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obesity

Patient Story

‘Wait, who is that person?’

Diet, exercise, bariatric surgery and a new mindset have pointed a Michigan dad to a healthier future.

Keep it simple, sipper

Steer clear of drinks laden with sugars, flavoring, artificial sweeteners and color. A glass of water will always win.

Attack of the dad bod

If the world is warming to that chubby, cuddly look, is that such a bad thing? Not if you've improved from yesteryear.

An obesity-malnutrition link?

A diet heavy in unhealthy foods can quickly lead to serious problems involving malnutrition.

Malnutrition—spot the signs

By recognizing subtle problems early on, you can help avoid the development of more serious complications.  

Patient Story

‘You just have to do it’

When Matt Bailey's weight caused a boat to almost sink, he flooded his life with change. He's since lost 140 pounds and gained confidence.

Could antibiotics spur childhood obesity?

Changes in the gut microbiome might alter the way a developing body stores and burns calories, leading to long-term weight problems.

Patient Story

‘Everything was kind of junk’

Bariatric buddies lose more than 230 pounds between them.

Fountain of youth—is it skim milk?

Those who drink higher-fat milk may have skimpier telomeres, a telltale sign of worsening age.

Top 10 reasons to exercise 30 minutes today

Want to break out of your sedentary rut? Check out these tips from a preventive cardiologist.

Lose weight, save money

A computer algorithm finds you'll save thousands of dollars over your lifetime by reaching a healthy weight.

Patient Story

‘And so I kept living’

Sara Riemersma overdosed on pain medication. Spectrum Health saved her life. As a paramedic, she's now paying it forward, saving other lives.