** FILE ** Todd and Lorie Richmond speak to a reporter at the University of Chicago on Dec. 19, 2008. They both had surgery on the same day at the University Medical Center, a decision they reached after years of failed diets. (Associated Press/Brian Jackson, Chicago Sun-Times)

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** FILE ** Todd and Lorie Richmond speak to a reporter at the University of Chicago on Dec. 19, 2008. They both had surgery on the same day at the University Medical Center, a decision they reached after years of failed diets. (Associated Press/Brian Jackson, Chicago Sun-Times)