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244 pounds lost and counting
Four years ago, Margaret's doctors told her she would be lucky to live another year. She knew she needed to make a lifestyle change. She was terrified to take her first step into The Meyer Center, but the team welcomed her with open arms. That and surgical weight loss have helped her lose 244 pounds - and she's still going!
Margaret  

Margaret's Story: Finding the strength to change my life



Kick the habit with a little help

Shawna knew she wanted to quit smoking, but she needed some help. She turned to the TIPS program at CoxHealth. The one-on-one support, expert tips and having someone hold her accountable were the keys to Shawna's success.
Shawna 

 

 

Shawna's Story: I'm free from smoking  

 

 

 

Tackling diabetes head on

Donna was shocked when her doctors told her she had type 2 diabetes. That was a disease that happened to other people, not her. The diagnosis was the motivation she needed to take control of her life. She has since lost weight and brought her blood sugar levels to a normal range. 

Donna 

 

 

Donna's Story: I won't let diabetes control me  

 

 

 

Stopping a heart attack in its tracks

Hosea wasn't feeling well. He was very fatigued and he knew something wasn't right. He went to his doctor and learned he had a blockage that was preventing adequate blood flow to his heart.
Hosea 

 

 

Hosea's Story: I'm glad I saw the warning signs 


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