Health and Wellness

Pancreatic islet transplant allows patient with brittle type 1 diabetes to become insulin-free

Mark Morrison struggled with Type 1 diabetes for forty years. Eventually his blood sugar swings came on without warning and the disease became life threatening. Morrison underwent pancreatic islet transplantation — a procedure that transplants insulin-producing islets from a deceased donor into the recipient’s liver. Today, Morrison no longer needs insulin injections

Weight loss surgery gives chef Graham Elliot new perspective on food

Star chef, Graham Elliot has been known to joke that "no one trusts a skinny chef." However, at almost 400 pounds and with escalating medical concerns, his health was no joking matter. Just months after undergoing sleeve gastrectomy, Elliott had lost 130 pounds with improving health, and adapting new behaviors to sustain his progress.