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August 7, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Transplant Centers Struggle With Donors’ Obesity

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When his mother’s kidneys began to fail three years ago, Ed Guillen knew what he had to do: donate one of his kidneys to her…He was ineligible to be a donor, even before tests to see if he was a genetic match.  At 5-foot-10 and around 280 pounds, Mr. Guillen, a 39-year-old software developer in […]

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Tags: Dr. Sandra Taler, NY Times, Obesity, organ transplant


June 11, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Looking Forward After 300-Pound Loss

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Gene Calkins figures he should be dead. But like a cat with nine lives, the 52-year-old rural Bloomer resident – whom his neighbor calls Morris after the feline star of 9Lives cat food commercials – has survived eight heart attacks. He also has shed more than 300 pounds during the past three years and feels […]

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Tags: Community Health Partnership, Dr. Kristen Bruxvoort, heart attack, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


May 14, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Needed: A Cure for Toxic Medical Statistics

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Ilogged on to my home page the other morning to see how my stocks were doing, and spotted a headline warning that obese fliers may be at risk because airline seat belts won’t restrain them in the event of a serious impact. This was not what I wanted to hear. I’m about 20 pounds overweight, […]

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Tags: obese fliers, Obesity, Wall Street Journal


May 8, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Researchers Link Obesity, Rheumatoid Arthritis

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When you stop and think about it, it seems logical. With obesity on the rise, more people are putting extra weight on sensitive joints. An increase in rheumatoid arthritis shouldn’t come as a surprise. For women, at least, it appears there is a link, Mayo Clinic researchers say. They studied hundreds of patients and found […]

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Tags: American College of Rheumatology, Arthritis Care & Research, Fulton Sun Calif, rheumatoid arthritis


May 4, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Rising Obesity Rates Might Mean More Rheumatoid Arthritis

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A new study suggests that severe weight gain might raise the risk for rheumatoid arthritis — a painful, chronic ailment — especially among obese women. The epidemiological research indicated that about half of the increase in rheumatoid arthritis cases in one Minnesota county may be linked to rising obesity rates there over three decades. “The […]

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Tags: Dr. Sherine Gabriel, Obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, Yahoo! News


May 2, 2012 · Leave a Comment

New Risk For Rheumatoid Arthritis: What Women Should Know

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Researchers find a surge in rheumatoid arthritis among women, driven perhaps by obesity. According to Mayo Clinic researchers, there appears to be a link between the two. Being obese could be fueling the painful autoimmune disorder among women that attacks and inflames the joints…Study co-author Eric Matteson, M.D., chair of the Division of Rheumatology at […]

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Tags: Dr. Eric Matteson, Obesity, rheumatoid arthritis


May 1, 2012 · Leave a Comment

As Waistlines Expand, Costs Soar

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The incidence of obesity in the United States has soared from 13 per cent to 34 per cent over the last 50 years, while the percentage of Americans who are extremely or “morbidly” obese has rocketed from 0.9 per cent to 6 per cent…$1,850 more per year in medical costs for an overweight person than […]

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Tags: Globe and Mail, medical costs, Obesity


March 9, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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March 9, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations oestreich.karl@mayo.edu […]

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Tags: Andy McMonigle, Cardiovascular Peptides and Myocardial Infarction, coronary artery disease, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, David L. Brown, Dr. Chet Rihal, Dr. Horng Chen, Dr. James Levine, Dr. John Burnett, Dr. Leslie Sim, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, iPad


March 2, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Tips for coping with eating disorders

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With today’s focus on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” it is important to know that about 10 million females and 1 million males suffer from an eating disorder. Eating disorders and obesity are usually seen as very different problems. But they share many similarities: Body dissatisfaction and unhealthy dieting practices. Feb. 26-March 3 is National Eating Disorders […]

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Tags: Anne Crosby, body dissatisfaction, eating disorder, Leslie Sim, National Eating Disorders Week, The Biggest Loser, unhealthy dieting practices, University of Minnesota


February 27, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Sitting is the new smoking

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I wrote this standing up. I want you to try reading it – on your feet. That’s right. Standing is the new sitting. For workplaces, for schools and for homes. And it makes sense, right? “Sitting is sort of the new smoking,” Dr. James Levine from the Mayo Clinic said when referencing sitting at a […]

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Tags: Dr. James Levine, sitting harms body and health, standing is the new sitting, University of Minnesota


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