Gender Disparity: Bariatric Surgery Much Less Common in Men

A recent study published in the March 2015 edition of the Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques found that men are far less likely to undergo bariatric surgery than women. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a number of factors, including culture, socioeconomic status and demographics, contribute … Read more

Healthy Protein Cheesecake Recipe

It’s very easy to think that protein and baked goods do not mix. However, you can have your cake and your protein at the same time with this health, protein cheesecake recipe. Protein powder and low-fat dairy products can create a delicious and healthy dessert that will leave you forgetting about the local bakery. Regular … Read more

Know the Warning Signs: 5 Signs You Should be Consuming More Protein

Protein is important to your health. If you do not consume enough protein, your body suffers. Proteins are the body’s main building blocks. They are important in making skin, muscles, organs and tendons. Proteins are also necessary in making neurotransmitters, enzymes, neurotransmitters and more. Without protein, your life would simply not be the same. Here … Read more

Walk to a Healthier You!

Today is the 9th annual National Walking Day. For the past 9 years the American Heart Association has claimed the first Wednesday in April as National Walking Day. National Walking Day was created by the American Heart Association’s “My Heart, My Life” initiative to push Americans to adopt a healthier lifestyle. These are some of … Read more

Shutdown, Slim Down: Weight, Sleep and Stress

Answer this question: when was the last time you got a good night’s sleep? Not sure? Would you be surprised to know that many Americans exist in a state of chronic sleep deprivation? According to Dr. Priyanka Yadav, a sleep medicine specialist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center, “An estimated one-third … Read more