Post Tagged with: "obesity"

Tom Emerick, Host of Cracking Health Costs

Obesity Both Increases and Decreases Risk of Dementia. Say What?

April 10, 2015

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Obesity & weight loss, RESEARCH:

Yes, you read the headline right. It just depends on which obesity study you look at.

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, the perplexee

The Inside Scoop on Fiber and Poop

March 30, 2015


Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Food and nutrition, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Obesity & weight loss:

First, what is fiber? Dietary fiber consists of complex carbohydrates that are contained in plants that the body is unable to digest. Dietary fiber is classified as either soluble fiber or insoluble fiber…

Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

McDonald’s in the lobby of children’s hospitals?

January 19, 2015


Obesity & weight loss:

One of the things I enjoy about Australians is the tendency for straight talk, but I wonder if the Premier of Victoria will come to have second thoughts about a recent comment concerning the availability of fast food in the state’s children’s hospitals.

Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

“Good” news: It’s not just people

April 9, 2014


Clinical Conditions:

The UK Sunday Telegraph reported this week: “The waistlines of Britain’s pets have expanded to ever greater dimensions, with a new report revealing that almost half of cats and dogs are now regarded by vets as obese.”

Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

Obesity Surgery in Diabetes Mellitus: A Three Year Trial Shows High “Cure Rates.” The Implications for Population Health

April 5, 2014

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Clinical Conditions:

In case there is any doubt about the long-term efficacy of obesity surgery for diabetes, check out this three year study that was just published by the New England Journal of Medicine.

Tom Emerick, Host of Cracking Health Costs

Scientists: extreme loneliness worse for health than obesity

February 28, 2014


Clinical Conditions:

It is time for wellness true believers to grow up. Read on.

Tom Emerick, Host of Cracking Health Costs

Should we stop calling obesity a disease?

February 23, 2014


Clinical Conditions, Obesity & weight loss:

Should we stop calling obesity a disease? The short answer is yes.

Dr. Aetna Will See You Now

Dr. Aetna Will See You Now

January 17, 2014



The ever-blurring line between the practice of medicine and the business of profiting from unhealthy lifestyles was crossed again Wednesday, as Aetna announced a collaboration with two pharmaceutical companies to pitch their prescription weight loss drugs to selected Aetna members.

Dov Michaeli MD, PhD is author of The Doctor Weighs In (On Everything)

Unintended Consequences of Increased Minimum Wage

January 15, 2014


Food and nutrition, Health care & health policy, health disparities, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior:

By Dov Michaeli I don’t think there is a convincing moral argument against providing a living wage for full time work, “moral hazard”-type arguments notwithstanding.… Read More ›

The Biggest Urban Legend in Health Economics–and How It Drives Up Our Spending

October 1, 2013

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Cancer, Obesity & weight loss, Wellness:

by Al Lewis & Vik Khanna First posted on The Health Care Blog 8/24/2013 The wellness emphasis in the Affordable Care Act is built around the Centers for… Read More ›