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Overweight Patients Face Bias

Doctors need to be trained better on how to treat obese and overweight patients. The obese and overweight patients are treated less kindly than the normal sized patients. Doctors are not using empathy with obese and overweight patients making them less likely to want to visit the doctor’s office. Doctors often offer the normal weight patients upbeat advice without making comments about their weight.

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The Weight Loss Industry is Self Perpetuating

In order for companies that offer weight loss products to stay in business, there must be a constant supply of people who need to lose weight. Any program that is too successful at helping people lose weight and keep it off runs the risk of eliminating its customer base.

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Find Your “Happy Weight”

Finding your happy weight is the healthy routine that your body is comfortable with. Everyone does not like to go to Zumba classes or to run. Knowing your happy weight is what you have to do to maintain a happy weight because everyone is different. Finding your happy weight entails an eating plan that energizes you and is not stressful to maintain.

How Safe Is Cycling? It’s Hard to Say

There is no doubt that you can get hurt riding a bicycle, but it is hard to label the activity as something that is dangerous or safe. Many injuries are not reported or they skip the emergency room, leaving the statistics inaccurate. Many experts share different views on cycling. Some say an injury is inevitable while others who have cycled for years had no serious injury.

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How Safe Is Cycling? It’s Hard to Say

Commuting’s Hidden Cost

Commuting takes a heavy toll. Those who commute long distances to work, to play or to take their children to events are less healthy than those who walk where they want to go. Commuters get less exercise, and it is bad for their weight, their cholesterol and their blood sugar. They also miss out on sleep, and on socializing time with relatives and friends. Lately, though, many people are choosing to live in neighborhoods where everything they need is near at hand. And architects and designers are beginning to invent neighborhoods where these non-commuters can flourish.

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Commuting’s Hidden Cost

Flu Shots Tied to Heart Benefits

A review of recent studies have found that flu shots are tied to heart benefits. Five randomized trials that involved more than 6,400 heart patients were assessed. In these studies, a vaccination was associated with a decrease risk for cardiovascular event by 36 percent. This may be good evidence for skeptics to go get their flu shots.

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Flu Shots Tied to Heart Benefits

Slowing down

It can be difficult to find time for the small things in a fast paced world, but it could be a vital part of staying healthy. Many people will be glad to see that they can actually get better help by just taking things slow. This may mean that people should spend more time relaxing and just doing things that they enjoy in general. It could also mean that people want to find ways to remove stress from their lives in general.

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Slowing down

The Challenge of Diabetes for Doctor and Patient

There was a time when diabetes diagnoses were made in the ER as patients came in with severe symptoms, but more and more, primary care doctors are seeing obvious signs. That, says Dr. Danielle Ofri, seems to come from a more sedentary style of living, coupled with mass amounts of sugar in the common diet. Studies show that losing weight through exercise and diet can make a huge difference, but the jury is still out on whether those changes impact heart disease and other risk factors.

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The Challenge of Diabetes for Doctor and Patient

Vitamin D Ineffective for Preventing Osteoporosis

There is new research that seems to indicate that Vitamin D is largely ineffective when it comes to combating the onset of osteoporosis. This may make for interesting reading for anyone who currently suffers from the effects of this disease. These results are coming from a study which was recently published in The Lancet, which is a highly reputable journal of medicine from the UK.

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Vitamin D Ineffective for Preventing Osteoporosis

Everyday Jet Lag

There is some research that indicates that people may have certain preferences when it comes time to sleep. Scientists are referring to this as a chronotype, which has caused a fair bit of speculation about the different types of genes that may be involved. This research could go a long way towards explaining why many people tend to feel certain effects when they want to change their sleep patterns at night.

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Everyday Jet Lag

Fat and Thin Find Common Ground

There is a large amount of research that is showing that some obese people may actually have suffered from eating disorders at some point in their lives. They may have gained weight after they stopped trying to starve themselves or severely restrict their caloric intake. This has got the attention of many medical professionals out there, who are starting to adjust the advice that they are providing to patients.

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Fat and Thin Find Common Ground

Exercise as Preventive Medicine

There has been much said for getting enough exercise, but many people will be surprised to know that it may be able to function as preventative medicine. Many people will be impressed by the sheer array of different benefits that they can get when they exercise. For those concerned with heart disease or type 2 diabetes, exercise may be one of the most effective means of combating these types of illnesses.

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Exercise as Preventive Medicine

Worried About Radiation? Airport Scanners Pose Little Risk

This article is about the misconception of airport scanners and the amount of radiation you receive from it. It provides information to prove that the amount of radiation one experiences though an airport scanner is extremely low and would require thousands of scans per year. It also provides data on the fact that you receive more radiation during a flight than going through a scanner.

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Worried About Radiation? Airport Scanners Pose Little Risk

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