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Exclusive: A 700-Pound Man on TLC's Family by the Ton Explores Weight-Loss Surgery

TLC’s Family by the Ton, a spinoff of its hit reality series My 600-lb Life, offers sobering insights into the realities of people struggling with obesity. One such example on the new season of Family by the Ton—which premiered January 2 and is airing every Wednesday—is Casey King. King, who weighs over 700 pounds and… Read More »

8-year-old African child who was flown to the U.S. for surgery by NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has died

(Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to… Read More »