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2014-06-11 12:26:00

NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Its official--Americans are the fattest people in the world. In a recent study published in the medical journal Lancet, the USA was named the most obese country in the world, with 87 million of the world's 671 million obese people -- 13% of the total for a country with 5% of the population.(1) According to one of America's leading stress experts Paul Huljich, a primary cause of rising obesity rates is stress. A balanced and healthy diet is...

2014-06-10 20:22:58

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early childhood obesity - for children up to age 8 years old - needs our attention now for the future of our nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012, 22.5 percent of Hispanic children were obese compared to 14.1 percent of white children. In addition, the CDC reports health care spending due to obesity is estimated at $210 billion annually, or 21 percent of total national health care spending....

2014-06-06 20:21:52

Weight loss specialist Dr. Michael Feiz is known for his great skill performing delicate procedures, but there's more than surgical technique to effective weight loss surgery LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A lap band revision procedure requires a tremendous amount of expertise to pull off, but not all of the skills involved are necessarily what one would associate with a top surgeon. Yes, it is a delicate undertaking requiring tremendous dexterity, intelligence, and...

divorce and childhood obesity
2014-06-06 07:34:17

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has found that children of divorced parents are almost 60 percent more likely to be obese compared to children of married parents. Interestingly, boys were more affected than girls. This particular study includes two measures of weight - body mass index and waist circumference - making it one of the most comprehensive studies conducted to date. All of the children from this study participated in the national 2010...

2014-06-05 23:14:31

Summer Games And Healthy BBQ Are On The Menu At New Jersey Bariatric Center Annual Event To Celebrate Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and LAP-BAND Patients' Weight Loss Surgery Success, say New Jersey Bariatric Center Doctors Cranford, NJ (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 More than 200 of New Jersey Bariatric Center’s weight loss surgery patients and their families ate healthy BBQ foods, played games and shared their stories at Nomahagen Park in Union County for the New Jersey Bariatric Center...

2014-06-04 23:11:05

The Center for Obesity Reversal, a new top-level research center at Georgia State University, has been established to foster research projects that will help fight the nation’s obesity epidemic. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 The Center for Obesity Reversal, a new top-level research center at Georgia State University, has been established to foster research projects that will help fight the nation’s obesity epidemic. The center will focus on tackling and reversing the...

2014-05-30 23:08:37

Ace Medical Weight Loss Center shares tips on why health insurances do not cover obesity and weight loss treatments. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Insurance does not cover weight loss services. Does that mean obesity, as a medical condition, is not serious enough to be treated? There are multiple reasons why insurance does not cover the treatment of obesity. 1. There has been a fairly sudden rise in obesity The prevalence of obesity has risen in the last 50 years, and has...

2014-05-30 23:08:02

Ace Medical Weight Loss Center releases a list of twelve potentially harmful weight loss ingredients. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 With the rise in obesity, the most common question doctors face daily in their practice is about weight loss. Will this pill or potion or powder or syrup help with weight loss? Here is the answer from doctors at Ace Medical Weight Loss Center, a medical practice dedicated to fight obesity. “Before looking for what to do for weight loss, one must know...

2014-05-30 23:07:24

The prominent Lap-Band® surgeon of the Centre for Weight Control, Dr. Emad Guirguis, is proud to offer free consultations for consumers in Barrie, ON. Barrie ON (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Electing to undergo any surgical procedure is not an easy choice, and patients should have all the facts before making any decisions—including when it comes to Lap-Band surgery. Luckily, the experts at Barrie, ON’s Centre for Weight Control are offering a complimentary consultation to anyone...

2014-05-30 23:01:36

BMI of Texas will host a free screening of the acclaimed movie FED UP on Monday, June 2, 2014 in San Antonio. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 The Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas (BMI of Texas) will host a free screening of the acclaimed movie FED UP on Monday, June 2, 2014 at Santikos BIJOU Cinema Bistro (4522 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, 78201) at 6:30 p.m. In support of the battle against obesity, BMI of Texas is hosting a private screening of this eye opening documentary...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'