| Feb 8, 2010
So how much good will it do if you get more exercise, consume less salt, ramp up on potassium, eat the DASH way, give up smoking, take up meditation? Does it all add up to some impressive total that will knock your doctor's socks off the next check-up...
| Feb 23, 2010
Women have long been told that gaining weight before becoming pregnant or being overweight at the start of pregnancy puts them at higher risk for gestational diabetes. But a new study finds that the first trimester is the most crucial time for weight gain...
| Feb 28, 2010
"Too wide for the sky?"
With that angry Twitter post and a slew of unprintable other tweets and blog posts, indie film director Kevin Smith earlier this month renewed a big, fat controversy over how airlines should handle passengers who can't squeeze...
| Dec 6, 2010
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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...
| Dec 19, 2010
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...
| Dec 20, 2010
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...
| Apr 17, 2011
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Hey, what is your BMI? If that's a number you'd rather not share -- if, in fact, you can't help thinking there must be something wrong with the BMI calculator -- I feel your pain. And although I can't fix the calculator, I can tell you there's a growing...
| Mar 18, 2011
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Like a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...
| May 15, 2011
Most people do not know the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at each of the forms the disease may take.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune process in which the immune...
| May 15, 2011
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you can help in the fight to avoid complications like heart problems, nerve pain and neuropathy, and foot problems. Here’s what you can do right now:
Lose weight. About 80% to 90% of people with Type 2...
| May 15, 2011
No group is immune to the threat of diabetes. But some groups have higher incidence of the disease than others. In the United States, the highest rates of diabetes appear to be among people of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander descent. In 2007, more...