Bariatric Surgery Risk Calculator
Obesity is a national health problem that causes significant illness and disability. A new method for determining the risk for complications from bariatric surgery may steer more physicians and patients towards considering it as an option.
Pine Tree Bark is as Big as its Bite
As many as 35 million adults in the U.S. may suffer with metabolic syndrome-- a group of risk factors including high blood pressure, obesity and high blood glucose levels.
Trim Belly Fat to Remember More?
Older people with metabolic syndrome may be higher risk of memory loss, according to a new study from the French National Institute of Health Research.
Belt with a Death-Grip
A new study finds that residents of the nation's so-called stroke belt (southeastern states) also have higher-than-average deaths from heart failure.
Genetic or Just Plain Unhealthy?
Genetics can be blamed for some of the more severe cases of childhood obesity. However, new research shows that many children are obese simply because of their lifestyles.
Living Longer, but Not Healthier
Researchers have found an increase over the past 10 years in hypertension among older Mexican-Americans living in the Southwest region of the United States.