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Airline Grounds 130 Flight Attendants For Being Overweight

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel

Air India said last week it will ground some 130 flight attendants for being overweight, as first reported by the Indian newspaper The Telegraph.&nbs...

Want To Lose Weight? Find A Great Doctor

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living

Having a good relationship with your doctor could be key to weight loss, according to a new study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University inter...

Yep, Your Standing Desk Really Is Worth It

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Replacing sitting with either standing or walking for a couple of hours a day might do wonders for your health, according to a new study published in...

Why Body Mass Index Is Wrong for So Many People

David Belk | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
David Belk

Now the risks of obesity are real. But can we rely on a single number to tell us if someone is overweight? How reliable is BMI really?

Catching Dick: Not Why We Care About Weight

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.04.2015 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

We are sold the idea that remaining slim is primarily important as a means of attracting the opposite sex, rather than as a path to good health and longevity.

Thicker Middles, Skulls to Match

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We may all acknowledge, with the great pride warranted, that fighting childhood obesity and simultaneously marketing multicolored marshmallows and toaster pastries to our children as part of their complete breakfast is an impressive feat of cultural legerdemain.

Obesity on the Nile

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Should we know whether or not our kids, or ourselves, are overweight? Of course, just as we should know -- before a mechanical calamity -- that the oil in our car needs changing, or our tire pressure is low.

Does This Weight Chart Make Me Look Fat?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.23.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My doctor gave me one of those heart-to-heart talks: You need to lose some weight and exercise more, he said. The "or else" was implied. I know that being overweight increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and a million other bad things. But I just had to ask: Am I really overweight?

REPORT: Justice Probes Possible Price-Fixing In Music Publishing

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business

July 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating possible pricing coordination among music publishing companies as it reviews the...

Study Says Measuring BMI Might Not Be The Best Way To Diagnose Childhood Obesity

Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 06/27/2014 08:52 AM EDT on LiveScience Some children who have a normal body mass index (BMI) mi...

The #1 Killer and a #1 Star: What James Gandolfini's Death and Multiple Celebrity Tragedies Tell Us to Do Now

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

James Gandolfini's tragic death as one of our entertainment stars is a wake up call to all of us. James Gandolfini died of heart disease at the premat...

Shakira's 'Landslide' Cover Is Almost Too Good To Be True

The Huffington Post | Ana Benedetti | Posted 05.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Shakira and "Landslide" might not be the most obvious combination, but we're here to tell you, it definitely works. That's not to say that Stevie N...

Forget BMI. This Number May Matter More When It Comes To Your Health

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

Knowing your body shape -- not just your weight -- may be the key to better health. By Kelly DiNardo For more than 40 years, scientists ha...

Is Packing Your Kid's Lunch an Anti-Obesity Tool?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

When you look at a group of elementary school kids, can you tell who's at risk of becoming obese? And more importantly, what can be done to change tha...

It's Amazing How Much The 'Perfect Body' Has Changed In 100 Years

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.13.2014 | Women

A woman with a "perfect body" in 1930 would barely get a second look from Hollywood producers or model casting agents today. Addiction and eating ...

Bearing the Burden: Global, State and County Evidence to Advance U.S. Health

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 03.22.2014 | Impact
Dr. Derek Yach

Co-authored by Derek Yach, Executive Director, Vitality Institute & William Rosenzweig, Vitality Institute Commission Chair and Managing Partner, Phys...

Are Your Taste Buds Making You Fat?

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The causes of weight gain and obesity are layered and complex, with numerous, interrelated factors playing key roles. A new study linking higher body ...

Guccione, Jr. Helps BMI Celebrate a Diverse 75 Years

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

What is the essence of American music, and can it be captured in one book? That's the question facing publishing legend Bob Guccione, Jr. and one he's in the midst of answering.

Dear Parent... Your Child Is Fat!

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rachel Busman, PsyD

It doesn't really take a letter to tell kids they are overweight. They know this, and so do their parents. If the goal is trying to help families make real changes, a letter home stating a child's BMI is not really going to do anything.

Why Do So Many Women Hate Their Bodies?

Posted 10.24.2013 | Fifty

It's every husband's greatest fear. "Does this make me look fat?" his wife asks, as she hesitantly stands eyeing her figure in the mirror. Be careful ...

Average American Male's Body Looks Like THIS

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.14.2013 | Science

This is the average American male in his 30s. He doesn't look too bad, right? Well, here's how he stacks up against his international peers fro...

Study Finds Gaining Weight May Actually Help You Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.20.2013 | Fifty

For years we've been hearing about the health risks associated with obesity. As your body mass index rises, so does your risk for coronary heart disea...

Getting the Government Out of Songwriting: Voluntary Licenses Should Replace Consent Decrees or Compulsory Licenses

Chris Castle | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

Songwriters watch huge public companies essentially given a pass on mergers and other anticompetitive activities that have a profound effect on the U.S. consumers.

Sue Parks: Why Exercise Is a Great Way to Boost Your Bottom Line

Sue Parks | Posted 11.13.2013 | Women
Sue Parks

Wouldn't it be great if your employees felt as accountable for their own health as they do for other aspects of the company?

BMI Report Cards: More Harm Than Good?

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

If expending limited school resources on BMI notifications is unnecessary, likely ineffective and may cause harm, what can parents do?