Latest Articles by Shira Eytan, M.D.
Let's Talk About Obesity and Body Mass Index (BMI)
Doctors have long used a measure called Body Mass Index (BMI) to diagnose obesity. Now, experts say there are better ways.
Let’s Talk About the Symptoms and Complications of Obesity
This disease comes with a host of other medical conditions, including sleep apnea and heart disease. But even losing 10 percent of body weight can mean a far healthier future.
Dealing with Diabetes-related Vision Loss? Here's How to Maintain Independence
Losing your eyesight means making changes in how you live your life. But with the right setup, you can still take care of yourself.
New Tech Lets You Test Your Blood Sugar Without Needles
Thanks to artificial intelligence, no-prick glucose testing may be the wave of the future for diabetics.
5 Annoying Ways Menopause Messes With Your Sleep
Don’t let wacky hormones keep you up all night. Doctors offer easy solutions for zonking out in bed and staying that way—happily, less sweatily—till morning.
Kids Drinking Fewer Sugary Drinks—But We Still Have a Ways to Go
These days, more and more kids are guzzling healthier milk and water over soda pop and juice, and we couldn't be more proud.
What Does Snoring Have to Do With Obesity?
A lot. Problems like snoring and sleep apnea can make it more difficult to lose weight. Find out what’s behind the connection—and what you can do to get the rest you need.