Weight Loss Surgery for Teenagers

The proportion of severely obese teenagers continues to rise. Doctors increasingly understand that only weight loss surgery is likely to help them lose weight and avoid health consequences of obesity. But teens are often held back until they’re so heavy that even bariatric surgery isn’t enough to return them to normal weight. Experts discuss.

Medical Notes : Week of March 31, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of March 31, 2019.

18-25 Segment 1: Vanishing Teen Rites of Passage

Teenagers used to experience rites of passage including getting a driver’s license, going out on dates, drinking, having sex, & getting a job. They’re engaging in these activities much less often today. It means less risk, but may leave adolescents less ready for adulthood and independence. Experts discuss.

17-27 Segment 1: Overwhelmed Teens

High achieving high schoolers are often pushed to do more and more creating a culture of pressure that has mental health consequences.

17-19 Segment 1: Bariatric Surgery in Teenagers

The proportion of severely obese teenagers continues to rise, but teens are often held back until even bariatric surgery isn’t enough to return them to normal weight

Coming Up On Radio Health Journal

A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal show 17-19.