Tag: weight management

Roundup: ‘Maintain, Don’t Gain’ Challenge Offered for...

'Tis the season many Americans gain weight - anywhere between 1 and 5 pounds on average - say experts.

November 11, 2016

Never Too Early: 5 Tips to Avoid...

Your current weight may be the lightest you’ll be for the remainder of the year, according to a new study...

October 19, 2016

10 Tips for Portion Control & Weight...

Fortunately, portion control, weight-loss and good nutrition are key steps to reducing the health risks associated with excess weight.

August 25, 2016

Roundup: 300% Hike in Diabetes Worldwide, U.N....

In 2014, 8.5 percent of adults (422 million) in the world had diabetes, up from 4.7 percent or 108 million...

April 8, 2016

Risks of Common Heartburn Meds

Studies have shown that PPIs may increase the risk for a variety of problems, including bone fractures, infections, kidney disease...

February 8, 2016

Figuring Your Ideal Weight

A BMI “body mass index” quickly configures a status number (18.5-24.9 considered “normal”) using your height and weight. But a...

January 14, 2016

New U.S. Guidelines: ‘Added Sugars’ Less Than...

For the first time, the U.S. government provides a limit to the amount of added sugar that should be consumed...

January 7, 2016

Fitness Goals: Focus on Behaviors, Not Weight

If your goal is to reach and maintain a healthy weight, assess the following behaviors to determine if you should...

December 10, 2015

News Roundup: Obesity Rates Still Rising; Holiday...

Obesity rates are still on the rise despite widespread campaigns to raise awareness of the higher risk for heart disease...

November 13, 2015

Watch Now: Late Bedtimes Linked to Weight...

If you’re hoping to avoid weight gain, here’s one fattening recipe to skip: a late bedtime. Teen and adults with...

October 13, 2015

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Americans are increasingly following guidelines for colorectal cancer screenings, but that’s not the case for women who should get checked for breast and cervical cancers....

Thyroid Cancer on the Rise

The number of thyroid cancer cases diagnosed over the last 40 years has tripled and continues to increase 3 percent each year, making it one...

The Boutique at Miami Cancer Institute...

When Sandy Edie, age 65, was nearing completion of radiation and chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer, she started researching where to be fitted with a...

Virtual Zoo Field Trip at Miami...

For a child, battling cancer is hard work. Chemotherapy often takes a toll on them, with fatigue, nausea and hair loss among the side effects....

‘Health Equity’ is Goal for Minority...

Health equity is when every individual has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....

Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise...

A concerning new byproduct of the obesity epidemic among children and teenagers is the relatively new rise of type 2 diabetes among school-age kids, according...

Roundup: Parental Smoking Linked to Higher...

Previous studies have already looked at the dangers of secondhand smoke to growing children, but new research adds another level of concern. Parents who smoke...

Being ‘Double-Jointed’ Can Be a Pain...

When a child or adolescent experiencing chronic joint pain or dislocations visits Roger Saldana, M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine...

Lower Back Pain: When to See...

Have you experienced pain in the lower portion of your spine? You are not alone. About 80 percent of adult Americans will have lower back...

U.S. Panel Now Says ‘PSA’ Prostate...

Men ages 55 to 69 should seek their doctor's advice on the likelihood that the PSA test can detect prostate cancer, the panel of experts...