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Bariatric Surgery Beneficial For Teens

Teenagers who are severely overweight may benefit from weight-loss surgery, according to a study published in the medical journal Pediatric Blood and Cancer. The study was performed by the National Children's Hospital. Weight-loss surgery causes people to lose large amounts of weight and is appropriate for severely obese people who have had difficulty losing weight[...]
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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

The month of September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, and Dr. Cywes and the entire team at Jacksonville Weight Loss Center are taking the time to recognize the severity of this condition in the United States. Currently, more than 23 million children and teenagers are either obese or overweight. This is a huge portion[...]
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Dr. Cywes in the News: Lap-Band for Adolescents

Dr. Cywes is making news here in Jacksonville and across the country. Lap-band surgery is a popular and safe bariatric surgery option that is FDA approved to help adults lose weight. The procedure is not, however, approved for adolescents at this point in time. With the rate of obesity rising among children, why should overweight[...]
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Tips for Overcoming Childhood Obesity

You may have heard that obesity rates among adults have doubled in the last 30 years, but did you also know that obesity rates have tripled in the same time period among children? The obesity epidemic, and the life threatening illnesses it brings with it, is affecting people as young as 2 years old. Resulting[...]
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