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Heavy Trends in US Weight
Despite growing awareness of the obesity epidemic, the latest data suggest that health officials and the public are not making enough progress in the face of this unhealthy trend.
Are You at Risk for Breast Cancer?
Over the past few years, there has been increasing evidence that obesity may be a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes. Now another disease may be added to that list.
Why Weight Loss Surgery Could Be a Money Saver
Weight-loss surgery may shrink more than just waistlines.
Why Smokers Might Need to Watch Their Hearing
Smokers, if you need another reason to quit, here’s one that might surprise you: Quitting might save your hearing.
There's No Place Like Home — To Grow Old
For those in midlife, lifestyle choices made now may have a major impact on living long and staying independent later in life.
Metabolic Syndrome Rate Stabilizing
A cluster of health problems — collectively known as metabolic syndrome — puts many at possible risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news? Rates for this condition appear to be stabilizing in the US.
Rx May Boost Bleeding in Obese Patients
Obesity is tied to many health issues, and new evidence suggests that obese patients may face another health risk when taking a common blood thinner.
A Heavy Future Across the Pond
The US has long been a central focus of the obesity epidemic, but new data suggests that unless something is done, European nations could soon be experiencing an issue of the same weight.
A Weighty Matter for Those Wanting to Get Pregnant
Losing weight may need to be a priority for heavier women who are thinking about getting pregnant.
The Risks of Youth E-Cig Use
Experimenting is often how kids and teens learn. Experimenting with electronic cigarettes, however, may be risky.