MISSOULA — This week, the Missoula City Council approved a lifetime benefit of up to $40,000 for morbid obesity surgeries — an addition to the city's employee health plan.
CASPER, Wyo. — After two years of decline, adult obesity rates in the Cowboy State increased 3.2 percent, according to a new study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
LOS ANGELES — A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America’s obesity epidemic.
A new study suggests that too little exercise, rather than overeating may be at the root of America’s obesity epidemic.
Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am going to have bariatric surgery. What can I do to make sure that I will be successful after my surgery?
WASHINGTON — In September 1958, a future columnist, then 17, was unpacking as a college freshman when upperclassmen hired by tobacco companies knocked on his dormitory door, distributing free mini-packs of cigarettes. He and many other aspiring sophisticates became smokers. Six years later —…
Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am thinking about working on some weight loss and even considering bariatric surgery, but I’m just not sure. How can I decide?
Montanans aren’t as fat as they were a year ago. But don’t reach for that extra piece of fudge yet.
Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: What advice do you have about how I can stay on track during the holidays?
Big surgical meetings are a study in contrast — meeting rooms filled with staid scientific droning and the carnival-like ruckus of the exhibit hall. You’ve been to conventions — they all seem to have the exhibit hall where busty babes and gel-haired dudes let you know, in a conspiratorial ju…
Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have heard that bariatric surgery can cure diabetes; is that true?
Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have been working on weight loss and have lost about 18 lbs.; now, I seem to have plateaued; what should I do?
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming residents aren't getting any fatter, according to a national study.
You’d have to have a lot of nerve naming your business Billings Last Diet.
Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: My son is overweight and his pediatrician wants him to decrease his “screen” time. What is that and why?
When it comes to choosing the right foods to fuel your body, Shape Up Montana has great tips to help everyone stay on track. Remember, your food choices should always be healthy, nutritious and delicious! Let’s start with the most important meal of the day: breakfast!
Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: Why is belly fat so bad?
The closing of a neighborhood grocery that some residents have been using since they were children is a significant loss to the South Side, according to RiverStone Health chief executive John Felton.
Since launching Shape Up Montana in 2003, more than 46,000 Montanans have participated in the three-month-long team activity program that runs from February to May.
It’s the New Year and across the nation, millions of people are embarking on their journeys down the resolution road (again) -- determined to lose weight and get healthier.
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