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British Medical Association Head Is Right, The Obese ARE Being 'Greedy' by Jimmy M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 6:18pm Dr. Hamish Meldrum under fire for comments, but he's spot on It's not often that I find myself in agreement one of the leaders of a major health organization since most of the time they get it all backwards, but I have nothing but great admiration and respect for the head of the British Medical Association right now because of his res ... Read on »
Bariatric Surgery vs Medication to Treat Obese Patients w/Diabetes by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 27 Mar 2012 3:00am Traditionally, treating patients w/diabetes was the domain & purview of the medical physician, at least once insulin was discovered .  Over the years, we've changed our demographics such that type 2 diabetes , as typified by insulin resistance associated w/obesity, has become much more commonplace at a younger age, than the original type 1 di ... Read on »
"Bell's Palsy of the Gut" and Other GI Manifestations of Lyme and Associated Diseases by Dr. Virginia S. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:52am PRACTICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY April 2006 by Virginia T. Sherr, MD Bell's palsy signifies paralysis of facial muscles related to inflammation of the associated seventh Cranial Nerve. Physicians may not realize that this syndrome is caused by the spirochetal agent of Lyme disease until proven otherwise. Whether it is a full or hemi ... Read on »
New Report on Senior Obesity Contradicts Older Studies. Bottom Line - It's Bad for You! by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 11 Sep 2013 9:00am Earlier this year we published a post that essentially said that body weight does not necessarily correspond to longevity. According to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA),  it said that those carrying extra pounds outlive their thinner peers and those who were overweight at ages 65 and older, even those who wer ... Read on »
Remarks of President Barack Obama to the American Medical Association by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 15 Jun 2009 10:19pm Chicago, Illinois June 15, 2009 From the moment I took office as President, the central challenge we have confronted as a nation has been the need to lift ourselves out of the worst recession since World War II. In recent months, we have taken a series of extraordinary steps, not just to repair the immediate damage to our economy, but to ... Read on »
NIH study identifies ideal body mass index; Overweight and obesity associated with increased risk of death by Cancer.gov Posted Wed 01 Dec 2010 12:00am NIH study identifies ideal body mass index; Overweight and obesity associated with increased risk of death A study looking at deaths from any cause found that a body mass index (BMI) between 20.0 and 24.9 is associated with the lowest risk of death in healthy non-smoking adults. Investigators also provided precise estimates of t ... Read on »
The Greatest Scam in Medical History by Total Health Breakthroughs Patient Expert Posted Wed 20 Jan 2010 10:34am Before we get into today’s message, we wanted to pass this along. Many THB readers have asked us the best way to help the people of Haiti. Many reliable and worthwhile organizations are offering support. But you may be wondering which cause will put your donation directly into the relief effort. Our colleague Byron King – who writes for The ... Read on »
Vitamins, Medications, and Malabsorption After WLS by Diane S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 12:41pm 1 Comment Everyone out there in post WLS land know the drill when it comes to vitamins. Practically every center has the same guidelines, a multivitamin, B12, calcium, and iron. But is that enough to waylay all the nutritional deficits caused by WLS, especially RNY. RNY happens to be the most prevalent type of WLS done at this time. It's the type I have ... Read on »
NIH study identifies ideal body mass index; Overweight and obesity associated with increased risk of death by Cancer.gov Posted Thu 10 Mar 2011 9:59pm NIH study identifies ideal body mass index; Overweight and obesity associated with increased risk of death A study looking at deaths from any cause found that a body mass index (BMI) between 20.0 and 24.9 is associated with the lowest risk of death in healthy non-smoking adults. Investigators also provided precise estimates of the inc ... Read on »
Obese teenagers risk kidne ... by John R. Posted Thu 01 Nov 2012 8:45am Obese teenagers risk kidney failure in later life, study warns Omniscient epidemiologists again -- who "just know" that correlation is causation:  Childish.  And note that the ailment is extremely rare anyway ("2.87 cases per 100,000 person-years") so is of slight concern even if the conjectures of the mental infants below are correct.  Th ... Read on »