Welcome to WLS News. Our goal is to share the top health news stories pertaining to obesity and weight loss surgery as well as provide a comprehensive resource for those who want to learn more about the surgical treatment options for obesity. We believe that as we learn and discover more about the causes and factors associated with obesity, the better able we are to find a successful solution to this growing health care crisis.
Every day the news is reporting some new study or medical discovery, a reminder that those involved in the medical community are ever researching and looking for information to increase our knowledge and understanding of how the body works and the factors that influence our overall health. While researchers and doctors have come a long way in understanding the human body and how it is affected by diet, exercise, genetics, and social interactions, there is still much to learn.
We are publishers and not doctors, but have spent over a decade studying and reporting about health issues, specifically weight issues, obesity, and bariatric surgery. This website is not meant to replace medical advice from a doctor or bariatric surgeon, but to provide supplementary information which can help you learn more about obesity and the surgical treatment options available.
We hope that you find the information helpful and that one of the new discoveries we share in this blog will be a key in helping you move towards your own optimum health.
Executive Editor | Kerri Seidler
Kerri is a health and medical writer in Northern California. She has more than ten years experience writing about a variety of health issues, with a focus on nutrition, medical research and weight loss surgery.
A staunch advocate of health care reform, she is a contributor and board member of a national non-profit HealthPAC. Prior to joining wlshelp.com, she was the managing health editor of Medipedia – an online web portal collaborative of medical information.
Now, Kerri is bringing her passion for healthy living and knowledge of the bariatric field to deliver the latest news about obesity and weight loss surgery.
David is a writer and editor specializing in health care and medical sciences. His articles have appeared in a variety of web sites and cover a wide range of conditions and topics including cancer, vision correction, cosmetic plastic surgery and bariatric surgery. He brings his interest and expertise in the medical and health fields to writing about the issues pertaining to obesity and surgical treatment options for obesity.
Kim has written hundreds of articles on topics ranging from health and medicine to travel, pet care, jewelry, weddings, and parenting issues. She has a particular interest in nutrition and fitness and brings her natural enthusiasm and curiosity about these topics to her writing. She enjoys learning about ways to live healthier and sharing the information with others.