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Do You Know How Many Adults Are Clinically Obese Across The World? by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:18pm More and more people are seeking ways and means to get rid of the extra fats in their bodies, and they do not mind spending bigger portion of their earning just for this. Weight management, therefore, has become a very hot topic nowadays and the business opportunity associated with it is also very attractive. Why is this so? ... Read on »
Practical Approaches to Obesity Care and Chronic Illness In Busy Clinical Settings: Three Key Ingredients by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Tue 27 Sep 2011 11:23pm If anything is true about the population health management service providers, they are constantly looking for better ways to fit their programs into busy clinical settings. That's why this article on New and Emerging Weight Management Strategies for Busy Ambulatory Settings, courtesy of the American Heart Association , should be "must" ... Read on »
Rapid Bone Loss As Possible Side Effect Of Anti-Obesity Drug Now In Clinical Trials by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 7:06pm An endocrine hormone used in clinical trials as an anti-obesity and anti-diabetes drug causes significant and rapid bone loss in mice, raising concerns about its safe use, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have shown. UT Southwestern researchers (from left) Drs. Yihong Wan, Wei Wei and David Mangelsdorf have found in mice that a ho ... Read on »
Childhood Obesity and Psychological Development by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 21 Feb 2012 8:01pm The psychological development of any child that agonizes because of childhood obesity, regardless of what causes the obesity, is likely to be negatively affected. As a pandemic of adult obesity continues to advance unabated because of modernization, urbanization, economic growth and globalization, the children of the world proportionally, and i ... Read on »
Attacking Obesity and Better Eating Habits At the School Level – HealthCorps Founded by Dr. Oz by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 28 Apr 2010 11:00pm With the focus on both education and healthy eating and exercise habits this program makes sense.  The non profit organization was actually started by Dr. Oz back in 2007 and I just became aware, and that is probably due to the fact that I watch very little television but I am on the internet quite a bit and have quite a few posts about Dr. Oz ... Read on »
Dr. Oz Speaks Out on Health Insurance and HealthCare Reform and the Free Clinic In Houston by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 28 Sep 2009 10:21pm Just this weekend Dr. Oz held the free healthcare one day clinic in Houston.  Staggering numbers when he states that 1/3 of the people in Houston do not not have insurance.   Obesity is discussed and how education works, making things easy to adopt is a focus with Dr. Oz.  Dr. Oz didn’t even realize the numbers of uninsured we so high in Hous ... Read on »
India reworks obesity guidelines, BMI lowered by Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno M. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 5:09pm 1 Comment New Delhi: Alarmed by reports that India will become the global diabetes capital by 2050, the Health Ministry has reduced the diagnostic cut-offs for body mass index (BMI) to 23 kg/m2 and the standard waist circumference to fight the battle against obesity. The standards have been set for the first time in the Ministry's consensus guideli ... Read on »
The War on Obesity - Natural Orifice Surgery an Option for the Future with no incisions by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 2:50am The Mayo Clinic has been removing gall bladders with this type of surgery, no incision and done through the mouth or other natural body orifices instead of an incision.  This type of surgery could stand to make biopsies easier as well as perhaps removing tumors in the future.  What is being done in California is to use a device that is high-t ... Read on »
Testing Testosterone Part 3 Heatlhy Non-Obese Younger Men by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 05 Sep 2011 3:01am Last November & December , I attempted to explain some of the nuances of testing one's testosterone level.  If you run most of your labs through Quest Diagnostics , which uses liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS), you're used to seeing a normal reference range for total testosterone of 250-1100ng/dL  for your 18-69yo ma ... Read on »
Obesity Crisis by Carolin K. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:17pm 2 Comments Did you know that there are more overweight than underweight people in the world? And that obesity is now the number 1 contributor to chronic disease. In the United States, roughly 2/3 of the population is overweight and nearly 30% is considered clinically obese. But the problem is not only in America. This spring I sp ... Read on »