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We’ve all heard the old adage, ‘no pain, no gain’, when it comes to exercise but could this phrase be doing more harm than good?
Muscle mass plays a huge role in predicting health outcomes. Studies show that people with less muscle mass had more surgical and post-operative complications, longer hospital stays, lower physical function, poorer quality of life and overall lower survival.
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.
Most of us have seen the documentaries and read the news articles depicting some of the more notorious side effects of obesity. Cancer, heart...
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.
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.
Successful bariatric surgery requires preparation, long-term recovery, and lifelong changes in your relationships with your body, food, and the people in your life.
Research has shown that the Buddhist practice of mindfulness helps transform food from an escape into a pleasure.
Paul Campos, a law professor, has published a rant on obesity and health in which he gets the concepts partly right, but mostly wrong. Learn why.
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.
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.
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.