Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier
WebMD

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started
My Medicine
WebMD

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion
    WebMD

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community
    WebMD

    Community

    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Weight Loss Surgery Health Center

News and Features Related to Weight Loss Surgery

  1. The 5 Things You Need in a Weight Loss Program

    Feb. 11, 2016 -- About 1 in 4 Americans are trying to shed some serious pounds. But exploring the world of weight loss programs can be tricky. Digital and print ads bombard us with claims promising success and messages that sound too good to be true, leaving some doctors scratching their heads. So h

    Read Full Article
  2. Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Some Lives

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and even older people seem to gain a survival boost from gastric bypass surgery -- good news for obese older folks who may wonder if the weight-loss surgery is worth the risk, a new study suggests. However,

    Read Full Article
  3. Vacation Weight Gain Can Mean 'Creeping Obesity'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Feb. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Along with souvenirs, there's a good chance you'll return from your vacation with some extra weight, new research suggests. The study looked at 122 American adults, aged 18 to 65, who went on vacations ranging from one to t

    Read Full Article
  4. 'Obese' May Not Always Equal Unhealthy: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese Americans might be perfectly healthy when it comes to blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels -- while many thin folks may not be the picture of good health, a new study contends. Using a

    Read Full Article
  5. Obesity Surgery and Mental Health Disorders

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people having surgery for severe obesity also have mental health conditions, particularly depression and binge-eating disorder, a new review finds. The analysis of 68 studies found that almost one-quarter of obesity sur

    Read Full Article
  6. Side Effects From One Weight-Loss Surgery Method

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While most people who undergo a type of weight-loss surgery say their well-being has improved, high rates of side effects and hospitalization are also reported, a new study finds. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery reduces

    Read Full Article
  7. Weight-Loss Surgery's Impact on Vitamin D Levels

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery is associated with low vitamin D levels, but new research suggests seasonal changes in sun exposure may play a role in this complication. A Johns Hopkins study involving more than 930,000 patien

    Read Full Article
  8. Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Risk of These

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery can reduce the risk of heart attack, type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related health problems, a new study says. "Bariatric surgery is safe and produces unrivaled health benefits that are life-changin

    Read Full Article
  9. Possible Weight-Loss Tool: Blocking Stomach Artery

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A technique already used in the emergency room may have new potential as a minimally invasive treatment for morbid obesity, preliminary findings suggest. The procedure, called gastric artery embolization, is usually employed

    Read Full Article
  10. Adult Obesity in U.S. Rising, Youth Rates Steady

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although obesity rates continued to climb among U.S. adults over the past decade, they stabilized for children and teens, federal health officials reported Thursday. More than 36 percent of adults and 17 percent of Ame

    Read Full Article
Displaying 1 - 10 of 350 Articles Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next >>

Today on WebMD

mid section view of a woman measuring her waist
Procedures to choose from.
stomach
What to expect.
 
Doctor Examining Male Patient With Hip Pain
Common questions answered.
Woman weighing self after drinking water
Get the facts.
 
calculate your bmi
Tool
Healthy woman eating for a healthy lifestyle
Quiz
 
Obesity What Does It Mean
Article
clams
Quiz
 
Types Of Weight Loss Surgery
Article
woman eating apple
Article
 
BHC Eating and Nutrition Healthcheck
Tool
Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss
Article