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2014-07-08 08:30:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspire Bariatrics, Inc., a company that develops and markets novel medical devices to treat obesity, today announced that it has completed enrollment and device implantation in the company's PATHWAY pivotal trial for obesity as of June 18. A total of 171 patients have been enrolled at 10 clinical sites in the United States. The PATHWAY trial is a randomized, controlled, pivotal study testing the effectiveness and safety of the...

Prolonged Sitting Removes The Beneficial Effects Exercise Has On Cardiovascular Health
2014-07-08 06:10:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As we have become a more technological society, we have also become a more sedentary society. We already know that this is one of the major causes of obesity, but it affects our bodies in many other ways. Among these, a new study from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reveals that a sedentary lifestyle lowers cardiorespiratory fitness levels. The findings, published online in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, noted that...

2014-07-07 20:21:31

Dr. Feiz and Associates notes patient testimonials that reveal appreciation for a reassuring, personal approach to care. LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Empathetic, compassionate, reassuring and friendly care are among the top traits that make for the right doctor for weight loss surgery, according to a series of testimonials by Dr. Feiz and Associates patients. People obtaining bariatric surgery typically know up front the benefits of weight loss they desire. It's what...

2014-07-07 16:23:51

Effort to combat childhood obesity epidemic starts with the patient and family, physician and community PHOENIX, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mental, physical and financial impact of childhood obesity is challenging American youth in every state. For Arizona, the numbers are staggering: 25 percent of Arizona's youth are categorized as overweight or obese, and the state holds the seventh-highest percentage (19.8%) of obese teens in the nation.(1) In an effort to curb this trend...

2014-07-05 04:20:47

Childhood obesity is a grave epidemic in the U.S. and around the world. Dr. Michael Gabriel, a leading Staten Island pediatrician, discusses a recent study suggesting that children who follow the Mediterranean diet are 15% less likely to be obese. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Staten Island pediatrics center, comments on the article, "Kids who eat a Mediterranean diet '15% less likely to be obese'" published by Medical...

2014-07-02 08:27:48

General Public Encouraged to Submit Ideas for Tools to Assist Obese Individuals in Losing Weight and Regaining Optimal Health. CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a healthcare innovation portal, today announced a worldwide search for medical device, app, and technology solutions aimed at assisting individuals with weight loss and weight management. Innovation ideas can include, but are not limited to, tools for conducting body composition analysis,...

2014-07-01 10:12:35

University of Warwick The lifestyle altering effects of westernization could be responsible for the high prevalence of obesity, and associated health risks in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers have found. The study, published in PLOS ONE, by a team from the University of Warwick Medical School found that over one in five women in Nigeria were reported to be overweight or obese, with this statistic increasing among demographics with improved social and economic indicators. Those women...

2014-07-01 08:31:06

ReShape(TM) Integrated Dual Balloon System to Fill Significant Gap in Obesity Treatment Spectrum SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReShape Medical® today announced that the Company has submitted a Premarket Approval (PMA) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System, the first and only dual balloon for non-surgical weight loss designed for people with a 30-40 body mass index (BMI)....

2014-06-30 20:22:40

Dr. Feiz and Associates are the leaders in sleeve gastrectomy LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients taking advantage of expertly performed sleeve gastrectomy in Marina Del Rey and other cities with Dr. Michael Feiz have more reason than ever to believe they are taking the best, safest measures on behalf of their health. Studies presented at the ASMBS' 29(th) Annual Meeting in San Diego have shown that expertly performed gastric sleeve procedures offer comparable safety...

brand recognition and childhood obesity
2014-06-28 05:28:44

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a feature in this past April's Ad Age magazine, a write up was done on the re-branding of McDonald's mascot Ronald McDonald that detailed, among other things, the new wardrobe for the hamburger-hocking clown. As Lorene Yue noted, “These days, the spokesclown for McDonald's Corp. has been relegated mostly to the nonprofit Ronald McDonald House Charities, in part to make him a smaller target for activists who accuse the company...


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