Navigation Links
Obesity is Declared a Disease by the American Medical Association yet Americans are Living Longer
Date:7/30/2013

he nation as a whole. This amount averages to $500 to $600 per American, and it takes into account both direct costs associated with diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and indirect costs of obesity such as loss of workplace productivity.

About one third – approximately 100 million Americans – are considered obese. This number is spread fairly evenly across all age groups. While obesity among adults is a serious concern because of the strain it places on American health care resources and economic productivity, many observers believe childhood obesity is even more serious a problem. Although the obesity rate among US children is lower than the adult obesity rate, the gap appears to be closing and there is fear that today’s obese children will develop obesity-related complications at a younger age than earlier generations of obese Americans did.

Obesity treatment for Americans of all ages is often hindered by the view that obesity is the result of choices and not any inherent physical causes. Medical students normally receive little training in obesity, and doctor advice to obese patients often consists of little more than the generic instruction to exercise and eat right. The minimal time a physician spends with a patient during a typical doctor visit does not lend itself to any insightful understanding of what an obese patient may really require, or even all the symptoms he or she may be suffering. The instruction to eat right and exercise is usually sound—whether a patient is obese or not—but it often falls short.

Elderly Americans can face additional challenges when it comes to treating obesity. Any obesity treatment for older Americans has to weigh the possible benefits of treatment agai
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Disrupted Sleep May Raise Risk for Obesity, Diabetes: Study
2. Obesitys Health Costs Double Earlier Estimates
3. Troubled Homes May Fuel Obesity in Girls
4. Childhood Obesity May Raise Odds of Adult Liver Cancer
5. Could the Childhood Obesity Epidemic Be Ebbing?
6. New research finds no association between white potato consumption (baked, boiled mashed) and obesity, Type 2 diabetes or systemic inflammation
7. Mayo Clinic: Obesity epidemic fueling rise in rheumatoid arthritis among women
8. Treating childhood obesity: A family affair
9. Rising Obesity Rates Might Mean More Rheumatoid Arthritis
10. Research May Point to New Obesity Treatments
11. U.S. Obesity Rate Set to Soar, Costing Billions: CDC
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/22/2014)... (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The ... (Short Acting, Intermediate Acting, Premixed), Modern Human Insulin ... Apidra, Levemir, NovoRapid, Novomix, Tresiba, Others) - Forecast ... major drivers, restraints, challenges, opportunities, current market trends, ... along with the estimates and forecasts of the ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Cloud+MD Office 2.0 ... interoperable suite of medical software and services, designed ... providers, that produces “Actionable Information” to help Independent ... Systems and Billing Services optimize a wide range ... Quality, Greater Efficiency, Noticeable Cost Reductions and Better ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... For the past nine years, the LIVESTRONG Foundation ... tandem to help thousands of cancer patients and survivors ... help survivors connect to resources dealing with work discrimination ... to include referrals from PAF to LIVESTRONG to help ... emotional, and financial issues that accompany a diagnosis. ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Joining Conquer Paralysis Now as ... the next decade is Paralympic silver medalist and quadriplegic Jennifer ... became a quadriplegic from a spinal cord injury in 1998. ... a cure for paralysis. , “People define cure differently,” French ... something else. We have the image in our minds of ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 ... document management and workflow solutions, announced today their Gold ... 28 – 31 at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino ... Sage customers, Sage Summit draws thousands interested in taking ... leaders, learn how to solve business problems and educate ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Human Insulin Market Worth $42 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Human Insulin Market Worth $42 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Human Insulin Market Worth $42 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Human Insulin Market Worth $42 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Health News:Cloud-MD Software will soon Receive MU2 Certification 2Health News:LIVESTRONG Foundation and Patient Advocate Foundation Expand Partnership to Support the Needs of Cancer Patients and Survivors Nationwide 2Health News:LIVESTRONG Foundation and Patient Advocate Foundation Expand Partnership to Support the Needs of Cancer Patients and Survivors Nationwide 3Health News:Paralympian Jen French Announced as Conquer Paralysis Now’s First Champion 2Health News:Altec Announces Gold Sponsorship of Sage Summit 2014 2Health News:Altec Announces Gold Sponsorship of Sage Summit 2014 3
... that it's never too late for a person to start ... ,The researchers particularly taking into consideration the people who ... the exercise need not be of any strenuous nature but ... Dr Dietrich Rothenbacher, an epidemiologist at the University of Heidelberg ...
... variations on how hospitals spend for meals for their ... are spending four times the amounts spent by others.// ... average of ?61 on patients' meals per week as ... to The Scotsman newspaper, there are huge variations reported. ...
... be successfully located with or in pediatric practices, ... Medical Center and the N.C. Chapter of the ... journal Clinical Pediatrics, the researchers said, “With the ... mental health disorders in primary health care settings, ...
... therapy, when used to treat patients who are in ... chances of survival//, say researchers at Rhode Island ... patients over seven years, the median survival rate at ... to 42 months when thermal ablation was followed by ...
... his colleagues working in the laboratory of Dr. Stanley ... that controls// the sensitivity of human cancer cells to ... of research striving towards increased effectiveness of ... in advance of its scheduled August 1 publication date ...
... devised a chip that can be implanted into a patient's arm, ... medical personnel to easily get hold of patients' medical data. , ... have launched the program to test this product, which will go ... ,The chip can be interpreted with the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Exercise Activities Helps To Avoid Heart Ailment 2Health News:Mental Health Providers Can Be Successfully Located With Pediatricians 2Health News:Combination Therapy to the Rescue off Lung Cancer Patients 2Health News:Combination Therapy to the Rescue off Lung Cancer Patients 3
(Date:7/21/2014)... 21, 2014 Companies that supply Durable ... often contact consumers directly about purchasing such supplies ... use. The American Osteopathic Association,s House of Delegates ... from companies that supply Durable Medical Equipment unless ... the physician and the patient. ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... , July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Top Brooklyn ... Pediatrics responds to an article, which suggests that caffeine ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140718/128611 A ... giving coffee to children, but now it happens rather ... A new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, discussed ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... LOS ANGELES , July 21, 2014 ... Procurement Agency (LOPA) is utilizing the CompuMed, ... (OPO) Solution to improve donor organ recovery. ... platform to provide real-time access to its ... critical care consulting.      (Logo: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:American Osteopathic Association Calls for Eliminating Unsolicited Requests to Purchase Medical Equipment 2Dr. Michael Gabriel a Brooklyn Pediatrician Comments on an Article, Which Suggests Caffeine May Be Dangerous for Children 2Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency Leveraging CompuMed to Secure More Donor Hearts 2Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency Leveraging CompuMed to Secure More Donor Hearts 3
HemataSTAT II has a manual reader. It uses both 0.5 and 1.1 ID capillary tubes., , Spins in just 60 seconds , Built-in reader with LCD display , Accuracy comparable to NCCLS reference method , Lid lo...
... the easiest test to use on the market. ... no hands-on time. Critical care instructions can be ... the pediatrician's office. Valuable information can be obtained ... Now the focus can be on the results ...
The QuickScreen Pro Multi Drug Screening Test is a rapid, self-timing, qualitative immunoassay for,the detection of drugs of abuse in urine....
... Tests are qualitative immunoassays for detecting elevated levels ... is fast and results are easy to interpret. ... darker than the control band, then ovulation will ... If the test band does not appear or ...
Medicine Products: