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.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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 ...

By Lisa Emrich