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Health

One Step Closer to New Treatment Option for Obesity

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Last week, the New England Journal of Medicine, the nation’s premier medical journal, released an article describing new discoveries related to the FTO gene and its link to obesity, bringing with it hopes for new treatment options.

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Health

More Than Willpower: Research Into Understanding Obesity

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Three recent articles in scientific journals explore some of the underlying factors that contribute to obesity. The articles show that we must move beyond the strongly held societal beliefs that obesity is merely an issue of willpower and look for the deeper roots of the condition — in our genetics, how we are raised, and even the size of our plates.

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Film & Television · News

THE BIG PICTURE—‘ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME’

By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
In an upcoming documentary, an icon tells the story of her early days on the stage, the false starts, the failed and full-blown romances, and her present-day struggles with time as she soldiers on from rehearsal to performance, cursing, praying, laughing, despairing, and wrestling with the tricks aging plays on us.
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General Medical

National Diabetes Awareness Month – November Isn’t Just the Month of Thanksgiving

By Keri Gans, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.
When you think of the fall season, you are probably thinking about the leaves changing color, the temperature getting cooler and the holidays around the corner. For most, this time of year can be very challenging. Am ong those challenges is our nutritional health, which may be why November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that 24 million…
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General Medical

New Year, New Diet, a New Commitment

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
This week, as the world knows, Oprah Winfrey famously begins her journey back to a healthy weight. As Jo Levy writes for Examiner.com: It is something to think about when a billionaire with chefs and personal trainers has a hard time saying no to food how the average person without those resources can. Thus the struggle for so many to…
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General Medical

Ask Dr. Pat: Begin 2009 with Mindful Eating – a Diet for Life

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Dear Dr. Pat, I began a diet just before Thanksgiving and lost three pounds in 2 weeks by giving up bread, sugar and wine and eating smaller amounts. I saw my GP before starting the diet and found that my cholesterol was high, my triglycerides were high and my diabetic monitoring test, hemoglobin A1C, was in the borderline range…almost diabetic. …
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Emotional Health

Health News: HRT Patches vs. Pills; Cancer Options Coming Soon; STDs Up in Over-45s; Dance to This Video Right Now

By Womens Voices for Change
Think of It As a Luscious Band-Aid: Women who opt for hormone replacement therapy now may want to reject the pill for a patch: a new British study shows that those who used patches had significantly less risk of (otherwise unfortunately common) gallbladder problems. When rates of the illness among HRT users and women who did not use HRT were…
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