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Philips Respironics Recall Notice:
Philips Respironics issued a Recall Notification for some CPAP and BiLevel PAP devices and mechanical ventilators due to potential health risks related to foam used in the devices. To learn more, visit the Philips Website and review FDA’s Safety Communication and FAQs. For questions about the Philips recall, please contact Philips at 1-877-907-7508.

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Success

Jeff's Surgical Weight Loss Story

I have struggled with obesity my entire life. I knew that weight loss surgery was the only way I was going to win the battle. I decided to have gastric surgery in June 2010. I have since lost 140lbs and feel wonderful. Never could I have imagined having so much energy. Not being recognized by people I have known for most of my life makes me feel incredible.

Before surgery, I was taking numerous medications to control diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and was preparing for a sleep study to find out what I was already sure I had—sleep apnea. These potentially fatal co-morbidities of obesity terrified me. Since the surgery, I no longer have diabetes, high cholesterol or symptoms of sleep apnea. I feel like I have a new lease on life. I now have a regular exercise routine, eat healthy foods and have much more energy. The decision to have weight loss surgery has changed my life in a measurable way. I have lost pounds and added years to my life!