| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Scientists and physicians who study the treatment of obesity have been puzzled for some years over bariatric surgery and its benefits.”Stomach stapling” surgery was long seen as a “plumbing adjustment” that prompts weight loss by...
| Mar 30, 2014
Q: Can you tell me about body wraps? My best friend wants to go with her to a spa where they do these. She says it will tighten my skin and take inches off of my waist as well as remove toxins and smooth out cellulite. I looked this up online, and it...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Kevin Trudeau, the television pitchman who has been both successful and suspect, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for making false claims, Reuters reports.
Trudeau was found found guilty of criminal contempt in November in Chicago.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:34 PM
When TV huckster Kevin Trudeau stood in a packed federal courtroom to make one final sales pitch Monday, he hardly resembled the tanned, dapper figure seen hawking miracle diets and natural cancer cures on so many late-night infomercials.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Name: Mike Bystol
Name of business: Bystol Performance Center
Describe what you do/sell/serve: Personal training, sports performance, weight loss, boot camps, physical therapy.
What sets you apart from similar...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Want to boost chances of losing weight? Of course, the foundation for successful weight loss is eating well and exercising, but if you want to power up your efforts, check out this diet cheat sheet of foods that do a little of the work for you....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Whether you're trying to lose weight or simply focus on a heart-healthy eating regimen, a growling stomach can interfere with your eating goals. Hunger is a normal body reaction and survival mechanism. But in today's environment...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The article by Julie Deardorff and Karissa King “Chicago doctor’s research fails federal smell test” (Health, Jan. 9) reveals that Sensa and other marketers of fad weight-loss products have settled charges of false and deceptive...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:10 AM
Most people lose weight during the week and gain weight on the weekends, a new study finds.
Yet, researchers say it's the weekday diets that are most important for maintaining a healthy weight.
The researchers at Cornell University looked at people'...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:41 PM
"The Biggest Loser" producers and NBC issued a joint statement Thursday morning that addressed Rachel Frederickson's controversial weight loss at the finale by not addressing it at all:
"We support Rachel and all of the 'Biggest Loser' contestants who...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I'm frustrated and happy at the same time because last week you taught me about a blood test called leptin and how it relates to obesity. I've been the same weight for five years and can't lose anything, yet I eat very little. Please...