Post Tagged with: "obesity"

Your Gut Bacteria and You

Your Gut Bacteria and You

June 15, 2015

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Michaeli, Primary Care:

What could be the mechanism of such a profound weight-change by gut bacteria?

Tom Emerick, Host of Cracking Health Costs

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

April 10, 2015

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Endocrinology, Primary Care:

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

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Food and nutrition, Michaeli, Primary Care:

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

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Obesity & weight loss, Primary Care:

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

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Clinical:

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:

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

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Clinical:

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

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Clinical, Obesity & weight loss, Primary Care:

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

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Health 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.

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

Unintended Consequences of Increased Minimum Wage

January 15, 2014

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Health policy 2, Michaeli:

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 ›