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Olbin’s Journey: A Teenage Bariatric Surgery Story

Weight Loss Surgery for Teens: How A Comprehensive Program in Raleigh, North Carolina Helped an Overweight Adolescent Achieve Real Results You just can’t do it on your own all the time. That’s the lesson 19-year-old Olbin Andino Castro has come to learn through his weight loss journey. With the support of family, friends and his medical […]

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Weight Loss Services at WakeMed

Obesity is a serious problem in the United States. 40% of adults are obese and another 30% are overweight[1] which means that currently, the majority of our population is either overweight or obese. 19% of children are obese1. These numbers are increasing. Obesity is associated with numerous medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, […]

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Mealtime Makeovers

Caroline Youngblood is manager in public relations and editor of Heart to Heart, WakeMed Heart Center’s magazine. WakeMed Heart to Heart is starting a new feature — Mealtime Makeovers. Here is what we have in mind and how you can help make it great! Family gatherings wouldn’t be the same without Great Grandma’s cheesy potato […]

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Fit to Serve

Laura Aiken is a community health specialist with WakeMed and is the director for Advocates for Health in Action. The report says that at least nine million 17- to 24-year-olds in the United States are too fat to serve in the military. That is 27 percent of all young adults. The report goes further by […]

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Looking to Lose a Few Pounds?

To help you on the path to wellness and weight loss, we will be hosting weekly Twitter Chats, featuring weight loss experts for the next five weeks (or maybe longer depending on response). Mark your calendars for the following Twitter Chats and feel free to direct message questions to @WakeMed from your Twitter account in advance. Wednesday, […]

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