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2014-05-20 12:33:17

Parents more likely to give schools a D or F when it comes to nutrition and physical education, says U-M National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents - especially those of overweight children - give schools a failing grade for efforts to encourage healthy habits that combat childhood obesity, according to a new poll from the University of Michigan. According to the latest University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital...

2014-05-20 10:02:40

American Thoracic Society In patients with congestive heart failure, obesity and a larger waist size have paradoxically been associated with a better prognosis in the prior investigations. This effect, known as the obesity paradox phenomenon, is now being demonstrated in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension. "Obesity-related illnesses, particularly obesity hypoventilation syndrome and sleep apnea, may play a role in the development of pulmonary hypertension, and so we examined...

2014-05-16 23:10:04

Chinese Secrets To Fatty Liver And Obesity Reversal created by Abe Hsieh is a new program that introduces to people a fatty live diet plan and strategies on how to reverse their fatty liver disease and obesity naturally. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Chinese Secrets To Fatty Liver And Obesity Reversal is a new program developed by Abe Hsieh, a health consultant, who has over 19 years of experience in the health...

2014-05-16 23:08:40

N.C.O.F.®’s campaign intends to answer the questions most often asked by caregivers of children, “What can I feed my children and grandchildren that’s nutritious and healthy?” Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The National Childhood Obesity Foundation®, Inc. (N.C.O.F.®) announced its plans to launch a national “health and nutrition awareness” campaign featuring Celebrity Chef Nikki Shaw. The N.C.O.F.® awareness program will focus on educating children and...

2014-05-16 20:20:21

Renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz is looking forward to a busy summer as patients seek solutions to obesity LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the phones of Dr. Michael Feiz's Southern California offices ring throughout the day, any thought of a Memorial Day or summer vacation seems a million miles away. A call regarding a past lap band at the doctor's Beverly Hills Office is followed by a prospective patient asking about a weight loss surgery at Marina Del Rey...

2014-05-16 08:26:21

BOSTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gelesis, Inc., a clinical stage company developing a new category of therapy to safely treat overweight, obese and diabetic patients, has raised $12M as it advances the development of its lead product, Gelesis100, toward commercialization, bringing the total amount Gelesis has raised to over $42M. GELESIS100 is a smart pill that is designed to treat the physiological symptoms of hunger without surgery, invasive procedures or systemic...

2014-05-15 16:27:52

Beverly Hills Physicians knows that not all weight loss surgeries resolve obesity right away, but additional treatment is always available LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The medical team at Beverly Hills Physicians understands that going through a surgery only to find disappointing results can be extremely difficult, whatever the cause of the surgery's failure. Regardless, they are ready with such highly effective solutions as lap band revision to gastric sleeve...

2014-05-15 11:33:25

AAOS Obesity is associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, independent of whether or not the patient has an obesity-related disease or condition (comorbidity), according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery(JBJS). More than half of TKR patients have a body mass index (BMI) within the obesity range (greater than 30 kg/m²), which has been linked to a higher risk for related comorbidities such as diabetes,...

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,...

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