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Lap-Band Vs. Gastric Bypass: Which Weight-Loss Surgery Works Best?

By NewBeauty Editors February 22, 2011
Last week, the FDA expanded approval of the Lap-Band for use in those with a body mass index (BMI) as low as 30. A new study, however, states that gastric […]
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Does Weight-Loss Surgery Lead To Broken Bones?

By Marci Robin February 17, 2011
When considering bariatric surgery, it’s hard to ignore its numerous health benefits. However, you should also know that it has several short- and long-term post-op risks, which, according to recent […]
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What Losing Weight Could Do For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Marci Robin November 11, 2010
Carpal tunnel syndrome, the painful compression of a major nerve in the hand, can affect people of any weight, but it’s especially prevalent in the obese. There are a number […]
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Weight-Loss Surgery And Cancer Risk

By Marci Robin January 17, 2010
Some of the benefits of bariatric surgery are obvious: significant weight loss, improved quality of life, and a lower risk for heart disease and diabetes. And recently, a Montreal study […]
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An Extended Tummy Tuck After Extensive Weight Loss

By NewBeauty Staff August 27, 2009
A traditional tummy tuck is best suited for those with excess skin on top of or below the bellow button. However, if you’ve experienced massive weight loss or undergone gastric […]
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Insurers Shouldn’t Battle Bariatric Surgery

By March 5, 2009
Many insurance companies are reluctant to cover weight-loss surgery, justifying coverage rejection by considering it cosmetic or, some people believe, blaming lifestyle choices for the patient’s situation. But a recent […]

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