Why Obesity Rates Are Rising

An estimated one in every three adults and one in every six children are obese. The number is especially alarming because obesity can lead to many serious health problems, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  Bariatric surgeon Stacy Brethauer, MD, expects the obesity epidemic will get worse before it improves. “The numbers continue to increase, especially among children … Read More

Women and Heart Disease

Heart disease is the Number 1 killer of women over age 25 in the United States, regardless of race or ethnicity. The death rate from cardiovascular diseases has decreased among men, but continues to increase in women. 1 in 4 women have some form of cardiovascular disease and 1 in 3 American women dies from … Read More

Too Little and Too Much Vitamin D

Vitamin D.  You don’t want to be without it.  Vitamin D helps the body build bones.  A vitamin D deficiency can lead to rickets, a once common skeletal disease.  It may even be associated with some other medical conditions — like heart disease. But right now, that’s a big “maybe”. In fact, too much vitamin … Read More