Local Groups Help People Lose Weight

MEDFORD, Ore. — One in four Oregonians is overweight or obese. Many are also at risk of diabetes, but may not know it. Two organizations here in Southern Oregon are joining forces to help people get healthy. Jackson Care Connect and the Rogue Valley Family YMCA started a program called “12 Weeks to Healthier New … Continue reading »

Healthwatch: Weight Loss Risks

CNN — Having weight-loss surgery is a big decision, and there can be complications. For Ron Coothran, obesity has been a life long struggle. He tried several diets but balooned to well over 350 pounds. He opted for the “gold standard” in weight loss surgery, the gastric bypass. The surgery itself went well but just … Continue reading »

HEALTHWATCH: Take Off Pounds Sensibly

MEDFORD, Ore. – “Take Off Pounds Sensibly” is a program designed to help people make positive life choices, in order to reach their weight-loss goals. NewsWatch12’s Danielle Craig spoke with Shelia Jones, a program representative, about how health isn’t just about the number on the scale, but how you feel, inside and out.

The Truth about Weight-Loss Supplements

(CONSUMER REPORTS) — Store shelves are packed with weight-loss supplements promising to help you drop pounds, lose inches and burn fat fast. There are tablets and gummies and chewies and capsules containing ingredients like green coffee beans, green tea, raspberry ketones, and garcinia cambogia. A new Consumer Reports survey of about 3,000 Americans shows one … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Avoiding Vacation Weight

(CNN) – Vacations often lead to weight gain.  But, they don’t have to. Health experts says first off, don’t skip breakfast. Instead, make a healthy meal a part of every morning and save the treats for lunch or dinner. When you head out, take some healthy snacks with you so you won’t be tempted by … Continue reading »

Using Smartphone Apps for Weight Loss

MEDFORD, Ore. — If you’re trying to lose weight or get healthy, smartphone apps can help. Rogue Regional Medical Center Clinical Dietitian, Sherri Sexton, has some favorites for tracking calories and getting exercise.  Those include apps Live Strong, My Fitness Pal, and Couch to 5k. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can go use … Continue reading »