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By Guest Author On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Obesity Linked to Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds

People who are obese are 40% more likely to have atrial fibrillation, or rapid and irregular heartbeat, than people with a normal body weight, a new study has found. Atrial fibrillation can cause heart failure, More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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A quick guide to varicose veins

Varicose veins are a complicated condition that affects a broad range of people, most commonly experienced by those who are older, overweight, pregnant or have a family history of the condition. Ordinarily, the More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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AT&T Now Recognizes Excessive Sweating as a Disability

AT&T has added hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, to its list of relatively common medical conditions that it recognizes as a disability. The company is partnering with the International Hyperhidrosis Society More...

By Judy Morris On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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The Healthcare Boondoggle

A Government that controls health care also decides who lives and who dies by outlawing choice and implementing rationing.  Who wants an overpaid government bureaucrat sitting in front of a computer endowed with More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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Tips For Wiser Eating At Home

Nearly two-thirds of adult Americans are obese. People are considered overweight when their BMI goes over 25. To put it into perspective: if you are 5 feet 5” tall and weigh 150 pounds, you are overweight, and More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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France bans ‘unlimited’ soda refills in move to battle obesity

France has banned restaurants from offering unlimited refills of soda and sugary drinks, their latest bid to decrease the rise in the nation’s obesity rate. Hotels, restaurants and school cafeterias will More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Fitness trends for 2016 – It’s high time you stick to your New Year resolutions!

Did you resolve during 2016 New Year that you’ll get more active this year? Well, you would be rather alarmed to know that a staggering 65% of such so-called New Year resolutions turn to the wayside just after More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Is Liposuction the Answer to Your Problems?

For the past few years, the liposuction procedure has proven itself to be one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures within the United States, making it to the top of the list alongside breast implants. More...

By Guest Author On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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Some of the Most Common Myths about the Lap Band Dispelled

The lap band is a reasonably new type of bariatric surgery. The gastric bypass, by comparison, has been around for some 30 years. As a result, a lot of myths still exist about this new procedure. The reality is More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
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Sitting Is The New Smoking, And Other Causes Of Lifestyle Diseases

In case you aren’t sure what a “lifestyle disease” is, here’s a quick lesson. To put it basically, lifestyle diseases are diseases caused by the type of lifestyle you live. These include illnesses such as More...

By Adam Lee On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Creating A Healthier Office Creates a Healthier Business

The human body is an amazing machine that has overcome every evolutionary obstacle to reach its current incarnation. However, as we made the shift from hunter/gatherer types to farmers, merchants, service, and the More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Are Kids Becoming the New Couch Potatoes?

In recent years, there has been a rise in childhood obesity. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6-11 years in More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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1625 ‘Fat soldiers’ dismissed from US Army over weight

Excess body fat among soldiers caused 1,625 to be booted from the U.S. Army in 2012. A Thursday report said the military dismissals over failed health and fitness tests were 15 times higher than in 2007. Officials More...

By Robert On Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
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Mississippi leads nation in obesity

No state beat Mississippi in rates of adult obesity in 2011 according to the 2011 CDC state obesity map released Monday. Image/CDC Rates of obesity in the United States ranged from a low of 20.7 percent in Colorado More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, May 29th, 2010
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New York’s Salt Ban latest in Nanny State efforts

Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) from New York is proposing Bill A10129 which is would impose “up to a” $1,000 fine for the use of salt in food preparation in any restaurant per violation. Chicken McNugget Happy More...

By Robert On Thursday, March 11th, 2010
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The Fat Police are out in full force

Everybody from representatives from the Kansas legislature to the Mayor of New York City to university researchers certainly want to make it more difficult and expensive for you and I to enjoy such pleasures in More...


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