Weight Management Topics

Are you at a weight that lets you feel and look your best? If not, it's time to start managing your weight.

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Adult BMI Calculator

Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

Adult Body Mass Tool

Don’t just trust your scale to tell you if you are too heavy. The tool uses not just what you weigh, but also how tall you are. The goal for most people is a score between 18 and 25.

Allergic Reaction: Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Common causes of anaphylaxis are allergies to penicillin, bee stings, aspirin, eggs, peanuts, and nuts. In this video, you'll find out other possible causes, what preventive steps you can take to avoid anaphylaxis, and why emergency treatment is needed.

Allergic Reaction: Angioedema

Angioedema is a skin condition very similar to hives. In hives, raised, red, itchy, irregular bumps appear on the skin. In angioedema, the same thing happens beneath the skin. Instead of being itchy, angioedema is tender or painful. This video offers more details about this condition and how it develops.

Anemia

Anemia means a low level of hemoglobin in the blood. It can be brought on by chronic disease, including inflammatory, infectious, or malignant conditions. This video gives information on the chronic diseases linked to anemia and recommended treatment.

Are Carbs Really the Enemy?

A minute on the lips, forever on the hips holds SOME truth for your favorite carbs like pasta and doughnuts. Believe it or not, the healthiest person you know probably eats a rather high-carb diet—and it's not cause he or she is prepping for a big race. Licensed dietitian Rachel Baer weighs in on carbs.

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a skin inflammation caused by sensitivity to something in the environment. It often runs in families and may occur along with hay fever, asthma, or nasal allergies. This video explores the possible triggers for the condition and who is at risk.

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is when the upper chambers of the heart don’t pump normally. Learn what happens in the heart, and how it can be managed.