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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,...

2014-05-14 16:25:46

ROSEMONT, Ill., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...

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 20:23:14

Burlington and WomenHeart Tour raises $1.4 million to advance education and awareness in this high-risk community WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, at the launch of National Women's Health Week, findings from the recent nationwide Heart of Style Tour, a partnership between WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and Burlington Stores reveal that Hispanic-American women were found to be physically inactive and have body mass index (BMI) in the...

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...

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...

2014-05-08 09:04:44

Today’s college students are increasing the risk of cancer later on, especially racial minorities Parents, forget the comfort food! It’s time to send your college students care packages of fruit, veggies and exercise gear instead. A new study from Northwestern Medicine® and Northeastern Illinois University found that the majority of college students are engaging in unhealthy behaviors that could increase their risk of cancer later on. Racial minority students could be at an even...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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