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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.

Trusting the Doctor

Nearly everyone will be faced with a medical issue at some point in their lives. This means that they will want to work with an experienced doctor who understands how to resolve these problems. Many people have discovered that they can get set up with the support that they need if they trust their doctor’s decisions. These are normally made by weighing some of the available evidence, so patients will be supported.

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Trusting the Doctor

U.S. Health Study reveals an Urgent Need for Lifestyle Changes

The American Heart Association responded to a study of U.S. Health that found Americans’ health falls below that of several countries largely due to poor diet and lack of exercise. The AHA set a goal to improve the health by 20 percent by the year 2020. The AHA initiated programs to motivate Americans to improve diet and physical activity. The AHA supports the Million Hearts federal initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Also the AHA will ensure the 2011 United Nations Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases continue to be a priority in world governments.

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U.S. Health Study reveals an Urgent Need for Lifestyle Changes

Married Cancer Patients Live Longer

It’s long been suspected that married people have a tendency to be healthier than single people. While that data may be accurate it could be because healthy people have a better chance of meeting people they are to be married to. So scientist decided to study cancer in married patients and single patients. The study concluded that married patients fared better than single patients that suffered specifically from cancer. Doctors and clinitions believed that it is because of the support role a spouse plays and because single patients are less like to get the appropriate treatment and are also less likely to follow through with the grueling treatments the patient ensure.

How Exercise Can Help Treat Depression and Anxiety

Exercise is quickly becoming a cure for a minor ailment and some moderate ailments. Studies show that walking or jogging a few times a week was as effective as medication when dealing with depression. It doesn’t have to be jogging or walking, any high intensity training that you can do several times a week.

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How Exercise Can Help Treat Depression and Anxiety

Airport Noise Linked to Heart Risks

A common joke, about older people, is to suggest that they aren’t fond of much loud noise, especially when younger new neighbors enjoy listening to music, more loudly, even late at night, when the more elderly enjoy peace and quiet while trying to sleep. Recent studies have shown, that living near excessive noise may bring about risks of cardiovascular ailments, more commonly, in those over the age of 65. Seniors, living near noisier airports, appeared to be 3.5% more likely to be hospitalized, due to heart conditions, than those, who live nearer to airports, which aren’t as noisy.

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Airport Noise Linked to Heart Risks

Yoga Has Limited Menopause Benefits

Menopause is a symptom that affects many women after a certain age, causing depression, anxiety, and other issues. The article shows that even though many believe Yoga to be a good solution to treatment of menopause, it is not the case factually. The article explains the studies that were conducted between a randomly assigned group of 249 women, who were broken into groups and tested to see if yoga helped them. In conclusion, the author states that even though there is no conclusive proof that yoga is helpful, it might still be worth giving a try.

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Yoga Has Limited Menopause Benefits

How Intense Study May Harm Our Workouts

New studies are showing that mental fatigue can actually induce physical fatigue. For example, a sample of men were shown to have less ability to psychologically endure workouts after doing mentally tiring activities. Even though the muscles themselves did not have trouble working, the individual showed psychological fatigue from the physical exercises. How a person feels physically is not necessarily a reflection of their muscles’ state.

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How Intense Study May Harm Our Workouts

Breakthroughs in Prenatal Screening

Some fantastic breakthroughs, in less-invasive methods of prenatal screening, are promising to provide vastly more accurate results. Expectant mothers are likely to be curious, about the overall health of the unborn child, from the early days of discovering the pregnancy, to their due date. It pains many mothers, to discover that their baby shows a high percentage of being afflicted with any variety of genetic disorder, such as Down syndrome, which results from an irregular number of chromosomes.

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Breakthroughs in Prenatal Screening

The ‘Healthy Obese’ and Their Healthy Fat Cells

There is some indication that many obese adults have a few healthy cells in their body. But some scientists are trying to discover which of these cells may indicate a healthy amount of fat. This could prove to be helpful for many weight loss experts that are out there. Some people may even be able to improve their health by changing a few things about their diet. This is fueling interest in new research in this area. soon.

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The ‘Healthy Obese’ and Their Healthy Fat Cells

Extreme Temperatures may Cause Heart-Related Deaths.

It takes only two days in hotter than normal temperatures to increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular events and even death. Scientists in Australia researched the effect of heat waves on people’s cardiovascular health for eight years, determining extreme temperature changes caused measurable increased physiological stress, sometimes even leading to death. Extreme cold can also lead to cardiovascular stress and death, although such instances were observed at a lower rate than those occurring during heat waves.

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Extreme Temperatures may Cause Heart-Related Deaths.

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