obesity

Bonding over body image

For many college students, the ever-present pressure to be thin has trumped the goal of being healthy. Females face body-image…

Cornucopia

Food-and Americas’ overconsumption of it-have become public health issues. We need therapy for what one expert calls our “national eating disorder.”

FDA approves device to treat obesity

On January 14, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Maestro Rechargeable System for certain obese adults, the…

Handling with care: The bariatric patient

Technological advances, special equipment, and screening algorithms help healthcare facilities and nurses meet the needs of bariatric patients while reducing worker injury.

Obesity continues to rise

According to report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of states with an obesity prevalence…

Obesity treatment devices resource

“Obesity Treatment Devices,” a section on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, provides information on the only two…
Secondary stroke

Secondary prevention of stroke

Every 40 seconds, a stroke occurs in the United States. This translates to approximately 795,000 strokes annually; of these, about…

Take Note

2/11/10 Three steps to lower childhood obesity Preschool children who do one or more of the following have a lower…
exercise child children kid obesity

Take Note – June 2008

Failure to rescue is most common safety mistake in hospitals       HealthGrades’ fifth annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study found…
std teenage women girl

Take Note – May 2008

One in four U.S. teenage girls has an STD According to a recent federal study, one in four American teenage…

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