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family meals
2014-10-07 06:53:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In our fast paced world, sitting down for a family meal is difficult. Doing it on a regular basis is even more difficult. But the benefits have been shown to outweigh the challenges, with the positive impacts ranging from a decrease in cyberbullying to better health for the entire family. Obesity at all age levels is an increasing worry in the health field, but especially for adolescents, as obesity at this age will likely carry...

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2014-09-05 05:29:47

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the first time ever, adult obesity rates have exceeded 35 percent in two US states, and no state in the country had obesity rates of less than 21 percent, according to the results of a new report released by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) on Thursday. The study, entitled "The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America," found that Mississippi and West Virginia...

2014-09-04 08:31:32

Rates Higher in South, and Among Blacks, Latinos and Low-Income Americans WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adult obesity rates remained high overall, increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The annual report found that adult obesity rates increased in Alaska, Delaware,...

2014-07-29 08:32:10

-- 2014 Nomination follows Previous Nomination in 2013 -- WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. and Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) announced today that BELVIQ(®) (lorcaserin HCl) has been nominated by the Galien Foundation and Awards Committee for the 2014 Prix Galien USA Award in the Best Pharmaceutical Agent category. BELVIQ was previously nominated for this award in 2013. "Eisai's commitment to patient care is the driving force behind our...

childhood obesity
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...

2014-07-10 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...

2014-06-05 23:15:16

LPW and The Waiting Room Magazine align its goals with HealthCorps in supporting the nation's youth and spreading health awareness. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The Leading Physicians of the World (LPW ) and The Waiting Room Magazine (TWRM) attended the HealthCorps 8th Annual Gala. HealthCorps is an organization founded by renowned heart surgeon and Daytime Emmy Award winning television host Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa to combat childhood obesity. HealthCorps has created a...

2014-05-30 23:08:37

Ace Medical Weight Loss Center shares tips on why health insurances do not cover obesity and weight loss treatments. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Insurance does not cover weight loss services. Does that mean obesity, as a medical condition, is not serious enough to be treated? There are multiple reasons why insurance does not cover the treatment of obesity. 1. There has been a fairly sudden rise in obesity The prevalence of obesity has risen in the last 50 years, and has...

2014-05-21 23:02:44

Company Leads Effort to Expand Medical Provider Adoption of Obesity Treatment through Training and Cutting-Edge Screening Technology Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL), the largest network for non-surgical medical weight loss providers in the U.S., plans to open its July CME seminar, held on July 10 through July 13 in Las Vegas, to non-participating members of the CMWL network in an effort to broaden the scope of medical providers with the tools...

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...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.