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Gastric Bypass Surgery: One Patient’s Journey

The first bariatric surgery was performed 60 years ago. Mayo Clinic studies have shown it’s not only the most effective way to lose large amounts weight, but also one of the most effective solutions for obese people with type 2 diabetes. Beyond the operating room, however, it requires a total [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Mayo Clinic Summer Camp Fights Obesity Kids' summer camp season may be winding down but, for one special group of campers, this may be just the beginning. Camp Wabi is a place where children learn to escape what could otherwise be a lifelong cycle of obesity. Here’s Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network. [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Preschool BMI Screening: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Vision and hearing problems are a couple of things that schools routinely screen for as kids start their education.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Esther Krych explains how some schools are doing even more. To listen, click the link below. Preschool BMI Screening

Created by Joel Streed

Obesity Hyperventilation Syndrome: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

The list of complications resulting from obesity is long.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Eric Olson tells us about another.  It's called obesity hyperventilation syndrome or O-H-S. To listen, click the link below. Obesity Hyperventilation Syndrome

Created by Joel Streed

BMI measurement may be missing 25 percent of children who could be considered obese, Mayo Clinic research says

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Physicians using body mass index (BMI) to diagnose children as obese may be missing 25 percent of kids who have excess body fat despite a normal BMI, which can be a serious concern for long-term health, according to a Mayo Clinic study published online today in Pediatric Obesity. [...]

Created by Traci Klein

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