Tagged: obesity

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People reclaiming their lives. Every Day.

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) have produced a great video highlighting some facts about bariatric surgery as a means of weight management for those fighting obesity. Surgical treatment may not be the right choice for everyone,...

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That One Thing

Some of you, like me, may be old enough to remember Billy Crystal in City Slickers and his conversations with Jack Palance’s character Curly about that “one thing”. That one thing that was the secret to a good life. Well,...

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Barbara Thompson Award for Advocacy

It’s no secret, I’m a big supporter of the Obesity Action Coalition. I became a member to be a voice against obesity bias and stigma. Over the last few years I was honored to be chosen to join the OAC...

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Radio Archive: Bariatric Surgery

This show originally aired on October 1, 2011 For one of the very first shows I did on The Wake Up Call, I had a special call in guest, Dr. Jeffrey Baker of Baker Bariatrics. Dr. Baker is one of the  surgeons for...

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Radio Archive: An Interview With Rob

This show originally aired July 30, 2011 The Wake Up Call Radio Show has just started it’s fourth year! As one of the founding co-hosts, the first few shows were spent interviewing each other, introducing ourselves to the audience. During...

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Why I Chose To Have Weight Loss Surgery

I wasn’t always “obese”, I don’t think I was even always overweight. I think I was a pretty average baby, and I was a fairly active kid. From second grade through sixth, it was baseball in the spring, soccer in...

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A Rose By Any Other Name

Gastric Banding. Gastric Bypass. VSG. RNY. Sleeve. Stomach Stapling. Lap-Band. DS. And more. I think you get the idea. These are all names, or rather names use to identify different types of surgery. Well, different types of a specific surgery –...