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2014-07-22 05:22:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The percentage of American children diagnosed with obesity as a result of their waistline size appears to be holding steady, according to new research published online Monday in the American Academy of Pediatrics journal Pediatrics. In the study, researchers examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from five different periods (2003-2004, 2005–2006, 2007–2008, 2009–2010, and...

2014-07-18 23:03:28

ReportsnReports.com adds “United States Bariatric Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2020” to its store. The objective is to provide information that represents the most up-to-date data of the industry possible. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 "United States Bariatric Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2020" provides key market data on the United States Bariatric Surgery Devices market. The report provides value in millions of US dollars, volume (in units), and average prices...

2014-07-18 16:23:29

Celebrity weight loss news stories notwithstanding, weight loss procedures are now accessible to people from all walks of life and all types of budgets through BHP LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's always encouraging to hear news items such as Rosie O'Donnell's successful gastric sleeve procedure and the 190-plus pound weight loss through a lap band experienced by Corey Harrison of "Pawn Stars." At the same time, Beverly Hills Physicians would like to remind the public...

2014-07-17 16:11:31

Elsevier Health Sciences Is being overweight sometimes a good thing? Data suggest higher BMI protects against adverse cardiovascular outcomes, reports Mayo Clinic Proceedings High body mass index (BMI) is associated with multiple cardiovascular diseases. However, emerging data suggest that there is an "obesity paradox," that being overweight may actually protect patients from cardiovascular mortality. Investigators have now confirmed that the risk of total mortality, cardiovascular...

2014-07-17 12:30:21

BALTIMORE, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinicians in the groundbreaking Weigh Smart® program at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital have added a new program designed to get severely obese children and their families in for treatment as quickly as possible. "Our aim is to get families in early and quickly before a child develops serious complications from obesity," says Michelle Demeule-Hayes, Director of the Center for Pediatric Weight Management and Healthy Living . The...

2014-07-16 04:21:33

A new study examines how BMI may not be enough to identify whether or not a child is obese. Prominent Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel offers his observations on the study. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Leading Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics discusses an article,which describes a new case study that talks about how BMI measurements may not be enough to identify obesity in children. Photo -...

2014-07-15 20:21:33

Nationally renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz aims to leave no question unanswered with free group presentations on weight loss surgery options. LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients battling severe obesity should not be overwhelmed by questions and the myriad of modern options for treatment. Help is readily available through one of the informational seminars held regularly at the offices of the nation's leading bariatric surgeon, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. Whether a...

2014-07-14 23:00:11

BariatricDate.net is a new dating website, launched to serve the bariatric community, especially those who have undergone bariatric surgery. This dating website is also open to those seeking friendships and support before, during or after weight loss surgery. Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Between 150,000 and 160,000 people receive bariatric surgery each year. [1] Whether someone chooses surgery or another weight loss program, a healthy support system is proven to help dieters lose...

2014-07-11 14:25:15

Washington University in St. Louis Childhood obesity is one of the top public health concerns in the United States, with 32 percent of youths aged 2-19 classified as obese as of 2012. As health problems such as childhood obesity grow, individuals and organizations have taken to Twitter to discuss the problem. A new study, led by Jenine K. Harris, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, examined the use of the hashtag #childhoodobesity in...

2014-07-10 10:15:23

American Heart Association American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Obesity is common among U.S. Hispanics and is severe particularly among young Hispanics, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). The first large-scale data on body mass index (BMI) and cardiovascular disease risk factors among U.S. Hispanic/Latino adult populations suggests that severe obesity may be associated with considerable excess risk for cardiovascular...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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