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Factoring the metabolic X syndrome
Factoring the metabolic X syndromeAlthough there is debate surrounding the definition of metabolic X syndrome in pediatrics and there are few long-term studies of outcomes in children with metabolic syndrome, pediatric metabolic syndrome needs to be on the radar of all pediatricians interested in ensuring a healthy adult life for their patients.
Tips for taking advantage of Labor Day 2016
Tips for taking advantage of Labor Day 2016Dermatologists, once considered generally immune to burnout, are seeing a sharp increase in occupational fatigue and we're offering some ideas for this Labor Day Weekend to help regain that strong work-life balance.
Treating obesity at ground zeroI found myself in the trenches of the war on obesity in 2000 when I began working as a general pediatrician at a local community clinic in Southern California. I immediately became aware of the day-to-day barriers that my patients were facing and I began to take on the responsibility of making sure that the children I was seeing would not only survive, but also thrive.
Eleven ways MACRA will impact your businessWhat impact will MACRA have on your organization? We asked experts to tell us.
BMI plays a role in safety with liposuctionResearch suggests BMI correlates with “safe” limits for aspirate volume.
The 5As of Obesity Management (VIDEO)Learn about The Canadian Obesity Network's 5As of Obesity Management™ simple framework to manage obesity.
Class III obesity linked with substantially elevated rates of total mortality: StudyOtherwise healthy, non-smoking adults with BMI values within the class III obesity range may considerably extend their life expectancy by avoiding additional weight gain, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine.
Having a TV in the bedroom leads to excess weight gainA study in more than 6500 youngsters aged 10 to 14 years from across the United States found that having a bedroom television confers an additional risk for obesity.
Higher maternal BMI linked to fetal death, stillbirthA meta-analysis has shown that even small increases in a mother's BMI can increase the risk of fetal death, stillbirth, and neonatal, perinatal, and infant death.
Aetna weight-loss program to include Belviq, QsymiaAetna is launching a pilot program to test the benefits of FDA-approved, prescription weight-loss drugs combined with lifestyle support.