Category Archives: Conditions

Hot Dog! Obie, Formerly Obese Dachsund, Undergoes Tummy Tuck to Tighten Skin

Obie, a formerly obese dachshund, is recovering after surgery that removed 2.5 lbs. of loose skin on Tuesday night. Fans of Obie have been following his weight loss on his Facebook page, Biggest Loser, Doxie Edition, which boasts 89,631 “likes.” The surgery, performed at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin, was successful, reported his owner Nora Vanatta… Read More »

facebook Status Can Tell You Which States Are Most Obese

A study out of the Harvard Medical School in Boston found that Facebook statuses could accurately predict how healthy regions of the United States were.  Researchers cross referenced information about the content of people’s Facebook statuses and cross-referenced them with obesity statistics from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance survey… Read More »