Cancer Risk Knowledge May Miss the Mark
The beliefs many Americans hold about their cancer risk might be doing them a disservice.
When Diet and Exercise Aren't Enough
They may be key to weight loss and good health, but diet and exercise may sometimes need a little help from obesity medications and surgery.
Walking Groups: Easy Steps to Better Health
Exercise doesn't have to be complicated. Even simple walks with friends may improve your health.
Can You Be Obese and Healthy?
Making healthy lifestyle changes to lose weight is likely a smart choice for the long-term health of all obese people — even if they don't yet have medical issues related to their weight.
Experts Weigh in on How to Keep the Pounds Off
In weight loss, the real challenge may come not from shedding the pounds, but from keeping them off. New suggestions from a panel of experts could help people who have lost weight keep the pounds off.
New Report Ranks US States for Healthiness
The United Health Foundation today released its annual state health rankings. The states varied widely, and some national measures of health saw slight improvements.
Don't 'Bypass' Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery
Having weight loss surgery can improve obese patients' health, but it isn't a fix-all for health problems tied to being obese. Exercise may improve these patients' overall health even more and lower their risk for diabetes.
Healthy Parent, Healthy Child
Kids learn all sorts of things from their parents including healthy and unhealthy habits, suggest the authors of a new study.
CDC Reports Depression and Obesity May Be Linked
Obesity and depression are both tied to health risks like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. And now a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report suggests that being obese may increase patients' risk of depression, and vice versa.
Teens Lost Most Weight With Combination Training
Exercise is an important tool in fighting obesity in young people. But which type of exercise is the most effective?