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  • Weight Center

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center is a fully integrated center within the Digestive Healthcare Center that supports the spectrum of needs for people of all ages seeking help with obesity and weight loss.

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    Call to refer a patient or request a new patient appointment: 617-726-0373

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  • Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program

    The Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program at Massachusetts General Hospital offers a full spectrum of safe and effective surgical procedures for obesity, weight disorders and metabolic disease.

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    Call to refer a patient or request a new patient appointment: 617-726-0373

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  • Heart Imaging

    The Heart Imaging Program at Massachusetts General Hospital provides comprehensive diagnostic cardiac imaging, using state-of-the-art CT and MRI technology. Every exam is interpreted by a specialist with advanced training in cardiovascular imaging.

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    Call to schedule an appointment: 617-724-9729

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  • Midlife Women's Health Center

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Midlife Women’s Health Center brings together experts from more than 15 specialties to improve, promote and advance health care for women at menopause and beyond through research, collaboration and education.

    Contact us: 617-726-6776

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  • Inspired Health: Inspiring Kids with Asthma for Lifelong Health

    Inspired Health is a unique program based in the MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Division of Pediatric Pulmonology that offers expert evaluation and management of both asthma and weight by a multidisciplinary team whose primary goal is to help families identify and implement simple and practical strategies for improving health.

    Contact Inspired Health at: 617-726-8707

  • Pediatric Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disease Center

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    The Pediatric Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disease Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children diagnoses and treats infants, children and adolescents with diverse hepatic, biliary and pancreatic disorders.

    Contact the Pediatric Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disease Center: 888-644-3211

  • Raising Healthy Hearts

    Staying ahead of heart disease: Our goal is to help children and families who are facing challenges and health conditions related to weight or abnormal cholesterol levels or who have a family history of heart disease. In addition to cardiologists, our multidisciplinary team includes a metabolic expert, a nutritionist, a behavioral psychologist, a health coach and other health care professionals. They take a comprehensive approach to prevent and slow the progression of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in high risk patients.

    Contact the Preventive Cardiology and Metabolic Clinic: 617-726-3826

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About This Condition

Obesity

Obesity has a far-ranging negative effect on health. People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for developing many different health conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and bone and joint disease.

 

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News

  • The Role of Food Access in Your Child's Health - 1/25/2016, Mass General

    MGHfC clinicians are working to eliminate the short- and long-term health issues associated with obesity in children by providing specialized care and treatment options.

  • The Role of Food Access in Your Child's Health - 1/25/2016, Mass General

    MGHfC clinicians are working to eliminate the short- and long-term health issues associated with obesity in children by providing specialized care and treatment options.

  • Tackling obesity early - 10/3/2014, Mass General

    Elsie Taveras, MD, MHP, chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and director of Pediatric Population Health Management addresses the prevalence of obesity in children during a Sept. 30 lecture – “Obesity Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Children: The Importance of Prevention in Early Life.”

  • Facts and tips for healthy sleeping habits - 5/19/2014, Research

    The National Sleep Foundation recommends children ages 6 to 12 sleep 10-11 hours per night. With a new study published in Pediatrics by MassGeneral Hospital for Children researchers linking reduced sleep and obesity, encouraging healthy sleeping habits in children has taken on a new precedence. The study's researchers, led by Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH, chief of General Pediatrics at MGHfC, offer some facts and tips to help parents ensure their kids get a good night’s sleep.

  • The link between obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease - 10/10/2013, Mass General

    Kathleen Corey, MD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fatty Liver Clinic and co-director of the Mass General Weight Center, discusses the connection between obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

  • Could a ban on large soft drinks be effective? - 9/14/2012, Mass General

    Christina Scirica, MD, MPH, a MassGeneral Hospital for Children pulmonologist and weight expert, answers questions on the potential effectiveness of the New York City ban on the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces at restaurants that was passed September 7, 2012.

  • Could banning large soft drinks be effective in the fight against obesity? - 9/14/2012, Mass General

    Christina Scirica, MD, MPH, a MassGeneral Hospital for Children pulmonologist and weight expert, answers questions on the potential effectiveness of the New York City ban on the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, delis, sports facilities, and street vendors that was passed September 7, 2012.

  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children Weight Center: Collaborative Research - 8/23/2012, Research

    Obesity is a unique medical problem because it affects a large proportion of the population across the entire lifespan, causes comorbidities in virtually every organ system including mental health and social functioning, typically affects several members of the same family, and is remarkably refractory to treatment. Accordingly, the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Weight Center is a unique program, with the following goals: multidisciplinary clinical care for children with obesity, lifespan approach, collaborative research.

  • Weight Center hosts Pediatric Obesity Collaborative Retreat - 5/18/2012, Mass General

    A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that three out of four obese children will become obese adults, increasing the obese adult population to 42 percent by 2030. Just days after the report, on May 10, the MGH Weight Center brought together clinicians from 24 different programs – many within MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) – for the first Pediatric Obesity Collaborative Retreat.

  • Weight Center restructures - 8/5/2011, Mass General

    ACCORDING TO RECENT DATA from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, approximately one-third of U.S. adults and 17 percent of children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years are obese.

  • Adolescents and Weight Loss - 4/25/2011, Mass General

    The challenges that face adolescents in their fight against obesity and the solutions available to help them, including weight-loss surgery.

  • A Healthy Approach to Treating Childhood Obesity - 3/14/2011, Mass General

    Experts from MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the MGH Weight Center weigh-in on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating childhood obesity.

  • A Healthy Approach to Treating Childhood Obesity - 3/14/2011, Mass General

    Experts from MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the MGH Weight Center weigh-in on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating childhood obesity.

  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex - 7/21/2009, Mass General

    The Carol and James Herscot Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) at Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral Hospital for Children is using genetic research to better understand TSC and other diseases like cancer, autism and obesity.

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