Obesity Archives

Humana, Weight Watchers join to help Arizonans

Weight-loss surgery - Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

With levels of obesity and its health-related impacts continuing to rise in the U.S., employers are facing a fast-growing threat to productivity and employee health. Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, and Weight Watchers International, Inc., the world’s leading provider of weight management services, announced they have teamed up to help Arizona… Read More →

TGen identifies genes linked to unhealthy liver function


A groundbreaking study of nearly 2,300 extremely obese diabetes patients, led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has identified genes associated with unhealthy liver function. This is believed to be the nation’s first large-scale genome-wide association study in overweight patients with diabetes. Results of the study, done in conjunction with the Geisinger Health System,… Read More →

Paradise Valley Hospital to Treat Obesity

big belly of a fat man and measuring tape isolated on white

Obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges we face today.  According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health, more than 64 percent of adults in Arizona are overweight, with 24 percent suffering from obesity.  In Maricopa County alone, about 200,000 individuals suffer from Severe Obesity. Last month, the American Medical… Read More →