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Outside Activities Children Actually Want to Do!

Getting your children to play outside isn’t just for fun, it’s good for their growing bodies and minds. Here are some simple, fun activities they will love.
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Obesity in Men: It’s Not Just About How You Look

Most of us have seen the documentaries and read the news articles depicting some of the more notorious side effects of obesity. Cancer, heart...
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Did You Know that Obesity Can Damage Your Liver?

As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, we are seeing serious complications, including non-alcohol fatty liver disease (NAFLD), in many obese people, including very young children. In some cases, the damage to the liver leads to irreversible scarring requiring transplantation. If diagnosed and treated early, these complications can be prevented.
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Musings on Medicine at a Chinese Buffet

As I follow my parents into our favorite Chinese restaurant and all-you-can-eat buffet, I marvel not at the quantity and variety of Asian cuisine but rather at the peculiarity of an education in medical anatomy.
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What You Should Know Before Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

Successful bariatric surgery requires preparation, long-term recovery, and lifelong changes in your relationships with your body, food, and the people in your life.
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How to Counter Emotional Eating with Mindfulness

Research has shown that the Buddhist practice of mindfulness helps transform food from an escape into a pleasure.

Lawyer Gets Obesity and Health Partly Right, But Mostly Wrong

Paul Campos, a professor of law at the University of Colorado in Boulder, has published a rant on weight and health on The New Republic Online.
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A Healthy Lifestyle is Important in How Diet Works

When it comes to losing weight and keeping it off, the best path to follow is the one that results in a healthy diet and active lifestyle. There are no shortcuts.
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How to Spot a Fad Diet

Fad diets can be seductive promising a quick fix, but in the short run they can have serious side effects and in the long run, they don't work.
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Squeezing Out The Waste with Digital Health Innovation

Here are 3 digital health innovations that, in their own way, streamline processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness—something we need much more of in healthcare.
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12 Common Exercise Excuses, Debunked

Here are 12 common and beloved excuses people use for not exercising. And, the reasons why they just don't hold up.
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Condiments: Calories We Forget to Count

Condiments are those little dabs of this and that we slather on food to make it taste better. If you aren't paying attention, you could be getting more calories and fat from your condiment than you are from the food you put it on.