Category: Weight Loss

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December 12, 2023

Ozempic: An Expert Answers 5 Common Questions

The diabetes drug is not approved for weight loss, but similar medications are.

Diabetes, Weight Loss

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Overweight women sits on exam table, talking to provider

December 11, 2023

Treating Obesity Is Complicated, But There’s Hope

What we know about this chronic disease has changed. Here’s the latest.

Weight Loss

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October 6, 2023

Eating Earlier in the Day Can Help You Burn Fat More Efficiently

Meal timing matters, but not as much as eating healthy foods in the right proportions.

Nutrition, Weight Loss

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September 5, 2023

Q&A: The Link Between Body Weight and Cancer

Carrying extra body fat increases your cancer risk, but you can take steps to reduce it.

Cancer, Weight Loss

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April 14, 2023

How Much Will Bariatric Surgery Cost?

Ask your insurer these questions if you’re interested in a weight-loss procedure.

Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss

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January 4, 2023

3 Steps to Quit Dieting for Good

Learn how to eat the foods you enjoy and get healthy.

Nutrition, Weight Loss, Wellness

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October 4, 2021

Read This if You’re Concerned About Your Child’s Weight

The messages we give children about bodies can stick with them for a lifetime.

Adolescents, School-Age Children, Weight Loss

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June 28, 2021

5 Tips to Prepare for Life After Weight-Loss Surgery

Start making changes ahead of your surgery to help ensure success.

Weight Loss

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January 14, 2019

My Drink Has How Much Sugar?!

Hidden liquid calories could be affecting your weight.

Health, Weight Loss

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January 7, 2019

What Type of Weight-Loss Surgery Is Right for You?

Sleeve, bypass or switch? Bariatric surgery options demystified.

Weight Loss

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October 13, 2014

Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles t...

A new study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will examine whether adding the amount of walking it takes to burn off the calories in food items will lead consumers to make healthier choices.

Awards, Health, Research, Studies, Weight Loss, Wellness

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A group of elderly people in a waiting room.

August 13, 2014

Many older emergency department patients are malnourished

More than half of emergency department patients age 65 and older who were seen at UNC Hospitals during an 8-week period were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition.

Health, Research, Weight Loss, Wellness

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