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Tax a Cola, Save the Planet

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Jeff Ritterman, MD

A simple policy change like the Soda Tax can help us waste less water, lower our GHG production, and lessen the pollution of our air, water and soil. It's a win-win-win: a win for the environment, a win for our children, and a win for our communities.

Shocking News: New Study Finds Obese People Less Healthy

A. Marc Gillinov, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
A. Marc Gillinov, M.D.

People say that nobody can predict the future. But you can. If you don't find yourself in the green at the intersection of normal weight and metabolically healthy, make a plan with your doctor to get there. Your future is in your hands.

On The New Recommendations For Treating Sleep Apnea

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

For adults with obstructive sleep apnea, using CPAP therapy or other airway-opening devices are one of the best courses of action to treat their sleep disorder. Overweight and obese adults with sleep apnea should also be encouraged and helped to lose weight as part of treating sleep apnea.

Stepping Up the Fight Against Obesity

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 09.08.2013 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

If we work to spread that message beyond our clinics to schools, homes, and the workplace, we will be that much closer to getting chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes under control and to helping New Yorkers live fuller and healthier lives.

Obesity as Disease: Why I Vote No

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is a certain irony in the nearly immediate juxtaposition of the rare introduction of a new FDA-approved drug for weight loss (Belviq) to the marketplace and the recognition of obesity as a "disease" by the AMA. A line from the movie Jerry Maguire comes to mind: "You complete me!"

WATCH: Are Plus Size Women More Accepted In The Black Community?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.20.2013 | Black Voices

Full Figure Fashion Week is in, well, full swing! The annual New York City-based event, which is produced by former plus size model Gwendolyn DeVoe an...

How Big Is Your Pet's Food Bowl?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

There is a general tendency among many pet owners to buy oversized food bowls for their dog or cat. Since the correct amount of food looks like too little food when it's placed in a gargantuan bowl, many pet owners add more food to improve the "optics" of the meal.

Does America Really Need to Go on a Diet? Another Perspective

David Bedrick | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Many Americans need to lose weight, it's true. But haven't we become a little obsessed with dieting and too fixated on our girth? Isn't time for a little more heart and critical thinking to enter the conversation?

Skinny People Just Don't Get It

Joseph J. Colella, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph J. Colella, M.D.

America's appetite is out of control. Yes, we have an obesity epidemic. But far more disconcerting is the rampant lack of understanding and compassion for the daily, minute-to-minute struggle that the vast majority contend with being overweight or obese.

Food Fight: Fat Taxes Won't Slim Down Americans

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Steven Kurlander

Politicians eager to raise more revenue for dwindling coffers caused in part by higher medical costs associated with obesity are now pigging out on the idea of implementing a "fat tax" of high caloric, sugary and fatty foods to curb American's unhealthy appetites.

Melissa McCarthy Is Obese -- So What?

Juliet Jeske | Posted 04.12.2013 | Entertainment
Juliet Jeske

In his recent review of Identity Theft , film critic Rex Reed refers to Melissa McCarthy as tractor-sized, humongous, obese and a female hippo. Haven't we had enough already? Could we just move on from talking about the size of any actor or actress?

Will Taking Away Your Stomach Stop the Hunger in Your Head?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

There is no surgery, no drug, nor herbal remedies or diets that surrender total control of our eating to the stomach. Surgery to make the stomach look like a banana rather than an apple will be the answer to permanent weight loss only when we understand why we are overeating.

The Last Acceptable Prejudice in America

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Prejudice against the obese is the last "acceptable" prejudice in America. The overweight are treated differently. They're looked at differently. They're stared at, sneered at, and discriminated against.

The Real Cost Of Losing Weight

Bloomberg News | Nikhil Hutheesing | Posted 10.10.2012 | Money

Lady Gaga, who put on some weight recently, announced in September that she was "proud at any size." Having a healthy body image is great, and in the ...

Bullies Learn from their Parents

Eva Glettner | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

They watch the way you snicker with your friends or make off-handed comments about the way that someone looks. They absorb everything. You are their first teacher. You are their role model. You are their everything. This is a huge responsibility.

Obesity and Self-Image: Are the Two Connected?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Recent research shows that poor self-perception about weight actually contributes to obesity -- especially in teens.

Fatter, Slower, Sicker

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The vast majority of Americans still consider their food choices as a personal matter and exercise of individual freedom that should not be regulated or interfered with. That's understandable, but the consequences are plain to see.

School Rules = Lower Obesity

Claire Moshenberg | Posted 10.31.2012 | Parents
Claire Moshenberg

What makes it more likely that an overweight or obese 5th grader won't remain obese by the 8th grade? Location, location, location!

Obesity: How We Got Here

Jeff Halevy | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

I find that amongst those who do not believe obesity is a serious health problem, there are a few common misunderstandings and errors in logic.

The Fight Against Obesity Starts With Respect!

Chris Reid | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Chris Reid

Obese people are bullied and often treated with disrespect, even by people who are otherwise kind, considerate individuals. People like us.

Southern Fried Pancreas

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Schweitzer

The collective reaction to Paula Deen's diabetes announcement tells us much about our attitude toward health and nutrition. Of course nobody is shocked at the news, but many commentators missed an opportunity to make a bigger point.

Fitness and Obesity Trends to Watch for in 2012: It's Not a Small World After All

Carole Carson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

By 2020, four out of five of your friends, coworkers, family members and neighbors will be overweight or obese, and half of them will be diabetic or prediabetic. Today's reality, however, does not dictate the future.

How Personality Can Influence Your Weight

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

What's your personality? Are you self-disciplined and orderly, or are you more on the indulgent and impulsive side? Recent research from the National Institute of Health suggests that these personality traits could very well help determine your weight.

Where 50% Of The People Are Obese And Don't Know It

Posted 05.07.2013 | Latino Voices

Fox News Latino: An estimated 50 percent of the population in Paraguay is obese and many of them don't even know it, the Ministry of Health said We...

When Bullying Takes A Toll On Children's Health

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

The perception surrounding obesity is that it's caused by a lack of exercise and overeating, however, the condition is often driven by other factors, one of which is bullying.