Lynn Yanow found relief for all of her diabetes symptoms - including weight gain - after having gastric bypass surgery at UChicago Medicine. She lost 80 pounds in six months and no longer needs daily insulin.
After undergoing surgery for endometrial cancer, Mary Zirino's gynecologic oncologist cautioned her to lose weight. Following a second scare, Zirino fully committed herself to a healthier path.
Fitness instructors and live cooking demonstrations are just a few of the healthy benefits many people enjoy during an eight-week program to promote wellness on the South Side. South Side Fit™, in partnership with the Timothy Community Corporation (TCC) and the UChicago Medicine Urban Health Initiative, provides people with complete assessments about their health, exercise, food habits, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure and clinical testing.