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Obesity and Infertility Treatments: What You Need to Know

Ready to start a family? Read this report to learn about the various fertility treatment options for obese moms-to-be, plus how they might affect you physically and emotionally.

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A Beauty Queen Fights Heart Failure

Mom and caregiver Sandra Holloway survived two heart-failure emergencies—now she's dedicated to helping others avoid them.

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Childhood Abuse Ups Bariatric Surgery Risk

Bariatric surgery complications may be more common for obese people who have experienced childhood physical or sexual abuse, according to this study.

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The Best Birth Control for Obese Women

If you're an obese woman, you may have a higher chance of unintended pregnancy, so it's important to find a birth control method that works for you.

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Obesity's Impact on Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have RA, obesity can put you at greater risk of complications from your disease. Here's what we know about the link.

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Obesity Raises Infection Risk After a Bypass

If you're obese, you have an increased risk of heart disease, but you also have a higher risk of post-surgical infection from heart surgery.

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Digestive Health and Complications of a Low-Fiber Diet: What is Diverticulosis?

Recently I learned something new about myself. Not anything extraordinary or shocking, but it does involve my health. Following a colonoscopy on Friday morning, a doctor discovered that I have diverticulosis. What is diverticulosis? In the lining of ...