Is Your Weight Putting You at Higher Risk of Getting Cancer?

By Meredith Whittemore While the American Cancer Society’s latest report is celebrating a decline in cancer deaths overall, some cancers linked to obesity tell a different story. The report says death rates from cancer have dropped 27 percent over the past 25 years. Much of that drop is attributed to a reduction in smoking, and [Continue Reading]

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Houston Couple Loses a Combined 250 Pounds Through NewStart

By Drew Munhausen Garrett and Dynae Lorenz were married in August 2016, about a year before they would both undergo life-changing procedures through Memorial Hermann’s NewStart program. Choosing to Make a New Start Together NewStart is a comprehensive, patient-centered surgical weight loss program offered at five Memorial Hermann locations in Greater Houston. Both Garrett and Dynae [Continue Reading]

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Is Obesity Raising Your Risk of Cancer?

Most people know that obesity, which is defined as having an unhealthy amount of body fat, greatly increases your risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea or stroke. But did you know that  obesity also increases the risk of many cancers? According to some research, about 100,000 new cases of cancer [Continue Reading]

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New Year, New Body: A Life-Changing Weight Loss Story

For much of her young adult life, Brenda Longoria struggled with being overweight. Like many, she tried many diets and programs available to help her to try to lose weight. “You name it and I probably tried it and no matter what, my weight continued to be an issue for me,” Brenda said. In 2012, Brenda [Continue Reading]

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