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2014-09-11 12:26:49

The Obesity Society Calls FDA Approval of Contrave a Step to Improve Health, Weight of Nation SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the number of Americans affected by severe obesity continues to rise, equipping our nation's doctors with proven and effective tools to treat patients for this disease is increasingly important. Today's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement that Contrave(TM) (combination of naltrexone sustained release [SR]...

2014-09-11 08:28:13

Physical activity alone is not enough to reach weight loss goals; New technology integration pairs activity tracking with Weight Watchers tools and support to make smart food choices NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) is announcing today seamless syncing with popular activity monitors and apps, bringing millions of fitness wearable users the opportunity for a more complete and integrated weight loss experience. Making changes to...

2014-09-05 23:05:11

By incorporating the healthiest and most effective principles of the Atkins, Paleo and Mediterranean Diets with their pure hormone diet treatments, Diet Doc offers patients nationwide a diet that really works. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 Diet Doc has combined decades of research, the knowledge and expertise of their highly trained staff, their pure hormone diet treatments and customized diet plans with the healthiest and most effective principles of the Mediterranean,...

2014-09-04 23:08:39

Yo-yo diets, such as the Fast Diet, fuel a $59 billion industry and, experts agree that, most clients may, not only compromise their health, but regain all or even more weight than they lost Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 One quick internet search will populate hundreds of fad diets, almost always promising the miracle cure for melting embarrassing excess fat. The latest craze, The Fast Diet, allows people to eat whatever and as much as they like for 5 days of the week...

2014-09-04 16:27:41

Health Coaches 'Walk Across America' to Spread the Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle OWINGS MILLS, Md., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss products and programs, is pleased to announce its second annual National "Discover Your Optimal Health" Day presented by its Take Shape For Life division. The purpose of this day is to encourage a lifestyle of healthy eating habits and...

Lap-Band procedure
2014-09-04 03:00:35

Rebecca Hughes, Group Health Research Institute In JAMA and The BMJ, Group Health researcher weighs pros and cons The number of bariatric surgeries done each year in the United States has ballooned. Now, in an August 27 state-of-the-art review in The BMJ and a September 3 editorial in JAMA, David Arterburn, MD, MPH, weighs the evidence on the benefits and risks of the various types of this surgery. “It’s critical that we find effective—and cost-effective—ways to treat severe...

Training Your Brain To Prefer Foods That Are Healthier
2014-09-03 03:38:18

Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus Boston researchers see benefit from behavioral weight loss program designed to curb food addiction It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods, according to new research by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University and at Massachusetts General Hospital. Published online today in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes,...

2014-09-03 08:32:46

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM), the developer of medical devices using neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced the publication of results from the Company's ReCharge Pivotal Trial of VBLOC Vagal Blocking Therapy delivered via the Maestro® System for the treatment of patients with obesity in the September 3, 2014 issue (doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10540) of The...

2014-09-03 08:29:10

BURLINGAME, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Author, Rosemary Hershey, takes on three important and seldom addressed questions for over age 40 women dieters who are yearning for solutions to overeating and discovering tools to sustain wellness practices. 1. Why do so many weight programs fail?2. How exactly do weight programs fail over 95% of dieters?3. How can women change the failure paradigm to success? Hershey, in her book "Diet-Bailout," outlines a blueprint that guides...

low carb for heart health
2014-09-03 07:36:24

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Low-fat or low-carb – which type of diet is better when it comes to battling obesity and maintaining heart health? Researchers from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine are weighing in on the longstanding debate. In the latest edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine, lead author Dr. Lydia Bazzano, a professor of nutrition research at the New Orleans-based university, along with colleagues from...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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