| Mar 14, 2014
Howard County General Hospital will sponsor the following wellness classes. The classes are held at the HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, unless otherwise listed. Online registration at hcgh.org is advised...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Days after undergoing gastric bypass surgery, Brenda Maker's diabetes was gone — her body producing enough of the hormone insulin to turn sugar into fuel.
It's a phenomenon seen in recent years by doctors who increasingly are using the operation...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 3:52 PM
Before Aiesha Eddins got pregnant, she didn't give much thought to her diet.
"I ate whatever," said the 27-year-old Owings Mills woman. "We ordered take-out."
But when she weighed in at 220 pounds during her initial prenatal visit, she quickly earned...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Often, those who are very overweight have tried dieting for years before giving up in frustration. But more obese people are turning to bariatric surgery to jump-start their weight-loss programs.
The surgery is low-risk but isn't for everyone. It...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:39 AM
After bariatric surgery, a mother and daughter have lost a total of 310 pounds
After a lifetime of unsuccessful dieting, Nancy Padilla and her daughter Nicole knew they had to do something different. And now, a year and a half after both underwent...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:43 PM
While diet and exercise are available to all, bariatric surgery is likely to remain a solution available to just a small fraction of the 90 million Americans who are obese. But when it comes to inducing weight loss and improving obesity-related health...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:34 PM
It makes sense that when you're having your intestinal tract reduced, replumbed and rerouted, you want the professional wielding the scalpel to be good at his or her job. But just how much skill matters in the field of weight-loss surgery has never really...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:58 AM
The weight loss that follows a successful bariatric surgery makes most patients feel younger. But a new study suggests that following bariatric surgery, some patients show signs of being biologically younger, as well.
At Stanford University, researchers...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:42 AM
A 2-year-old boy from Saudi Arabia is officially the youngest person to undergo a bariatric weight loss surgery procedure after the 73-pound toddler had a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomyperformed on him in 2010.
Prior to the surgery, the boy was...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Of the many powers mothers wield, few are more extraordinary than the power to nudge a child's health prospects in one direction or another simply by having incubated that child in her womb. Research is uncovering more and more instances in which a...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:25 PM
An estimated 220,000 Americans undergo some type of bariatric surgery each year, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has revealed that he is one of them.
The high-profile Republican – who hasn’t revealed his weight but is estimated to tip the...
| Aug 13, 2013
For the past few weeks, we've been focusing on summer reads, but with back-to-school shopping in full swing, it's time to get serious. In recent months, Hampton Roads authors have released a number of self-help books, from weight loss, to making money, to...