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Obesity surgery can cure diabetes, high blood pressure
Posted: 10/21/2004 - Type: Article
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Obesity surgery can cure diabetes, high blood pressure
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Walkers raise funds for obesity awareness
Posted: 10/21/2004 - Type: Article
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Walkers raise funds for obesity awareness
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Press Release on Obesity as an Illness
Posted: 7/22/2004 - Type: Article
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HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced a new Medicare coverage policy that would remove barriers to covering anti-obesity interventions if scientific and medical evidence demonstrate their effectiveness in improving Medicare beneficiaries' health outcomes.
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Medicare Redefines Obesity as Medical
Posted: 7/16/2004 - Type: Article
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Medicare now acknowledges obesity as an illness which means approval of treatments, such as weight loss surgery, is possible.
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Bariatric Bypass Surgeries Up in Wisconsin
Posted: 4/7/2004 - Type: Article
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Update on WI trends in bariatric surgery. Numbers are up drastically and surgeons can't keep up.
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Obesity in U.S. is 'tragic' Federal campaign uses humor to get Americans moving
Posted: 3/31/2004 - Type: Article
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WASHINGTON — Americans are sitting around and eating themselves to death, with obesity closing in on tobacco as the nation’s No. 1 underlying preventable killer.
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Obesity shortens diabetics' lives by up to 8 years: study
Posted: 3/19/2004 - Type: Article
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Obese people with diabetes face the risk of having their lives shortened by up to eight years, say British researchers
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IRS Allows Weight-Loss Tax Deduction
Posted: 3/10/2004 - Type: Article
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Obese Americans who take drastic, expensive action to lose weight under a doctor's orders will at least be able to lighten their tax load.
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Obesity on track as No. 1 killer
Posted: 3/10/2004 - Type: Article
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We think this is a great articla to read, it shows the widespread morbitiy and mortality associated with obesity.
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Wisconsin’s culture feeds obesity
Posted: 12/14/2003 - Type: Document
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It was a dreary morning, but Ryann Goodrich, 29, was wearing a smile that beamed brightly as he took his daily walk through Fox River Mall in Grand Chute.

A year ago, walking the mall was impossible for the Appleton resident, but in December 2002 Goodrich underwent bariatric surgery (so-called gastric bypass) and has since lost 286 pounds.
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Expert obesity doctor warns fat will soon overtake tobacco as a killer
Posted: 10/27/2003 - Type: Document
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Obesity has become such "a crisis of historic proportion" that it is only a matter of time before it overtakes tobacco as the leading cause of premature and preventable death, a leading expert said yesterday.
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Trends in Bariatric Surgery for Morbid Obesity in Wisconsin
Posted: 10/1/2003 - Type: Document
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The headlines are no longer new -- obesity is now considered a national epidemic. Furthermore, the percentage of overweight or obese adults continues to climb each year. In 1990, 36% of the Wisconsin adults were overweight and an additional 11% were obese. This contrasts sharply with data from 2001: the percentage of overweight adults had risen to 37%, with the prevalence of obesity doubling to 22%. Wisconsin is not alone in its obesity problem. In 1991, only 4 states had obesity rates greater than 15% but by 2000, all states but Colorado had obesity rates in excess of 15%.
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Hospitals Pressured By Soaring Demand For Obesity Surgery
Posted: 8/29/2003 - Type: Document
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Doctors and hospitals across the country are scrambling to satisfy the booming demand for surgery that shrinks the stomachs of severely obese people.

Dozens of hospitals are adding special operating suites for the procedure, called bariatric surgery, which attracted wide notice after public figures like Al Roker of ''Today'' on NBC, Sharon Osbourne of ''The Osbournes'' on MTV and Representative Jerrold Nadler, a Manhattan Democrat, had it done. Some bariatric surgeons are fully scheduled 12 months in advance, and hundreds of doctors have jumped into the field recently and started to advertise their availability.
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For Raechel, 'it's horrible to be heavy'
Posted: 8/14/2003 - Type: Document
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There are two things that Raechel Arnold, 16, wants more than anything else: to be a normal weight and to pitch on a college softball team.

But at 323 pounds, Raechel had to face reality: Both dreams seem hopelessly out of reach.
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The need to lose weight is taking some patients overseas
Posted: 7/21/2003 - Type: Document
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Rick Darrah, 49, had a lot to look forward to when he boarded a flight for Brazil on March 29th, including the day that he would be able to fly sans the seatbelt extender that he had to use to get the airplane’s seat restraints around his waist.
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Weighing the cost; Treating obesity as a disease could take billions, but save lives, money in the long run
Posted: 1/21/2002 - Type: Document
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Is being fat an illness that should be covered by insurance?

It's true that obesity contributes to diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and some types of cancer.

But is obesity, on its own, a disease? That's a question that experts and advocacy groups are asking Americans to consider. And the answer is likely to be costly.
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