Tag: obesity

Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: The Physical, Social...

The U.S. obesity prevalence was already approaching an alarming 45 percent of the population before the COVID pandemic. That rate...

November 12, 2021

Obesity & Bariatric Surgery

More than one-third of American adults are considered obese. It’s not just about being overweight. Obesity is linked to the...

November 10, 2021

Inspired by the Olympics? Here are Top...

There are well-proven motivating factors that can help you stay on track, or get you started on a program long...

July 27, 2021

How Gut Bacteria Affects Many Aspects of...

Most people don’t realize they share their bodies with trillions of bacteria, fungi and other microbes. The majority of these...

July 12, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Hospitalizations Linked to Being Obese...

CDC: Vast Majority of People Hospitalized for COVID-19 Were Obese or Overweight A significant majority of people who have been...

March 12, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Those with Antibodies Show ‘Substantial...

NIH Study: Those Who Test Positive for COVID Antibodies Appear to have ‘Substantial Immunity’ People who test positive for COVID-19...

March 5, 2021

Your BMI and What to Make of...

Weight management has become even more important in the era of COVID-19, as studies have indicated that obesity, or just...

September 15, 2020

COVID-19 Roundup: First Case of Re-Infection; Severe...

World’s First Case of COVID-19 Re-Infection Showed Immune Response, Experts Say The first confirmed case of someone being infected twice...

August 28, 2020

COVID-19 Roundup: Risks Higher in Patients with...

Diabetes, High BMI and Older Age Put COVID-19 Patients at Higher Risk of Death, New Study Finds Complications from diabetes,...

June 5, 2020

Coronavirus Roundup: COVID-19’s Neurological Symptoms; Obesity as...

Headaches and More Serious Neurological Issues Seen in Some COVID-19 Cases, Study Finds New research, which was published in the...

April 17, 2020

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Omicron Wave Woes: COVID-19 in 2022

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