| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The flowing robes and abayas shrouding the people of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates can’t hide the truth of a federation-wide weight problem.
So the city of Dubai, famous for its opulent shopping centers and towering skyscrapers in the desert,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Jim Carls' 45th birthday was a prelude to a dramatic life change. The next day, the Nazareth father of four was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, according to his friend, Ben Miller. "His only symptoms were a cough and stiff back," says Miller, also...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:49 PM
It wasn't that Kathleen Callahan couldn't lose weight.
"I've dieted myself up and down the scale gazillions of times," the 51-year-old nurse anesthetist says.
"I've done Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem and my own little starvation plans — you know,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
At a time when many Americans spend their days exercising nothing but their thumbs to exhaustion, others have grown obsessed with steps.
Each footfall, from getting the mail to getting in a run, is tracked on the way to 10,000 — a not-so-magic...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:53 PM
The news is not always all good when obese teenagers lose weight. Such young people seem to be at risk for developing eating disorders that slip the attention of health professionals, scientists report.
“Physical complications of semistarvation...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:44 PM
With 78 million American adults in the obese column and showing slim chances of permanently dieting their way out of it, one way of mitigating the public health disaster to come would be to unhook the wagonload of obesity-related ills -- most notably Type...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Health Check: Take Steps Now To Protect Yourself From Diabetes
One in three people in America will develop diabetes during their lives, but there are some things you can do to lessen your chances of developing it. “There are certain things we can&...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:05 AM
A highlight of my year is the annual gathering of veterinarians at our South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association meeting. Our latest meeting just concluded with 184 veterinarians and 30 vet technicians in attendance. Our state association sponsors...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:22 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A program including self-monitoring, gym access and occasional counseling calls helped black women maintain their weight in a new study.
Black women who are overweight or slightly obese are known to have a lower risk of...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:01 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Overweight and obese women who get plenty of exercise may have a lower risk of endometrial cancer than if they were sedentary, according to new research.
Strenuous and moderate physical activity were linked to lowered risk for...
| Aug 9, 2013
On a recent doctor's visit, a compelling health video was looping in the reception room. It incorporated many of the accepted rules for achieving a healthy weight. The motivational video, tailored to the doctor's clientele, illustrated simple ways to...