Odds of Losing Weight Stacked Against Obese Individuals

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 30, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The American Journal of Public Health recently published new research that finds that few obese persons ever reach normal weight or are able to keep any lost pounds off. The study, which was conducted by researchers at King’s College London in the UK, found that only 1 in 210 obese men and 1 in 124 obese women were ever able to achieve normal weights.  The chances were worse for severely obese individuals, with just 1 in 1,290 men and 1 in 677 women ever being able to maintain a normal weight.

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The Debate over Testosterone Therapy

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Low testosterone can cause erectile dysfunction, reduced sexual desire, and infertility. In addition, some men may also experience increased body fat, decreased bone density, hot flashes, and sleep disturbances. Others may also experience a decrease in motivation and self-confidence.

Men with reduced testosterone levels can experience benefits with testosterone therapy, but many clinicians are still concerned about whether treatment is appropriate and what its risks and benefits are.

Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, an associate clinical professor of urology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, noted the issues to it being called “the male menopause”. However, he stated what “is valuable about these terms is that they convey to the public a condition that has strong similarities to something they already know, making it easier to understand".

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Cleft Lip/Palate Cause Much More Than Cosmetic Problems

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 16, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Many do not know that cleft lip or palate can cause more than just cosmetic issues. Beyond mere appearance, children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial disorders face numerous medical challenges. Individuals with craniofacial disorders can expect to experience serious airway, feeding, speech and hearing problems, as well as social and psychological challenges.

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Say Goodbye To Trans Fats

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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Is Chocolate Really Good For Us?

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jul 2, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The average American consumes about 4.5 kg of chocolate each year.  It tastes delicious and stimulates the release of endorphins, which are “feel-good” hormones. However, is chocolate really good for us?

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Choking Prevention and Safety Tips

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Jun 25, 2015 10:00:00 AM

This week is Safety Awareness. Do you know what to do in the event of a choking? Do you know how to recognize the signs of choking?

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