Beyond BMI: A Better Tool to Measure Your Health

If you’ve been to a doctor, looked at medical websites or watched a daytime talk show, you’ve probably heard the three magic letters BMI. BMI, or body mass index, is the most basic tool doctors use to check your body composition and predict your risk of disease. There are plenty of online BMI calculators that … Read More

Lose the Weight, Lose the Pain

Chronic knee pain? Thinking that joint replacement surgery might be in your future? If you’re also overweight, losing a few pounds might relieve your knee pain and help you avoid surgery, says Wael Barsoum, MD, Vice Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute. Dr. Barsoum says each pound of extra weight … Read More