Post Tagged with: "obesity"

Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

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

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January 19, 2015

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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.

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

“Good” news: It’s not just people

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April 9, 2014

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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.”

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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

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April 5, 2014

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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.

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Tom Emerick, Host of Cracking Health Costs

Scientists: extreme loneliness worse for health than obesity

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February 28, 2014

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

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Tom Emerick, Host of Cracking Health Costs

Should we stop calling obesity a disease?

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February 23, 2014

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Clinical Conditions, Obesity & weight loss:

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

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Dr. Aetna Will See You Now

Dr. Aetna Will See You Now

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January 17, 2014

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POLICY, PROVIDERS, SYSTEMS:

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.

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

Unintended Consequences of Increased Minimum Wage

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January 15, 2014

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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 ›

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

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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 ›

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The Obesity – Cancer Connection

The Obesity – Cancer Connection

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August 31, 2013

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Cancer, Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Obesity & weight loss:

By Dov Michaeli Lots of publications have been pointing out that obesity is somehow connected to cancer. Obese women are  more prone to breast cancer… Read More ›

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Time for Docs to Get Out of the Food Wars

Time for Docs to Get Out of the Food Wars

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August 29, 2013

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Obesity & weight loss:

By Dr. Jaan Sidorov First Posted at Disease Management Care Blog on 8/26/2013 In Food Fad Fantasyland, rotund patients can see their primary care physicians… Read More ›

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