Monthly Archives: February 2010

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Sooner Rather Than Later for Weight-Loss Surgeries for Teens

Timing of Weight-Loss Surgery in Teens Important Link to Article| TUESDAY, Dec 29th 2010 (Reuters Health) -- When it comes to weight-loss surgery for very obese adolescents, having the surgery sooner rather than later may yield a better long-term outcome, new study findings hint. Surgical treatment for extreme obesity may be appropriate for some adolescents, …

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1 in 5 Canadians Are Diagnosed with Hypertension

High Blood Pressure: Canada's Crisis in the Making Link to Article| THURSDAY, Feb 18th 2010 (CBC News) -- High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is becoming a national crisis, particularly among younger Canadians, say health authorities. That's because obesity rates, physical inactivity and diabetes are on the rise - all known risk factors for …

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Medical Community Answers Yes to Bariatric Surgery Treatment

Confidence Rises in Weight-Loss Surgery Link to Article| Written By: Richard Martin SUNDAY, Jan 31st, 2010 ( -- Every year, about 250,000 people in the United States undergo surgery to lose weight, paying - or having their insurance companies pay - tens of thousands of dollars for procedures that essentially restrict how much food they …

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Recession Weighs on Waistlines

Recession Weighs on Waistlines Link to Article|,0,1108878.story THURSDAY, Jan 14 2010 (Chicago Tribune) -- The economic downturn is busting wallets and bursting waistlines as consumers shift their eating habits to help their budgets. With unemployment in the double digits, consumers who find themselves increasingly strapped have turned to cheaper means to feed their families. …

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Sleep Apnea in Teens Causes Daytime Learning & Behaviour Problems

Heavy Teens at Risk for Sleep Apnea Link to Article|htto:// Written By: Joene Hendry TUESDAY, Dec 22, 2010 (Reuters Health) - Being overweight or obese boosts a teenager's risk of developing the nighttime breathing disorder obstructive sleep apnea, new study findings hint. Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, occurs when airway passages become blocked during sleep, …