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The facts about weight-loss surgery: Medical experts debunk 6 common myths

If getting healthy is one of your resolutions—and you’ve wondered about bariatric surgery—here are answers to some common questions, including what BMI you really need to have to qualify for the procedure and whether you can expect to gain any weight back.

It’s a family affair: “My mom and I both had bariatric surgery because our health was at risk”

Talk about strength in numbers. After struggling with obesity and a family history of health issues, Sonya Fox and her college-aged daughter, Rebecca Moore, jointly made the decision to take control of their futures with the weight-loss procedure.

New Year, new vision: Meet a woman determined to find a cure for Type 2 diabetes

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide have type 2 diabetes. And Chiara Magnone has her sights set on changing what it means to live with the condition, as well as how common complications like chronic kidney disease are treated.

New Year, new vision: Meet a scientist who spends his days studying the microscopic world of the microbiome

Trillions of beneficial bacteria live in and all around us. What if we could use them to our advantage, to do everything from prevent diabetes to reduce inflammation? Dirk Gevers, Ph.D., Global Head of the Janssen Human Microbiome Institute, shares how his team is already well on that research path.

Do heart disease, diabetes, or prostate cancer run in your family tree? Experts share how you can help reduce your risk

Your DNA doesn’t have to determine your medical future if you consider taking some steps to help lower your chances of developing these conditions, which tend to have genetic ties.

6 Things We Now Know About Obesity

Over a third of Americans qualify as obese, but misconceptions abound as to what’s causing the global health epidemic. (Hint: It’s not just about diet and exercise.) We talked to obesity experts about the latest science-backed findings and current research underway.

The OneTouch Reveal® Mobile App gets an upgrade

The app now has new and improved features designed to help make managing diabetes easier, including the ability to sync with the OneTouch Verio Flex® blood glucose monitoring system through built‐in Bluetooth® Smart Technology.

7 women who are helping to change the world for women

On International Women’s Day, we’re spotlighting inspiring Johnson & Johnson employees who work year-round to improve the health, safety and trajectory of women worldwide.

3 Entrepreneurs, 3 Big Ideas: Cutting-Edge Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Diabetes Research

They share one thing in common: a goal of transforming the way illnesses are treated in the most forward-thinking way possible. Meet three innovators whose ideas could someday change the future of healthcare.

Diabesity: The pandemic impacting populations around the globe

Obesity and diabetes rates are increasing so much that there’s a term for it: diabesity. Here’s what you should know about this worldwide health crisis.