Post Tagged with: "obesity"

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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A link between obesity and mortality: be sitting down when you read this

A link between obesity and mortality: be sitting down when you read this

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August 10, 2013

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Obesity & weight loss:

by Thomas Emerick via Cracking Health Costs on 8/9/2013 According to a Health Care Blog article by LUA WILKINSON*,  “A controversial study published earlier this year in the Journal of… Read More ›

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1 in 3 people is interested in doing mobile health, but they skew younger

1 in 3 people is interested in doing mobile health, but they skew younger

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June 27, 2013

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Technology in healthcare:

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn First Posted at Health Populi on 6/19/2013 The headline for the HarrisInteractive/HealthDay mobile health (mHealth) survey reads, “Lots of Americans Want Health Care… Read More ›

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House Bill Would Give Americans Guidelines on How and When They Should Exercise

House Bill Would Give Americans Guidelines on How and When They Should Exercise

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June 25, 2013

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Health care & health policy, POLICY:

By Thomas Emerick First Posted at Cracking Health Costs on 6/13/2013 Yes, you read the headline correctly. Under the bill, HHS would deliver “Physical Activity Guidelines… Read More ›

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Dr. Campbell’s top five foods to avoid for better health

Dr. Campbell’s top five foods to avoid for better health

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June 6, 2013

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Cardiovascular, Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Food and nutrition, Medicine: wellness & disease, Wellness:

TDWI’s own Dr. Kevin Campbell made an appearance on WNCN-NBC yesterday to discuss which foods to avoid for improved health. You can watch the video… Read More ›

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Making STEM education tasty

Making STEM education tasty

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June 4, 2013

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Family and kids, Food and nutrition, Health care & health policy, Medicine: wellness & disease, People in healthcare, Psychology & behavior, Wellness:

By Christine Kraft MS First Posted on her blog on 5/31/2013 STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is being promoted as the cure for… Read More ›

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Got Diabetes? Smoke Two Joints and Call Me in the Morning

Got Diabetes? Smoke Two Joints and Call Me in the Morning

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May 28, 2013

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Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Entrepreneurs, Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Medicine: wellness & disease, People in healthcare, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, POLICY, RESEARCH:

By Lisa Suennen First Posted at Venture Valkyrie on 5/27/2013 Sometimes the cure for a serious disease might be right under our nose but we… Read More ›

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