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- Introducing JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis. McDermott, Mary McGrae; Livingston, Edward H. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;1/2/2013, Vol. 309 Issue 1, p89
A quiz related to medical complications associated with obesity is presented.
- Hypothermia-Related Deaths--Suffolk County, New York, January 1999-March 2000, and United States, 1979-1998. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/2/2001, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p53
Deals with hypothermia-related deaths in the United States during 1979-1998 and case reports of hypothermia-related deaths during January 1999-March 2000 in Suffolk County, New York. Suffolk County's ranking among New York in number of hypothermia-related deaths for persons of all ages;...
- Obesity Could Follow Sleepless Nights. Wirestone, Clay // Diabetes Health Professional;Jun/Jul2012, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p22
The article discusses a study by Dr. Kristen Knutson of the University of Chicago, which revealed that sleepless nights and short sleepers or people who sleep for less than six hours have a higher body mass index (BMI) and are at a higher risk of obesity. Obesity develops when energy intake is...
- Hopeful about Sepsis. Ward, Paige // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jan2014, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p12
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Reducing Mortality from Sepsis," by Todd L. Allen in the November 14, 2013 issue.
- 135 EFFECT OF PNEUMONIA ON ALL-CAUSE AND CAUSE SPECIFIC MORTALITY IN MIDDLE AGED AND OLDER PERSONS IN THE EPIC-NORFOLK COHORT. Hawkins, K. R.; Wilson, A. M.; Luben, R. N.; Wareham, N. J.; Khaw, K. T.; Myint, P. K. // Age & Ageing;Jun2014, Vol. 43 Issue suppl_1, pi38
Introduction: Pneumonia and lower respiratory tract infections are the third leading cause of death globally. Mortality is assessed at 30 days post diagnosis; however, there is increasing evidence that pneumonia affects long term mortality. We aimed to compare the short, intermediate and...
- Obesity: A Growing Epidemic. Hunter, William // Destined Body: How Genetics & Environment Shape Us;2005, p8
This article deals with the obesity epidemic in the U.S., as of February 2005. Since 1980, obesity rates in the U.S. have doubled, going from 15 percent to nearly 30 percent of the adult population. As the number of people with obesity increases, the health complications and diseases associated...
- Obesity and Foot Problems: A Vicious Cycle. Wong, Kevin // American Chiropractor;Jun2014, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p40
The article discusses the risk of patients obesity and foot problems leading to body imbalance. It outlines the factors affecting the human body imbalances including foot arches, the form of the plantar vault of the foot and the triangular stability in feet. It also emphasizes that an increased...
- Management of Patients with Hernia or Incisional Hernia Undergoing Surgery for Morbid Obesity. Vilallonga, Ramon; Fort, José Manuel; Gonzalez, Oscar; Baena, Juan Antonio; Lecube, Albert; Armengol, Manuel // Journal of Obesity;2011, Special section p1
Morbidly obese patients (MOPs) are predisposed to developing abdominal wall hernias with the potential complication of small bowel obstruction and other morbidity. We report our experience in treating morbidly obese patients. Hernia prophylaxis has been attempted as a means of decreasing the...
- readers respond. Belly Up...! Wickenburg, Greg // PN;Nov2010, Vol. 64 Issue 11, p11
A letter to the editor is presented regarding the treatment of quad belly.