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2014-05-09 19:50:19

University of Houston Research from the UH Department of Health and Human Performance, Texas Obesity Research Center A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) finds childhood poverty reaches into the lives of white, Hispanic and African-American young adult women, contributing to their propensity to be overweight and obese. "We know that having a low socioeconomic status during childhood contributes to children being overweight or...

2014-05-09 16:24:43

Dr. Michael Feiz helps obese men and women take control of their eating and their lives with the latest in weight loss surgery LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A weight loss surgery testimonial offered by a grateful patient of Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. is often highly emotional, and for good reason. As devastating as obesity-related health issues and social isolation can be, unsuccessful dieters often wind up feeling that they are simply unable to control their eating....

2014-05-08 20:24:44

Michael Feiz, MD, FACS knows that a bariatric procedure is only the first step towards sustainable, life-changing weight loss LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With research mounting showing the potential of lap band surgery to help sustain dramatic weight loss and, very often, the remission of type 2 diabetes, obese Americans are considering the procedure more than ever before. However, Dr. Michael Feiz realizes that the lap band is just a tool, not a complete solution, for weight...

2014-05-07 23:01:07

The non-profit, Children’s Obesity Fund is a proud supporter of a new weight management program, the Pound Patrol, offered by Family First Center of Lake County in Illinois. The weekly summer classes help young people and their families to make healthier food and exercise choices and maintain their optimum weight. (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is helping to fund Pound Patrol classes offered by the Family First...

2014-05-07 09:48:35

Being obese at age 25 increases risk for serious weight problems over 35 years of age according to new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Exposure to long-term obesity has become more common with increases in obesity at younger ages. Researchers examined the relationship between BMI at age 25, obesity later in life, and biological indicators of health. They found that people who were obese by age 25 had a higher chance of more severe obesity later in life, but...

2014-05-07 09:35:41

Study shows pregnant women who watched television while eating were more likely to have TV on when feeding their infants Turning the TV off during mealtimes to help prevent childhood obesity may need to start even before a child is born, according to a study to be presented Tuesday, May 6, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Researchers found that pregnant women who watched television while eating were more likely to sit in...

2014-05-05 12:29:01

Leading Obesity Groups Take Action to Educate on Obesity Discrimination & Weight Stigma SILVER SPRING, Md., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research shows that most Americans support policies that address weight discrimination. In fact, approximately 3 out of 4 individuals support efforts to add body weight as a protected class under Civil Rights laws, and the majority of those surveyed (at least 60%) are supportive of other policy efforts to address weight discrimination...

2014-05-05 11:23:47

Study shows children in an obesity intervention who lived closer to a supermarket ate more fruits and vegetables Living close to a supermarket appears to be a key factor in the success of interventions to help obese children eat better and improve their weight, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Urban neighborhoods and rural towns without access to fresh, healthy and...

2014-05-05 08:27:40

Efforts to combat obesity-related health issues in Illinois will continue SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite reports to the contrary, efforts to pass the proposed state sugary drink tax will continue. The Healthy Eating/Active Living (HEAL) Act, a modest penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks, would raise an estimated $600 million in revenue that would be devoted to school and community health programs such as physical education, community gardens,...

2014-05-02 23:00:32

The nonprofit Children’s Obesity Fund is pleased to fund scholarships for 10 at-risk teen girls to participate in fitsmi online weight management coaching. The 16-week program includes weekly, live web chats with a Registered Dietitian and guest experts, as well as educational and entertaining “e-lessons” and a private 24/7 bulletin board that helps kids and teens to manage their weight and helps their parents to support them through free online communities and live, online...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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