Tag: obesity

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Pregnancy and Weight: Why It Matters Pregnancy and Weight: Why It Matters Patient Care

Pregnancy and Weight: Why It Matters

  • By Sydney Burrows
  • Jun. 11, 2024
If you’re pregnant or considering having a baby, you likely have a long list of questions. Weight gain and loss might be on that list—and it should be, according to UR Medicine Obstetrics & ...
Can You Refuse to be Weighed at the Doctor? Can You Refuse to be Weighed at the Doctor? Patient Care

Can You Refuse to be Weighed at the Doctor?

  • By Holly Russell, MD
  • Mar. 12, 2024
As a physician, I can’t ignore the lack of scientific evidence supporting routine weigh-ins. There’s no clear evidence that they improve a patient’s health, and guidance on a thoughtful approach to ...
PCOS: So Common, and Commonly Misunderstood PCOS: So Common, and Commonly Misunderstood Patient Care

PCOS: So Common, and Commonly Misunderstood

  • By URMC Communications
  • Feb. 19, 2024
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common but very misunderstood condition; for starters, there are no "cysts" in the ovaries of patients who suffer from it. We're here to clear up this and other ...
Is BMI Accurate? New Evidence Says No Is BMI Accurate? New Evidence Says No Patient Care

Is BMI Accurate? New Evidence Says No

  • By Lori Barrette
  • Jan. 8, 2024
For years, BMI—body mass index—has been the go-to tool for plotting our weight into categories. If your BMI number is 25 or higher, you fall into the overweight or obese category. So, does that mean ...