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  • Weight-loss surgery surges among California kids, especially white girls

    A study of bariatric surgery on California adolescents shows that growing numbers of families are opting for a surgical solution to their children's obesity. But a study on trends in bariatric surgery among those under 21 shows that, in this population, ...
  • The plus-size mystery in women's fashion

    The plus-size mystery in women's fashion
    By the numbers it just doesn't seem right. Nearly 65% of American women are overweight, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and of those, more than 35% are obese. Yet most designer collections end at size 10. And on hundreds of high-...
  • The 'contagion' of social networks

    The 'contagion' of social networks
    The old folk concept that our personal health behaviors rub off on those around us has received a staggering amount of scientific support of late. Over the last few years, study after study has shown that weight gain, drug and alcohol use, even loneliness...
  • My Turn: The hand that rocks the cradle can shake up the diet

    My Turn: The hand that rocks the cradle can shake up the diet
    I have always loved helping people achieve their fitness goals, whatever they may be. However, recently I have noticed that the small children of many of my clients are eating more sugar and fat-laden foods than ever before. As a result, these children...
  • A reversal on carbs

    A reversal on carbs
    Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should. But a growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates — not...
  • More for your money: Bargain airfare tips

    More for your money: Bargain airfare tips
    Tired of all these winter airfare sales? Of course you're not. The head-spinning flurry of sales in November and December has become as addictive as caramel lattes. Although recent deals, such as $19 fares each way between Long Beach and Las Vegas and...
  • Diet drug on deck: Contrave to undergo FDA panel scrutiny Tuesday

    On Tuesday, the LaJolla, Calif.-based developer of a drug it calls Contrave tries to succeed where at least three other pharmaceutical firms have failed in recent years -- to win over a panel of independent experts advising the Food and Drug...
  • Gear: A step up in home ellipticals

    Gear: A step up in home ellipticals
    The elliptical trainer and its smooth oval foot pattern was a hit the moment it arrived on the scene in the mid-1990s, but a good one that could stand up to regular home use without rattling apart has never come cheap. That's doubly true of some of the...
  • Weightlifting can be helpful for obese kids

    Weightlifting can be helpful for obese kids
    It goes without saying that children who are obese would benefit from aerobic exercise. However, they're likely to find the idea of going for a jog or spending half an hour on a treadmill about as appealing as watching Congress debate the fine points of...
  • Jack LaLanne was a healthy showoff to the very end

    Jack LaLanne was a healthy showoff to the very end
    Jack LaLanne was an incredible showoff, and with good reason. If you can do 1,033 push-ups in 23 minutes at the "over-the-hill" age of 42, then by all means show yourself off. If you can swim more than a mile through the strong currents of Long Beach...
  • The Find: Jasmine Mediterranean Restaurant in Anaheim

    The Find: Jasmine Mediterranean Restaurant in Anaheim
    The stuffed grape leaves at Jasmine Mediterranean Restaurant in Anaheim deserve your complete attention. First: These are unapologetically lemony, in a way that says, "Hello! I am not in any way trying to calm myself down for middle-of-the-road taste...