For patients struggling with obesity, joint replacement and weight-loss surgery often go hand-in-hand. Yet for people with severe or morbid obesity – 75+ pounds of excess weight and a body mass index, or BMI, over 35 – the risks associated with joint replacement surgery are dramatically increased.
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It had been 11 years since 70-year-old James Moore, M.D., was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
During his major league career, John Odom pitched two all-star games, three World Series with the Oakland A’s, and a no-hitter against the Oakland A’s.
Devoted husband, father of two boys and successful businessman Ray Arocho of Lake Forest was 51 years of age when he committed to making dramatic lifestyle changes. With the help of a gastric LAP-BAND, Ray has shed 115 pounds and transformed his weight, health and outlook on life.
Long QT syndrome is a heart rhythm disorder that may cause fast, erratic heartbeats. These irregular heartbeats may trigger a fainting spell or seizure, or in some cases, even sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Jenny, Chris and Barb Bobier all carry the Long QT gene and share how the S-ICD System has helped their family stay protected from SCA.