Obesity

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about obesity, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Bridging the Gap: Managing Obesity

"It wasn't until I started working with Dr. Kahan that I thought there was hope."

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12-Month Plan for a Lighter, Healthier You This Year

Tough time losing weight? Maybe you’re trying to change too many habits at the same time. Try this 12-month approach to make steady progress.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Finally Winning the War on Weight: Judy’s Story

Losing weight after menopause and keeping it off long-term was a challenge for Judy. Learn how she was able to achieve her goals with the help of a close friend.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

How to Decline Trigger Foods During Holiday Events

Trigger foods act like a drug during stressful holidays, calming us down and keeping us in control of our feelings, but they also cause harmful side effects.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

How Obesity Raises Asthma Risk

Obesity is a risk factor for asthma and they often coexist. A recent study suggests obesity raises asthma risk by changing how airway muscles function.

By Diane Domina

Low Carb Vs. High Carb Diets: Long-term Impacts

Low carb diets are popular for weight loss and diabetes management. Learn how they compare to modern high carb diets and about their long-term impacts.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Mindfulness Technique Lowers Stress, Blood Sugar Levels, Improve Weight in Women

A new study suggests that mindfulness techniques can be greatly beneficial to lowering blood sugar and helping women to make strides toward their weight goals.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Mental Illness and Bariatric Surgery: A No Go?

Surgeons may be refusing to consider candidates with mental illness for bariatric surgery.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Are Processed Foods Killing Us?

Processed foods may be a major culprit in the obesity epidemic. Learn why eating low fat or low carb might not matter as much as eating real food.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Birth Control Options After Weight Loss Surgery

If you are undergoing weight loss surgery, here’s what you should know about contraception during your recovery and beyond.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Is It Asthma or Something Else?

Asthma doesn't always respond to conventional therapies. Should it be treated as severe asthma or could it be caused by something else?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Meet the Experts

Amy Hendel, P.A.

Health Writer

Amy Hendel P.A.,The HealthGal, is a medical/lifestyle reporter, nutrition/fitness expert, Health Coach/brand ambassador.

Stephanie Stephens

M.A., Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.

Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian specializing in diabetes, cardiovascular health, GI disorders, food allergies, and weight management.

Amy Hendel, P.A.

Health Writer

Amy Hendel P.A.,The HealthGal, is a medical/lifestyle reporter, nutrition/fitness expert, Health Coach/brand ambassador.