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  1. There is no question that in today's digital age, the sheer quantity of health information available online can be confusing to sift through. With ever-increasing rates of obesity in the West, having trustworthy information on how to not only lose we...
  2. Childhood obesity is a major problem in the U.S. and the pandemic has made healthy eating even harder. A recent study found kids are now eating more pizza, burgers, fries and other fast-food items than in previous years. According to the National C...
  3. According to the national center for health statistics, (NCHS) (2006) diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the u.s., accounting for approximately 72,815 deaths in 2004. Although the death rate of diabetes decreased by 0.9 percent from 2003...
  4. Emergent

    Obesity a huge factor

    Very informative article. Read the whole article, good, solid explanations of the science. Probably a factor in why the United States has been hit so hard. https://hub.jhu.edu/2020/06/01/david-kass-obesity-covid-19/
  5. Decrease Your Sugar Intake I know you have heard this before and probably more times than you care to remember, but it works. Depending on your body type you should have the percentage of calories in your diet from carbohydrates be somewhere betw...
  6. J.Adderton

    When Willpower Isn’t Enough

    Findings from a large-scale international study, recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found a drug used to treat diabetes is also effective against obesity. Researchers report when semaglutide is given in high doses to people s...
  7. Empire Chick

    Evidence Based Weight Loss

    In obesity, I came to the crossroads many times on what to do for help. I have tried many diets, I have taken many pills. Any snake oil, charm, powder, pill, topical cream, a corset torture device, weird massager, infomercial 2 am promise you'll be t...
  8. Brenda F. Johnson

    The Obesity Problem in Rural America

    Vulnerable PopulationPublic health has focused on the vulnerable patients in our society for the past few decades, but now they are looking at how "place" plays a factor. According to the article, "Health in Rural America: Remembering the Importance ...
  9. When I googled the word obesity I was astonished to find that I had 156,002,803 results. What is Obesity?Wikipedia describes it as a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health...
  10. For Part One of this series go to Trust Your Gut?... GUT FEELINGRecent research has shown that bacteria living in your gut are linked to anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and autism. It makes sense - we’ve all said it at some point, “I have a gut fe...
  11. Weight discrimination is the treatment of someone in an unfair manner due to the person's size. Even though extremely thin individuals are occasionally treated poorly due to their size, overweight and obese people are the most frequent targets. Weigh...
  12. Empire Chick

    Suck It IN

    Last week I hit a milestone. I fit into scrubs. The tops and the bottoms. I paraded around the living room checking if I could bend and turn. I wanted to know if there were bulges showing or some unsightly side effect. Nope. I'm no movie star but I...
  13. I think people who propose "Healthcare workers should be fit otherwise they can't be trusted." or "I can't trust a fat doctor." have not properly thought out the situation. The statements are front doors to a complex situation of lifestyle that is si...
  14. Obesity - Implications For Nursing

    I was just wondering what everyone thought the implications of the rise in obesity has been for nurses/nursing? Obviously with the rise in type2 diabetes, strokes, heart problems etc we have more to care for And the cost of it to the NHS is...
  15. SafetyNurse1968

    Using Bacteria to Control Your Weight

    To read Part One in this series, go to Trust Your Gut? A Fecal Transplant Could Change Your Life Sally (not her real name), a 32-year-old-woman, was visiting her physician for a routine follow up appointment after a long battle with a Clostridium dif...
  16. Our country's rising trend over the past few decades of eating processed food and dining at fast food restaurants has added to the obesity problem according to the article, "Obesity is bankrupting America, disease costs soar," by J.D. Heyes. Convenie...
  17. Holiday season is upon us. The struggle is real. I'm still fighting the good old battle of weight loss and at 300 to 305 and my body may be hanging out in plateau island again. It's time to reevaluate my eating habits, drink more water, get more slee...
  18. Rita McMillan, age 41, reports to her place of employment, a large community hospital located in an upscale suburb of a large Midwestern city. She has been employed at the same hospital as an RN house supervisor in the pediatric intensive care unit f...