Obesity is an epidemic in the United States and around the world but the problem isn’t just the weight gain—it’s all the disease and morbidity that comes with it. Type 2 Diabetes, heart attacks, stroke, arthritis and many other diseases are made much worse by obesity. But there is one treatment that seems to help patients cure obesity and manage these other conditions. It’s called weight loss surgery. As you’ll see in this program there are different types of weight loss surgery. And many of the procedures are now minimally invasive. But you’ll also hear directly from patients and doctors about the profound difference the surgery has made in the lives of people with obesity-related diseases. (2803)
Combining poignant storytelling with scientific rationale, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind explores the latest progress in health and wellness issues, through personal stories and medical breakthroughs that are redefining health care treatment.
In addition to compelling stories, you'll get advice from top experts in the fields of health and wellness and hear about the latest technological advancements that will bring you right to the cutting edge of medicine.
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