Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S... Read more
Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
Has anybody had ACDF surgery? I'm scheduled to have two levels, c6 and c7. I'm wondering how long before I'll be able to take a shower and wash my hair? I'm more concerned about that than pain or recovery time. Lol!... Read more
Hey everyone I am looking for input. I have a coworker who had a fitbit flex and she said it would track steps when she was typing at work? Does anyone have this problem. I am on my feet a ton at work but I also carry a laptop around and type a lot.... Read more
I am in need of some advice on how to get started losing this weight I have put on. I have been dealing with some very bad chronic back pain for years now and I've been putting on weight. I just had back surgery and can only walk an... Read more
Address the poly-systemic nature of obesity+related disease thru the following detox protocols:* Eat BLOOD TYPE compatible foods and scrub LECTINS that turn on genetic markers for obesity+premature aging* Integrate the Systemic Candidiasis Cleanse... Read more
Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt... Read more
Last week I spent time in the hospital with my father-in-law after he had fallen on Easter and had to be admitted due to a fractured arm which for many of us would have required surgery but because of his age and surgical risk, his orthopedic surgeon... Read more
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