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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Bacterial Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a term that refers to inflammation of the lung. Bacterial pneumonia means that the inflammation is caused by a bacterial infection. This video takes a look at the possible causes and recommended treatments.

Childhood Obesity: A Whole Lot of Hurt

As an overweight child, Richard experienced a lot of emotional pain. Although he's battled his weight for much of his life, he insists that "this time, it's worked." This is his story...

Children's BMI Calculator

BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

Children's Body Mass Index

The body mass index is a measure of a person's body fat. In children and teens, the index is used to find out if a child is too thin, too heavy, or at risk of becoming too heavy.

Chronic Pancreatitis

Chronic pancreatitis is a persistent inflammation of the pancreas, the gland that secretes digestive enzymes and the hormones insulin and glucagon. Alcohol abuse is the most common cause of this condition. This video discusses how this condition develops and what treatment your doctor may recommend.

Determining Body Mass Index for Teens

Although it is not a perfect measure, BMI gives a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your teen's body is made up of fat.

Detoxes: Hyper Successful or Just Plain Old Hype?

Cookies, roasts, pies—oh my! Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back on the straight and narrow—and that means detoxing. Or does it? Licensed dietitian Rachel Baer explains the good, the bad, and the ugly of the much-hyped detoxing.

Diet Quiz

At any given time, millions of people in the U.S. are trying to lose weight. They spend billions of dollars each year on weight-loss products and services. Learn more about diets and weight loss by taking this quiz.

Don't Shop When You're Hungry: If You’re Thinking, 'No, Duh,' Read On

It may seem obvious: you shouldn’t grocery shop when you’re hungry. But new research out of Cornell University reveals there’s a little bit more to the story than meets the eye. Dr. Martin breaks down the findings in this week’s Friday Flyer.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that affects thousands of adults and children. A seizure is when the brain has a burst of abnormal electrical signals over a short period of time. These signals cause the body and brain to react in certain ways. This video discusses the causes of epilepsy and what treatments are available.