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Obesity and knee pain—how weight-loss surgery can help

Joseph R. McPhee, M.D. | 04/18/2014


If you’re obese and are having trouble with your knees, a small study offers a possible way to reduce your pain—and your weight. Read more



Can weight-loss surgery help cure your diabetes?

James Ku, MD | 04/17/2014


If you’re obese and have diabetes, you may be able to dramatically reduce your diabetes symptoms by having weight-loss surgery. Your disease may even go into remission for good. Read more



Do you know what’s on the new nutrition label?

Jacqui Zimmerman, RD | 03/23/2014


If you do the grocery shopping for your household or are at all concerned about healthy eating, then you’ve undoubtedly found yourself mulling over food labels among the sea of brightly colored packages on the grocery store shelves. Well, just when you thought you were finally getting the hang of it, they may be changing! Read more



What’s all the hype about quinoa?

Jacqui Zimmerman, RD | 03/12/2014


If you follow any health food blogs or have been on Pinterest, you’ve undoubtedly seen something about quinoa. Why all the hype about this grain? For starters, 2013 was dubbed the “International Year of the Quinoa” by The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. And it has some amazing qualities that should make you consider adding it to your diet. Read more



Spice up your holiday menu!

Alexandria Hardy, RDN, LDN | 12/09/2013


Try something different this holiday season. Spice up your menu with the likes of cinnamon, ginger, and sage. Read more







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