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Aviva Patz

About Aviva Patz

Aviva Patz is a veteran health and wellness writer based in Montclair, New Jersey. A former executive editor of Psychology Today magazine and senior editor at Fitness magazine, she now writes freelance articles and manages special editorial projects for Health, Prevention, Women's Health, Men's Health, Redbook, Shape, Cooking Light, American Baby, Weight Watchers magazine and many other publications, both print and online.

Articles Written by Aviva Patz

Insurance-Covered Obesity Screening and Nutrition Counseling

5 Ways to Avoid a Snake Oil Salesman
Thanks to provisions in the Affordable Care Act passed on January 1 of this year, your insurance may now cover nutrition and obesity screening and counseling, which could help you learn to eat better, lose weight and gain control of your health.

Type 2 Diabetes Reversed by Losing 'Sick Fat'

Type 2 diabetes can be caused by fatty build-up in the pancreas and draining the extra fat from the pancreas caused insulin secretion to return to normal levels, leaving patients diabetes-free.

Brain Stimulation for Weight Loss?

A new study says yes.
When machines aren’t working right, sometimes a gentle push gets them back on track. That’s essentially what researchers in Phoenix, Arizona, just did with the brains of people with obesity, ultimately helping them eat and drink less and lose weight.

4 Breathing Exercises for Better Sleep

Now a 2015 study shows that sleep deprivation hikes your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and can pack on the pounds, worsening your disease if you already have it.

Considering Pot for Pain?

Here’s what you need to know about obtaining medical marijuana
If you suffer from diabetic neuropathic pain, a new study says inhaled cannabis may help lessen pain. Here are tips on how to obtain marijuana for medical use.

Impotence Could Signal Type 2 Diabetes

A new study shows that men with erectile dysfunction have double the odds of having undiagnosed diabetes. The group at highest risk is middle-aged men 40 to 49 years old.

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