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A Plus-Sized 'Sex And The City?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Crystal Bell | Posted 11.13.2011 | Entertainment

Big is beautiful -- at least that's the motto of TLC's new reality series "Big Sexy." The show features five plus-size friends -- Tiffany, Nikki, ...

The Serious Health Benefits

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

My lab has completed two studies of walnuts -- our first study showed that adding walnuts to the daily diet of adults with Type 2 diabetes for two months significantly improved blood vessel health.

The Sleep Diet?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

New findings provide more evidence to support the weight-control benefits of a full six to eight hours of nightly sleep.

Foods That Can Rev Your Metabolism

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

If you are one of the many people in the battle to fight the bulge, you will be pleased to learn that there are actually foods that may help you burn fat.

What's Our Beef With Michelle's Burger?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The First Lady is human, and to my knowledge, has never claimed to be otherwise. Maybe she was just having one of "those days," and needed lunch therapy.

The Everyday Activity That's Robbing Children Of Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's a lot of evidence that suggests media exposure can be detrimental to children and the quality of their sleep. This study provides some important details about how when, what, where and who is watching matters.

Weight Loss and More, A World Away

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Some day, ideally, we will convert the world we live in to a place where eating well and being active are the norm for us all.

Mommyrexia: Moms-To-Be Strive To Stay Skinny

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.14.2011 | Healthy Living

Anorexics, 'drunkorexics', 'manorexics', 'tanorexics' and now 'mommyrexics'. That's the new word to describe a so called "new breed" of pregnant wome...

Sleep More, Eat Less, Lose Weight

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Most of these fad diet plans are ineffective (and some of them seem downright dangerous), and they all overlook one important aspect that can affect what and how much we eat: sleep.

Weight Loss Beyond Diet And Exercise

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

t's not just what you eat; it's not just about how you eat or when you go to the gym. It's the system, folks -- the simple facts about our basic life functions.

Jillian Michaels Answers Your Questions

Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living

You sent in your questions for Jillian Michaels. Now the fitness trainer, who appeared on reality shows The Biggest Loser and Losing It With Jullian, ...

Research Suggests Weight Gain Is Contagious

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

A new study suggests that obesity spreads socially not because friends have shared ideas about acceptable body size, but because they share environments and carry out activities together that may contribute to weight gain.

The Force Is With Her: Carrie Fisher Drops 30lb

Posted 07.12.2011 | Entertainment

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Are Weight Loss And Common Sense At War?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

I am surprised, and even more so concerned, about how readily people with good common sense switch it off when it comes to weight control and the illusory promise of a quick fix.

Why Do We Think Overweight Is Normal?

Oz Garcia | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home
Oz Garcia

The Columbia University researchers presented findings at a recent American Heart Association conference that showed the heavier the mothers and children were, the more likely they were to misjudge their weight.

Could Your Favorite Restaurant Be Partially Responsible For You Developing Diabetes?

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Milt Bedingfield

I will continue to frequent this restaurant, because overall I consider it a very nice place that has always treated me well. But next time I am asked if I want fries or a cookie to go with my sandwich, without hesitation, I will say, "No thank you."

Exercise Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Don't Weight! The New Year is well on its way to springtime. If you haven't bought into the infomercials about dropping two sizes in a week or taking ...

'Too Fat For 15': Morbid Obesity And Teens

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Losing the weight is choosing to live, and these kids -- at a very young age -- have made the choice to live healthily.

"Does This Make Me Look Fat?" The Best Way to Respond

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

Before you answer, think about this advice. Consider what she is really asking. Don't take this question literally.

Millionaire Matchmaker Minute-by-Minute Recap: Sit, Paris Hilton, Heel!

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Meredith Fineman

Hay guys. It's that time of the semana again. It's time for our favorite Lady of New Jersey Who Is Not A Real Housewife But Should Be. Patti Stanger. And her impressively loud voice.

Oprah's 'Ah Ha' Moment About Food and Weight

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

It's a good time to be an Oprah fan, particularly if you are a chronic dieter or someone who frets about your weight.

A Guilt-Free Thanksgiving

Valerie Orsoni | Posted 01.14.2012 | Home
Valerie Orsoni

Here is a simple, well-thought-out nutrition and exercise plan for the four-day holiday weekend to help anyone avoid guilt and stress -- and the weigh...

The Weekly Pulse: Michael Pollan's Rules for Thanksgiving, Plus Whole Foods' Healthcare Lies

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: Happy Thanksgiving from the Media Consortium! This week, we aren't stopping The Audit, The Pulse, The Diaspora, or The Mulch, but we ar...

New Diet Pill In Question

AP | STEPHANIE NANO | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Editors of a top medical journal call Meridia "another flawed diet pill" and question whether it should stay on the market as a study sho...

The Real Health Care Reform Program

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Both diabetes and obesity can be largely prevented and their staggering costs -- physically and financially -- can be substantially reduced.