Weight-Loss Surgery Often Overlooked for Kids, Teens

05:00 EDT 27 Oct 2019 |

SUNDAY, Oct. 27, 2019 -- Weight-loss surgery should be more widely used to treat severely obese children and teens, a leading pediatricians' group says. Severe obesity is a serious and worsening public health crisis among U.S. youngsters, and...

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