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.

Displaying 51-60 of 82

Healthy Living

Overcoming Gender Identity Harassment

Gay and lesbian teens are often targets of bullying, harassment, and aggression. Anti-gay bullying can range from verbal abuse, such as name-calling, to life-threatening physical assault. Here's what you need to know.

Overview of Obesity

Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person’s health. Learn about obesity causes and obesity health effects.

Prediabetes

Prediabetes means your blood sugar level is above normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Prediabetes increases the risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The good news is, with healthy lifestyle changes, you can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Take action; watch this video to find out more about what you can do.

Pressure Injury

A pressure injury is a sore that results from the death of the skin and its underlying tissue in areas of the body that receive pressure. This occurs when a patient sits or lies still for long periods. This video describes how pressure injuries develop, what treatment is available, and how they can be prevented.

Preventing Obesity in Children, Teens, and Adults

The longer a person is obese, the more he or she is at risk for problems. Many chronic diseases are linked with obesity. And obesity is hard to treat. Because of these reasons, prevention is very important.

Quick Tips to Cut Calories During the Holidays

Admit it: your favorite thing about December is the pumpkin spiced latte. Problem is those amazing holiday drinks pack a pretty big caloric punch. Here are a few tips on how to shave a couple hundred calories a week off your December diet.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease of the joints, most often affecting the hand, wrist, foot, and knee. The joints become inflamed; over time, this inflammation can lead to joint damage, chronic pain, and loss of function. This video offers a detailed look at RA and how it develops.

Ringworm

Ringworm is a general term used to describe a very common type of skin infection. It is not caused by a worm at all, but by a fungus. In this video, you'll learn more about the fungus that causes ringworm and what steps you can take to prevent the infection.

Staying on Track with Your Weight-Loss Plan

Make food changes you can stick with long-term. Think about meals in advance, so you can shop, prepare, and package food for easy access.

Thanksgiving Calories? There's an App for That

Technology has ushered in the Quantified Self, a movement that encourages users to track everything from REM sleep patterns to Thanksgiving calories. Can smartphone apps actually make us healthier? Dr. Martin weighs in.