Obesity can have a significant effect on quality of life. For some individuals, weight loss surgery may be the solution to improve their health and overall well-being. St. Peter’s Health Partners will hold a free educational seminar, titled “Weight Loss Surgery: Take the First Step.” [...]
It is a story that is familiar to anyone who follows the news – the number of American children who are overweight or obese is skyrocketing. Even more frightening is that Type 2 diabetes – historically found in adults – is increasingly being discovered in young adults and adolescents.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently reported in a new study that overweight, obese, and normal weight boys all experience different rates of puberty. Dr. Tenenbaum from St. Peter's Family Health Center explains why. [...]