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After the pandemic began, studies of COVID-19 patients showed obesity may triple the risk of hospitalization with the disease. The chances of being admitted to intensive care or dying also increase substantially for these patients.
Ailene Zaebst walked down the aisle at her wedding more than 140 pounds lighter from bariatric surgery, completing a weight-loss journey that began 18 months earlier at UH Parma Medical Center.
Before Courtney Pound’s bariatric sleeve surgery, her primary care physician was very concerned about her health, due to a number of medical conditions. Bariatric surgery helped get her health back on track.
Rebecca Rym found that struggles with mental illness don’t automatically cancel out weight loss surgery at UH Parma Medical Center’s Bariatric Surgery & Nutrition Center.
Could tracking your weight every week be as effective as a mammogram or colonoscopy in early detection of cancer? Research under way at UH Seidman Cancer Center may soon provide answers.
Two recent studies show there appears to be benefits to weight-loss surgery that underscore the long-term value of dropping excess pounds.
So many of us want to change our habits to get healthier. Will we achieve our goals? Some people will, some won't. Here's how you can tell which group you'll fall into.
Diets like the keto diet or intermittent fasting aim to put your body in a state of ketosis – when your body’s preferred fuel source changes from carbohydrates to fat. Ketosis, the thinking goes, melts away the body fat. Find out if they work.