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Physical Activity For Kids Increased Using Virtual Pet
2014-05-15 03:37:03

April Bailey, University Of Georgia Placing children into a mixed reality-part virtual environment and part real world-has great potential for increasing their physical activity and decreasing their risk of obesity, according to University of Georgia researchers. Sixty-one Georgia 4-H'ers, 9-12 years old, participated in a study designed to increase awareness and reduce childhood obesity. Participants set goals for the amount of physical activity they wanted to complete throughout the...

2014-05-15 08:29:02

Obesity Education Network Provides Tools to Help Physicians Assess and Manage Patients Who are Overweight or Obese WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. today announced the launch of a website that will provide physicians with access to comprehensive clinical information that addresses obesity screening and risk assessment, provider-patient partnerships and weight loss management. The website, called the Obesity Education Network (OEN), www.obesityeducationnetwork.com,...

2014-05-13 16:29:23

Dr. Michael Feiz has been in the forefront of pointing out the importance of the formerly obscure hunger hormone recently mentioned by Rosie O'Donnell LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In our celebrity centric-world, it often feels as if nothing is really real until someone famous talks about it. That's why leading bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz is delighted that comedian Rosie O'Donnell has referred to a formerly little known hunger hormone which is increasingly figuring...

2014-05-12 23:00:23

The Children’s Obesity Fund is supporting a new children’s obesity prevention program of the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs with an initial donation in seed funding. Using the YMCA’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards, the program includes daily exercise and healthy snacks along with an educational component that will initially rollout at up to 20 of the YMCA’s after school sites, impacting approximately 1,000 children and eventually, it is the Alliance’s...

2014-05-12 20:23:17

Dr. Michael Feiz has helped countless patients overcome such issues as obesity-related fatty liver disease LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- People with fatty liver problems who may be considering a gastric sleeve or lap band in Beverly Hills with Dr. Michael Feiz have some new information to consider. A study of the effect of bariatric procedures on NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) has proven to be another weight loss surgery testimonial alongside recent evidence...

2014-05-12 04:21:44

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Women In Government will bring together legislators from across the country to participate in the Diabetes & Obesity Summit in San Diego, California on May 14-15, 2014. The Summit will afford legislators an opportunity to look at ways to identify costs and problems associated with diabetes and obesity in their states. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140426/81072 With this conference, Women In Government will continue...

2014-05-10 23:02:54

oBand Centers is a leading name when it comes to offering highly effective weight loss surgeries in Miami. The company also offers financing options to patients in need. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 Located in Miami, oBand Centers has emerged as the most reputable name in offering safe and effective weight loss surgeries. The clinic offers the best weight loss surgery solutions to its patients at the most reasonable rates. The companies expertise in successful surgeries includes...

Heart Disease Risk For Inactive Women After Age 30
2014-05-10 05:24:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A lack of physical activity is the single largest cause of heart disease in women over the age of 30 – trumping even obesity, smoking and high blood pressure, according to research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. In fact, according to Sophie Borland of the Daily Mail, the authors of the study found that inactive women in their thirties or older were nearly 50 percent more likely to develop...

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....


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