obesity a few years ago, but with the recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to combat childhood obesity, we updated this article and add...  Read more

Had reconstructive hand surgery and it had had me
Updated 4/16/2015 1:29:10 PM

Had reconstructive hand surgery and it had had me down for some time. But I'm ready to get back on track. I have had hypothyroidism for 9 years now And It's a daily struggle are there an other people thyroid problems out there I would love to connect...  Read more

Anyone had surgery for tear in your hip cartilage?
Updated 4/14/2015 5:31:46 PM

I've had this nagging hip pain thing going on for at least a year. We thought it was my hip flexor, so I went through physical therapy for four months, but then the pain crept back and today I learned the results of my MRI. I have a tear in my labru...  Read more

I recently found out I need knee surgery. Im glad
Updated 4/10/2015 10:57:41 PM

I recently found out I need knee surgery. Im glad my knee can be fixed but it sucks because I will be out of commission for 3 to 4 weeks or longer 6 to 8 weeks depending on the damage. I'm afraid I will gain the weight I lost....  Read more

Different look at obesity
Updated 4/7/2015 6:41:46 AM

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Bariatric Surgery anyone?
Updated 4/6/2015 1:14:15 AM

I had bariatric surgery on 219/15. I am unable to post a weight goal that complies with my bariatric surgery. Anyone else have problems with weight and calorie goals?...  Read more

What it takes!!!

It takes getting sick and tired too many times to make me get back on track....  Read more

Probiotics Are Essential for Prevention of Dis-ease & Obesity

I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at...  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