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Weight management patient Gary Stone
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 11:45am

In late 2009, Gary Stone weighed 402 pounds.

The excess pounds on Gary's 6-foot, 1-inch frame— along with his Type II diabetes and sleep apnea— left him feeling like he was "wearing out."

He could barely get in and out of the cab of the heavy equipment he operates at Spirit...

Weight management patient Mike Burke
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 11:15am

Mike Burke always knew he wanted to be a firefighter. 

As a young boy in Ellinwood, Kan., whenever he heard the town’s fire whistle, he stopped what he was doing and followed the fire trucks on his bike to see where they were going. 

“I loved the sirens and watching the...

Via Christi Weight Management patient Tammy Metzger
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 9:34am

Five years, Tammy Metzger took a long, hard look at herself in the mirror. Staring back was an overweight, 40-year-old woman she didn’t know — one who hated grocery shopping, trying on clothes and being in almost any social situation.

“I had put a lot into my career and being a single...


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