A teenager loses weight and gains confidence with the help of bariatric surgery
Growing up, Addison was always a little bigger than her peers. Still, she was a happy young girl, who enjoyed riding her bike, swimming and playing on a competitive softball team that won the World Series of the Midwest in 2012.
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From picky eater to picking healthy choices
Alexander the Great was a celebrated warrior in Greece. In fact, the name "Alexander" means "defender of men" and "fighter," and because of this, one determined boy in Dallas is aptly-named.
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Family works together to improve health
Saikrishna's family is used to doing things together. That's why when the 12-year-old was diagnosed with high cholesterol, his family took the medical discovery seriously and, most importantly, pulled together as a team.
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From prematurity to the teenage years, twin brothers stick together on their journey to better health
As parents, you always want what's best for your child. In Sheryl and Savio's case, they wanted what was best for both their babies – twin boys born prematurely. Dominic and Joshua were born at 35 weeks and weighed only 3.5 pounds each. After two weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit, the boys were finally strong enough to go home.
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Eating healthier by eating together
Things have changed since Tamika was a child. Back then, she says making healthy choices wasn't a priority. "Granny didn't allow us in the kitchen," she remembers. "This generation is much wiser, though." Her daughter Tanaya is a great example. Since graduating from Get Up & Go, she has encouraged her entire family to rethink their eating and exercise habits.
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Stronger together: A mom and daughter take control of their health
In spring 2016, Sandra Hernandez took her 10-year-old daughter Abby for her annual check-up. There, the physician shared that her daughter’s glucose levels were high. With a long family history of diabetes, Sandra knew it was time to act. She wanted to give her daughter more control over her health.
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