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Videos for February 2, 2008

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One month and 55 pounds

One month after his surgery and Tim Kolb is already planning big - hiking the Grand Canyon, riding every roller coaster at Worlds of Fun and canoeing with his son. His new activity schedule is thanks to a gastric bypass surgery he had right after Christmas. Already the once 470-pound, former college football player has lost 55 pounds.

Published on February 2, 2008

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How it works

Dr Dunshee explains how two of the most common weight loss procedures - gastric bypass and Lap-Band - work.

Published on February 2, 2008

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Who it can help

In most cases, patients who go through weight loss surgery are roughly 100 pounds or more overweight. Depending on the procedure, the mortality rate of the surgery ranges from .1 to 1 percent. Dr. Carlyle Dunshee with the Tallgrass Bariatric Program talks about who qualifies and what the risks are.

Published on February 2, 2008

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The Old Me

Dawn O'Brien was wearing these pants when she decided to have weight loss surgery. She has dropped from a size 26 to a size 9.

Published on February 2, 2008

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10 Bites

After weight loss surgery, Dawn and Bizz can't stomach (literally) more than a quarter of a cup of food. The two sit down for a dinner prepared by Dawn's son Ricky and share what meals are like after the surgery.

Published on February 2, 2008

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'I didn't want to become my mom'

Two years ago, Dawn and Bizz O'Brien took drastic measures to loss weight: reducing the size of their stomach with a Lap-Band. Combined, the mother and daughter have lost more than 250 pounds. Here, the two talk about how weight loss surgery has changed their lives.

Published on February 2, 2008

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Faith & fossils

Alan Detrich talks about his religious art that uses dinosaur bones.

Published on February 2, 2008