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2014-04-10 23:29:23

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention reveals the latest research on pet obesity prevalence. Most dogs and cats in the U.S. are found to be overweight or obese. Calabash, NC (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Most of the nation’s pets are overweight, and a majority of their owners are blind to the issue. New research, released by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), tells an alarming story. Veterinarians who assessed pets for the recent study recognized that more than half are...

2014-04-10 23:03:54

The innovative “Kids Run the OC Presented by Nutrilite” obesity prevention program is poised to reach stratospheric heights in 2014 with a record 6500 kids and 80-plus locations participating. More than 17,500 elementary students have completed the program, logging the equivalent of one half million miles since its inception in 2004. Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 The innovative “Kids Run the OC Presented by Nutrilite” obesity prevention program is poised to...

2014-04-09 23:30:23

New Jersey Bariatric surgeon Glenn Forrester reports childcare needs, few vacation days and financial consequences of loss of work drives patients concerns about recovery time. Springfield, NJ (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 After more than 2,000 bariatric surgeries in the past 10 years, surgeons at the New Jersey Bariatric Center still find recovery time is a top concern for Gastric Bypass, LAP-BAND and Gastric Sleeve patients preparing for life immediately after surgery. The question of how...

2014-04-09 12:31:02

More than 60 Top Economists Support Bipartisan Proposal to Prompt Long-Term Cost Analyses of U.S. Health Care Policy WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of House action on the budget resolution, Representatives Reid Ribble (R-WI), Mark Pocan (D-WI) and other House Members proposed a standalone measure to enable Members of Congress to get a fuller picture of the costs and benefits of health care and other legislation. Currently, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)...

2014-04-08 23:23:41

George Eid, MD, a nationally recognized surgeon with leading expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques and bariatric - or weight loss – surgery has been recruited by Allegheny Health Network to serve as Division Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Division Chief of Bariatric Surgery. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 George Eid, MD, a nationally recognized surgeon with leading expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques and bariatric - or weight loss –...

2014-04-08 09:58:09

Gastric banding can play a vital role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight and not obese, according to new research. The Monash University study, led by Emeritus Professor Paul O’Brien from Monash University’s Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) and Dr John Wentworth from CORE and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, has determined that weight loss surgery (gastric banding) for overweight people with diabetes had a profound impact on the...

2014-04-07 23:00:22

Goal 4 Health, a one-of-a-kind youth soccer league, is now supported by the Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Dr. Michael Omidi and his brother Julian Omidi. Equipment donations by the charity will help kids and their families learn more about healthy living, nutrition, meal preparation, and making exercise fun. (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is a proud new supporter of the Goal 4 Health youth soccer league and...

2014-04-07 16:25:39

Dr. Feiz and Associates help severely obese people remember that spring is the time for new beginnings LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you are obese, you probably know how spring holidays like Easter and Passover can be overwhelmed by concerns about overindulging in your favorite foods. Dr. Michael Feiz, a master of such delicate bariatric procedures as lap band to sleeve revision, would like to remind us that springtime holidays are much more so about new beginnings....

2014-04-07 12:40:36

Obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth and in childhood, and have increased number of "terminal end buds" in their breast tissue — the site where cancer often develops in rodents. The findings, presented by a Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, come from one of the first animal studies to examine the impact of paternal obesity on future generations' cancer risk. In addition,...

Childhood Obesity Increases Financial Stress
2014-04-07 09:06:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to the increased risk for medical issues such as diabetes, childhood obesity can increase financial stress on a family. According to a new study published on Monday in the journal Pediatrics, childhood obesity costs about $19,000 per child when considering lifetime medical costs compared to those for a child with a healthy weight. This cost of obesity reaches about $14 billion, when multiplied by the number of obese...


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