Why You Should Come Out to Your Doctor

Why You Should Come Out to Your Doctor

Tags: HIV, LGBT, mental health, overweight, STDs

If you are like most members of the LGBT community, it’s likely you haven’t told your physician. But there are compelling reasons why you should tell your healthcare provider if you are LGBT.

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

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

Tags: diabetes, fat, good fat, heart attack, infographic, obesity, overweight, stroke

Think you know the color of human body fat by looking at cuts of meat? Think again. Our body fat is different from that of a cow or a pig. Explore the different colors, what they mean, and which kind to avoid at all costs.

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Obese Children Have Greater Risk for Adult Heart Disease

Tags: health screenings, healthy weight, heart disease, obese children, overweight

For many people, obesity starts developing in early childhood, when good dietary and exercise habits are neglected. It's important for parents to know there's long-term danger in their children being overweight or obese.

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If You Lose Weight, You Can Lose Joint Pain Too

Tags: arthritis, corticosteroid injections, exercise, joint pain, osteoarthritis, overweight, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), water aerobics

If you have weight-induced joint pain, losing pounds and taking stress off your joints may ease your symptoms. While your body can’t reverse arthritis, losing weight can help arthritic joints feel better and prevent further damage. Learn more.

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U.S. Waistlines Keep Getting Larger

Tags: BMI, diabetes, healthy diet, obesity, overweight, weight gain, weight loss

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.

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Active Gaming May Help Your Child Lose Weight

Tags: childhood obesity, electronics, obesity, overweight, parenting, video games

A recent study found that playing active video games, as part of a weight-management program, encourages overweight children to get more active and may help them to lose more weight.

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Erectile Dysfunction: Waist Size Matters (Infographic)

Tags: ED, erectile dysfunction, erection, health hub number, infographic, overweight, sex, sexual dysfunction

When it comes to erectile dysfunction, a man's weight -- and his waist size -- may put him more at risk. One study found that men who have a waist size larger than 40 inches are more likely to have erectile dysfunction.

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5 Ways to Boost Breast Health

Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer awareness 2013, breast health, healthy weight, overweight

In the United States, about one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point. Here are five ways to reduce your risk – while boosting your overall health.

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Tips to Avoid the ‘Freshman 15’ (Video)

Tags: college, diet, nutrition, overweight, weight gain

The tradition of putting on several extra pounds freshman year is one no one wants to keep. Dietitian Laura Jeffers talks about ways to avoid the ‘Freshman 15’ trap.

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Bigger Belly? Bigger Problems

Tags: cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, healthy diet, obesity, overweight

A big belly may lead to serious health problems. People with excessive belly fat are at greater risk of heart disease and cancer than those who carry fat in other areas of their body, says a new study.