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Can Obesity Spread Through Social Connections?

Take a peek at your family and friends.  Do the bulk of them seem to be overflowing their chairs? A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (N Engl J Med 2007;357:370-9) found that if you’re struggling with your weight, there is a good chance that your friends and family are, too. Using […]

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Do One Great Thing For Yourself

It starts with watching this video: 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?  DocMikeEvans If you are receiving this post via email you might have to view it online.  Click here.  

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How Obesity Threatens Our Future

Since 2006, Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released an annual report on obesity.  This year’s report, F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011 (available as a PDF download), unveils some downright alarming statistics. Some Major Findings: Adult Obesity Rates and Trends (2008-2010)  Adult obesity rates rose […]

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Stand Up And Cheer

That’s Right!  Cheer for how much you will be helping your health by not sitting so much.  Check out these stats and graphics courtesy of Medical Billing and Coding.org. Via: Medical Billing And Coding

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A Healthy Eating Lesson On The Subway

New York city, uptown #2 train, Saturday night.  Not too crowded, most people are wearing their subway stares – avoiding eye contact, eyes glazed over, ipod earbuds in place, bodies rocking with the motion of the train.  My trip isn’t long enough to pull out something to read, so I start to scan the ads […]

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Obesity Spreads Through Social Ties

Take a good look around you – at your family and friends.  Do the bulk of them seem to be overflowing their chairs? A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (N Engl J Med 2007;357:370-9)  seems to indicate that if you’re struggling with your weight, there is a good chance that your […]

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Moms: Here’s Another Responsibility To Shoulder

I’m a Mom, too, and I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel as though I carry both the blame and responsibility for just about everything. Mom’s Role in Preventing Obesity Well, here’s one more thing.  A recent online survey of 1,037 women, 18 and older, by HealthyWomen, an independent online health information source […]

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Rx: Apples And Some Broccoli

A Prescription For Veggies? Yea for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the docs at three medical centers who are writing prescriptions for produce for families with weight problems. Families with low incomes get coupons for produce that they can redeem at local farmers’ markets. The value of a coupon is $1 per person per day. […]

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