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

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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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Chronic Life

Chronic Disease in Women: Deadly and Costly

Find out what chronic disease is costing American women — in finances and life — and what we can do to prevent it.

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Living With

Living With Obesity: What You Should Know About Birth Control

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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Staying Active

Stand Up For Your Health

Still need a good reason to unglue yourself from your work seat? Try this: A new study found that we burn more calories standing than sitting. Read on to learn why.

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Treatment

Birth Control Options After Baratric Surgery

If you're planning to get weight loss surgery, here’s what you should know about contraception during your recovery and beyond.

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Treatment

When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough

Sometimes no matter what you do, the weight doesn’t come off. The good news? If you’re dealing with obesity, you have more treatment options than you realize.

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Doctor & Patient

The Team Behind Weight Loss Success

You'll have your very own weight-loss cheering squad with these medical pros who use their niche expertise to help you achieve your goal.

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Baby

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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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Success by Obesity Subtype

What if a test could predict how well bariatric surgery would help you lose weight? Learn about these four obesity subtypes and what they can tell you.

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Nutrition

Your Microbiome and the Weight Loss Yo-Yo

Does your dieting feel like a merry-go-round that you can’t get off? Find out how your gut microbiome might be causing your yo-yo weight phenomenon.

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Fitness

Long Term Risks of Weight Cycling

Researchers have found that people who let their weight cycle up and down may have higher mortality risks. Find out how to sustain long term weight loss.

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, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

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