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
It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
If you've joined a SparkTeam and want to become an active member of the Team, but aren't sure where to begin, then this guide is for you! We'll explain the SparkTeam basics so you can get the most out of your SparkTeam experience.
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These days, it's not uncommon for people to make decisions that affect their health based on information that they find on the Internet. But can you trust the weight loss advice you find on Internet message boards? When it comes to weight loss, a... Read more
Researchers have been studying what works—and what doesn't—for real, permanent weight loss for years. Various weight-loss interventions (from specialized diets to in-person support groups to educational sessions to weight-loss apps) h... Read more
A question for the resident RD Becky or those that have any insight.
I had open hernia surgery last week to fix three hernias of varying sizes.
I have read (online) that caloric need increase after surgery. My question is by how much?
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I had umbilical hernia surgery last Thursday. I had it done at the Shouldice Hospital in Toronto, Canada. www.shouldice.com/the_shouldice_repair.htm I went there because they fix hernias without using mesh which I didn't want used in my body.
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I am scheduled for knee surgery April 15th and until then, I can't do any exercise or walking. My pain comes and goes even if I am asleep and I can only take pain medication which make me sick most of the time. My motivation is going down hill and I... Read more
I had a hysterectomy in November. I was basically sedentary for a month and 'careful' for weeks after that. Didn't help that all the holidays fell during that time. Now I'm back on track…but none of my old methods seem to work. No matter... Read more
My Shape Shifting SparkTeam includes a Shape Shifter's Daily Diary forum thread, where team members can post daily Challenges, Intentions, Triumphs and Makeovers.http://teams.sparkpeople.com/sha peshift... 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
Obesity and its medical complications are an expensive problem in the United States. Because the costs continue to rise, the government is offering tax incentives to entice people to lose weight. At this time of year when you're thinking about impr... Read more
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