Category Archives: Obesity

Head Vs. Body – Are You Really Hungry?

July 15, 2019

Originally published on July 1, 2011 and updated on Jun 23, 2019 So, you think you are hungry – but are you really? Is your body hungry, or is it head hunger? Head hunger can be caused by many different … Continue reading

Weight Loss Pills – The Good and the Bad

July 23, 2018

Weight loss pills have always been part of a dieter’s consciousness. After trying diet, exercise, fad diets and more, many patients believe that medication or supplements to lose weight are a viable option. However, these drugs, while benefiting some, come … Continue reading

The Connection Between Sodium And Obesity

April 30, 2014

There has been a great deal of debate over the connection between sodium consumption and excess weight. The conclusion, as with most controversial nutritional research these days, is that the jury is still out. However, to consider the effects of … Continue reading

What Your Waistline Says about Your Heart’s Health

March 11, 2014

As we gain weight, we tend to focus on the number that shows up on the scale or how we fit into our clothes. But those numbers and feelings can be very deceptive, because every person’s body type, muscle mass … Continue reading

Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery

February 22, 2012

Adolescent weight loss surgery has become a hot topic in recent years especially because of the staggering rise in adolescent obesity. This, in turn, has contributed to diagnoses of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol in ever younger children. … Continue reading

Bariatric Surgery and Osteoarthritis?

April 3, 2011

Osteoarthritis is the most common joint paint and is caused by years of wear and tear on the joints.  Most people suffer from osteoarthritis at some point in their life and almost everyone has osteoarthritis by the time they are … Continue reading

The Cost of Diabetes

October 26, 2010

Not only is diabetes a condition that has to be monitored and controlled; it is also very costly. According to the American Diabetes Association, the total cost of diagnosed diabetes treatment in the United States was $174 billion in 2007 … Continue reading

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