Wellness

After assisting in bariatric surgeries, O.R. nurse chooses it for herself

After assisting in bariatric surgeries, O.R. nurse chooses it for herself to lose weight

It wasn’t long into her tenure as an operating room nurse that Mandy Pate, R.N., realized the same type of bariatric surgery she helped...
Just a few minutes of light intensity exercise may help you live longer

Just a few minutes of light intensity exercise may help you live longer

Clocking up just a few minutes at a time of any level of physical activity, including of light intensity, is linked to a lower...
A good night’s sleep feels like winning the lottery

A good night’s sleep feels like winning the lottery

Working on getting a better night’s sleep can lead to optimal physical and mental well-being over time—but quality of sleep is more important than...
Prepackaged meals can help you lose weight

Prepackaged meals can help you lose weight

Increased portion sizes in Americans’ diets is widely recognized as a contributor to the obesity epidemic. Now new research published in Obesity examines the effect...
Busting 5 common myths about FDA and women's health

Busting 5 common myths about FDA and women’s health

As a doctor and medical school professor, I have seen firsthand that men and women experience the same health problems in different ways. Physical factors...
Increased exercise leads to stronger bones in just weeks

Increased exercise leads to stronger bones in just weeks

Bones adapt to increasing volumes of exercise, becoming larger and stronger in a very short period of time, a study led by Nottingham Trent...
This time of day may be riskiest for overeating

This time of day may be riskiest for overeating

People who are overweight may be at higher risk for overeating in the evening hours, especially when experiencing stress, a new study suggests. The experiments...
What you should know about healthy weight

What you should know about healthy weight

Being overweight or obese increases your risk for many diseases and conditions. The more you weigh, the more likely you are to suffer from heart...
How diet can impact headaches

How diet can impact headaches

There are two different approaches to preventing headaches with diet. The first approach would be an elimination diet that avoids foods and beverages known to...
Strength training Easy way to live longer and better

Strength training: Easy way to live longer and better

Regular physical activity promotes general good health, reduces the risk of developing many diseases, and helps you live a longer and healthier life. For many...