Health and Health Care

‘Salt-Shaming,’ ‘Food Police,’ and Other Ways We Talk About Food Policy

By | December 1st, 2015|Health and Health Care|

Today in New York City, a policy that requires certain kinds of restaurants to list salt warnings on their menus takes effect. Here's what happened, why it's important, and why 'food police' is an absurd phrase.

3 Important Things to Know About Heart Failure

By | October 13th, 2015|Health and Health Care|

Heart failure affects one in 40 Americans - are you one of them? Learn about the condition, how to spot it, and how to live healthily with it!

A Day With HIV: How His Mother Learned His Diagnosis

By | September 22nd, 2015|Health and Health Care|

One man tells his story of how his mother uncovered the truth about his HIV positive diagnosis.

Supermarkets, The Projects, and What We ‘Deserve’

By | September 8th, 2015|Health and Health Care, Social Construct|

A community struggles to feed itself healthily, and the public blames them for it. I think it's more complicated than that. Here's why.

Tennessee Woman Diagnosed with “Ghetto Booty”

By | February 25th, 2015|Health and Health Care, Health News|

Primary care physician diagnoses woman with "ghetto booty." I lose my marbles.

Revered Obesity Expert: “Obese Children Should Be Removed From Homes”

By | December 18th, 2014|Health and Health Care|

"...removal from the home may be justifiable... because of ...the parents' chronic failure to address medical problems,"

Doctors, Bedside Manner, and Weight: Fat Prejudice in Health Care

By | October 3rd, 2014|Health and Health Care|

Real stories of doctors passing judgment on their patients, overlooking real issues and harping on weight instead.

Tempestt Bledsoe, Brandy, Tatyana Ali “Go Naked” In Skin Cancer Ad

By | September 16th, 2014|Body Image, Health and Health Care, Social Construct|

Celebrities and well-known women "go naked" to encourage sunscreen use.

Should Obesity Officially Be Classified As a Disease?

By | June 24th, 2014|Health and Health Care|

If obesity becomes a disease, how does this affect our daily interactions with people who may be obese?

Is Race A Factor In Obesity Counseling? Is Water Wet?

By | June 24th, 2014|Health and Health Care, Health News, Recipes|

Study shows trend of both white AND black doctors avoiding the topic of weight with obese Black patients..

Weight Loss Surgery Performed on Youngest Patient Ever

By | May 2nd, 2014|Health and Health Care, Health On The Small Screen|

Saudi Arabian child is the youngest to receive weight loss surgery, and we discuss the future of weight management for children.

Top 10 Reasons Why the BMI is Trash

By | March 27th, 2014|#ScaleFreeSummer, Body Image, Health and Health Care, The Fitness Files|

Ten...or fourteen...reasons why the BMI is absolute trash.

Normal Weight Obesity: Another Medical Scam?

By | December 9th, 2013|Health and Health Care|

Is the term "normal weight obesity" sensible? Or is it a scam?

When Everyone’s Bought and Paid For, Who Do You Trust?

By | December 2nd, 2013|Health and Health Care|

If a doctor or a dietician doesn't have access to the information, how can they be trusted to guide you in the right direction?

From Bypass To Bulimia?

By | July 25th, 2013|Health and Health Care|

Weight loss surgery resulting in the development of an eating disorder?

Teen Girls, Weight Loss Surgery, Body Image and Class Distinctions

By | July 23rd, 2013|Body Image, Health and Health Care, Health News|

A story of a teen girl who received multiple weight loss surgeries, and a reported rise in the practice.

200lb 3rd Grader Put In Foster Care Because Of His Weight

By | May 13th, 2013|Health and Health Care|

"...the county removed the child because caseworkers saw his mother's inability to reduce his weight as medical neglect.

Study: “There Are Good Foods And Bad Foods”

By | April 12th, 2013|Health and Health Care, The "Study" Guide|

"The notion that it’s O.K. to eat everything in moderation is just an excuse to eat whatever you want."

Does Your Doctor’s Weight Play A Part In Their Weight Loss Advice?

By | December 17th, 2012|Health and Health Care|

Are overweight doctors less likely to advise their patients on weight loss solutions?

The Effect Of Excess Sugar On Children’s Teeth

By | September 26th, 2012|Health and Health Care|

Inside the mouth of a child who has drunk far too much juice.