| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administrationapproved a new drug Wednesday to help people battle chronic obesity.
Used in conjuction with a healthy diet and exercise, the drug Belviq will help people lose weight by activating a receptor in the brain that will...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The Y of Central Maryland is expanding a childhood obesity program with a $280,000 grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.
The two year grant from the region’s largest health insurer, will allow the Y of Central Maryland extend its Fit N Fun...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:30 AM
As physicians who treat overweight children in Maryland daily, we strongly support the views expressed by Horizon Foundation CEO Nikki Highsmith Vernick in her recent commentary on childhood obesity ("A healthier way to snack," May 15). We urge parents to...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Taylor DesRosiers was a competitive swimmer throughout her life, always fit. But in her first year of medical school, she realized that had changed — she was at an unhealthy weight.
The rigors of her education had piled on top of two rough years in...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 1:36 PM
Sabrina Oliver looked forward to good schools and safer streets when she moved her family from her crime-ridden and trash-strewn West Baltimore neighborhood to the suburbs, but was surprised to discover another benefit as well — a dramatic...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 7:43 AM
Many cancer patients end treatment underweight. Post-treatment breast cancer patients, however, often end up overweight. This can sometimes be attributed to medications such as steroids or chemotherapy. Or the patient is overweight to begin with. Losing...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 9:22 AM
If you're overweight and trying to lose pounds you may not get help from your doctor if he is overweight too, according to new research.
According to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, physicians with a...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Sharlene Fair had tried for years to lose weight, but nothing seemed to work until she found her answer after breathing into a tube at her local gym.
It was an irritating 10 minutes of breathing, but one that Fair said ultimately helped her drop what she...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:21 AM
If the news last month that the prevalence of obesity among American preschoolers had plunged 43 percent in a decade sounded too good to be true, that's because it probably was, researchers say.
When the study was published in late February in the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:25 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Giving children active video games to play while they follow a weight management program boosts their moderate and vigorous activity levels, according to a new study.
Kids who played the active video games also lost more...
| Mar 13, 2014
When I was a little girl, my favorite dolls came from Mattel and had wildly inhuman proportions. To me, they were magical and special and didn't look the least bit strange. But once, probably when I was making a Christmas wish list, my mother let her...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Obesity is probably a factor in some of the almost 22,000 new diagnoses of ovarian cancer that will be handed out this year to American women, a new study says. The finding adds ovarian cancer, the deadliest of the gynecological malignancies, to a growing...