TMA advocates for physicians and patients on promoting healthy lifestyles. TMA testified during the Senate Health and Human Services interim hearing on recommendations for promoting healthy aging in Texas.
At a time when obesity and diabetes are on the rise, medical schools still struggle to provide ample training in nutrition, some studies show. Texas Medicine takes a closer look at some Texas programs integrating nutrition into the curriculum.
Obesity is an established cancer risk factor, accounting for 14-20 percent of cancer mortality nationally. Learn more about the role of obesity as a cancer risk factor and the impact of obesity related to cancer outcomes and treatment, check out “The Role of Obesity in Cancer Treatment and Outcomes.”
Texas Medical Association policy recognizes obesity during pregnancy as a preventable health condition that poses significant risks for mothers and infants.
Texas Medicine looks at the role of obesity during pregnancy.
Ready to practice what you preach? TMA's Walk With a Doc program is part of a national grassroots movement devoted to encouraging healthy physical activity.
Got Obesity questions? Call the Knowledge Center.