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Jan

01/05/2012 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

“I’ve been a big girl all my life,” says Jan. At 378 pounds (her highest weight), Jan was tired of sleeping with a CPAP machine. She was tired of not being able to walk and shop (one of her favorite activities). She was tired of struggling just to tie her shoe. So in 2008, Jan decided…

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Jerry

01/05/2012 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In Jerry’s words, “Losing that much weight makes me feel alive again.” Jerry is a father, husband, and hard worker. When he was 500 pounds with a 78-inch waist, one of Jerry’s close friends passed away from a massive heart attack. Jerry realized he needed to change his ways, and…

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Carla

01/05/2012 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

“I learned it’s not my fault that I’m overweight, it’s my fault if I STAY overweight,” says Carla. Carla wanted a life, something different. She said that when she was heavier, she always knew what her plans were—to stay in front of the TV at home. Now? She is always…

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Gary

11/07/2011 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Gary didn’t want to be left behind, on the bike trails or in life. His two daughters lived away from home, one in college and had just graduated from college. His wife was more active than he, and they talked often about their goals in life, and what they wanted for their future. Gary wanted to…

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David

05/01/2011 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

David’s most recent update (January 2012): “To say this program has been a lifesaver for me to date would be incredibly inadequate. To break through the 300 pound barrier when my top weight the month before I began the IU Health program (at 396) was 412 lbs., is a huge accomplishment for…

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Carmen Moore

11/23/2009 | Cancer

Meeting and talking with Carmen Moore is a two-for-one deal – it’s rare you’ll find her without Phil, the love of her life and husband of 33 years. The 62-year-old retirees share typical traits of a couple who’ve happily spent well over half their lives together, finishing one…

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