What You Should Know About Swelling in Your Legs

If you notice swelling in your feet or legs, you should definitely tell your primary care doctor, says Cleveland Clinic Vascular Medicine specialist Leslie Gilbert, MD. Swelling, or edema, can be caused by many things and it’s important to try to understand what is causing it. “If people see any redness, blistering or swelling in … Read More

Do You Want to Lose Weight? Learn to Relax

One way to fight excess weight may surprise you. Besides clocking in time with a tread mill, it turns out we also need to do the opposite: learn to relax. Experts say managing stress effectively doesn’t only help with weight loss, but it makes us healthier overall. According to Mladen Golubic, MD, PhD, Medical Director … Read More

Are You Vegetarian-Curious? Try Meatless Mondays

If you’d like to cut down or eliminate or your consumption of meat, but you’re not sure how to get started, try what many dietitians recommend as a first step: Meatless Mondays. What are Meatless Mondays? As the name implies, it means refraining from eating meat one day a week — on Mondays.  Meatless Mondays is a public health … Read More

7 Bariatric Surgery Benefits Besides Helping You Lose Weight

You’d probably eat less if you felt full after eating a small amount of food. That’s exactly what bariatric surgery does and why it helps people lose weight. Bariatric surgery enhances weight loss in obese people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss attempts. Bariatric surgery reduces the stomach’s storage capacity, which … Read More

Do You Know the Color of Body Fat? (Infographic)

Body fat gets a bad rap, but you’d die without it. Body fat stores crucial energy. It provides insulation. It protects your organs. It even helps hold your cells together. But too much of a good thing can be fatal. Explore this field guide to human body fat. Discover the different colors and what they mean. … Read More

The Best Day of the Week to Weigh Yourself

If your goal is to lose weight in 2015, make sure you weigh yourself on Wednesdays. That’s the day when your weight is the least likely to fluctuate, making week-to-week comparisons more accurate and ultimately helping to spur weight-loss success, researchers have found. In a recent study, researchers at Finland’s Tampere University of Technology weighed 40 overweight adults … Read More

U.S. Waistlines Keep Getting Larger

The number of U.S. men and women with the kind of obesity that settles around the waist – which can indicate a greater risk of ailments such as diabetes and heart disease – has risen sharply over the last 12 years, a recent study says. The study, conducted by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control … Read More

10 Holiday Survival Tips If You Have Diabetes

Some of my patients with diabetes ask me what’s the big deal if their blood sugar levels go up a little or they gain a few pounds over the holidays. They say they can always lose the weight afterward and get their sugar levels under control. To an extent, that could be true. If you’re … Read More