Motivation and Pokemon GO


Could Pokemon GO, Ingress, and other games that encourage wandering around at night, become just another problem for society to solve?

Crisply Current — Pokemon GO


Despite its downsides, Pokemon GO is a video game that encourages moving. You have to actually walk to play. If a game can inspire people to become more fit, why not?

The Third Bariatric Surgery Roundup


Bariatric surgery has an encouraging long-term success rate, but submitting to this procedure brings a lifetime of adjustments and compromises.

Mindfulness — Who Benefits?


Physical pain brings temporary emotional distress, but parents who “fix” this pain by buying ice cream do their children no favors.

Mindfulness Background


Patients who are obese because of emotional problems have a million triggers to deal with on a daily basis, soothing their discomfort by eating.

Another Teen Surgery Compendium


Bariatric surgery is the only obesity treatment that has resulted in significant long-term weight loss, but there is a 20%-30% failure rate for teen weight-loss surgery.

The Unending Quest for More Research


Unfortunate misunderstandings were fostered by bureaucrats, news reporters and editors when the President spoke about the obesity epidemic.

Hoax or Honest Mistake, Reportage Gave False Hope


The increase in obesity rates had slowed down since 2005, but decelerated growth is hardly the same as a decrease, despite some studies and claims.

Many Aspects of Bariatric Surgery for Teens


Over the past few years, the idea of performing irreversible, life-altering surgery on young people has become normalized.

Triggers and Limits


Problem-food triggers are everywhere — stores, fast-food restaurants, food trucks, vending machines. The only solution is to make yourself a promise and keep it.

Childhood Obesity News | OVERWEIGHT: What Kids Say | Dr. Robert A. Pretlow
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