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Children's National's expert bariatric surgery team uses LAP-BAND®, a weight-loss procedure for those who are at least 18 years old.


Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. It can lead to many other health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and joint problems. Obesity can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices like being more physically active and eating healthier.

Erica's Story


Most beauty queens hope for world peace, but one teen pageant contestant wants to tackle an issue that consumes the Washington, D.C., region.

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