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When It Comes to Health, Muscle Mass Matters

Suzette Pereira Ph.D. - 1/13/2019 - 3

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.

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Obesity in Men: It’s Not Just About How You Look

Noah Rue - 6/28/2018 - 2

Most of us have seen the documentaries and read the […]

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Did You Know that Obesity Can Damage Your Liver?

Joseph Galati, MD - 4/6/2018 - 1

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

Stephanie Van - 3/23/2018 - 7

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

Carol Rose Adkisso, MA, LMFT - 1/31/2018 - 7

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

Rachel Eddins - 1/22/2018 - 1

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

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A Healthy Lifestyle is Important in How Diet Works

Robert Drapkin, MD, FACP - 1/1/2018 - 2

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

Helen Sanders - 11/28/2017 - 4

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

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 10/5/2017 - 0

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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Condiments: Calories We Forget to Count

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 8/3/2017 - 0

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.

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Prebiotic and Probiotic Foods May Help You Lose Weight

Bill Miller, MD - 4/20/2017 - 1

The foods we eat can alter the microbial communities in our digestive tract and this, in turn, impacts complex human behaviors related to weight, such as appetite and satiety.

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