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This Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 photo, Chelsea Hale holds a photo of herself made three years ago at the age of 17 before she had obesity surgery, in Fairfield, Ohio. Hale had weighed 314 pounds and is now about 170 pounds. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Many health woes in teens seeking obesity surgery

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study. Half the teens had at least […]

11/04/2013

A group of sailors and Marines who failed the so-called "tape test'' are led by an instructor on a three mile run as they work to improve their fitness and remain in the military, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Bulky troops turn to liposuction to pass fat test

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The soldiers often call Dr. Adam Tattelbaum, a plastic surgeon, in a panic. They need liposuction, and fast. A number of military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove […]

10/28/2013

Severly obese are fastest growing group of overweight

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The proportion of Americans who are severely obese — 100 pounds or more overweight — continues to increase rapidly and much faster than those with moderate obesity, but the rate of […]

10/02/2012

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