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Doctor insights on: Qualifications Of Obesity

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What are the statistics of obesity and anorexia in america?

What are the statistics of obesity and anorexia in america?

Staggering: Among americans age 20 & older, 154.7 million are overweight or obese (bmi of 25.0 kg/m2 and higher): 79.9 million men & 74.8 million women. 23.9 million children ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese; 33.0% of boys and 30.4% of girls. Of these children, 12.7 million are obese; 18.6% of boys and 15.0% of girls. One in 200 american women suffers from anorexia. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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What are the risks of obesity and diabetes in teens?

What are the risks of obesity and diabetes in teens?

Diabetes and others: Being obese at any age puts you at higher risk of developing diabetes and hypertension and of having an undesirable cholesterol pattern. The big worry for teens is that you have so many years of anticipated life ahead of you (more so than someone in middle age) so that developing these problems at an early age is more likely to lead to complications of diabetes and/or early cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of medical model of dementia?

What are the benefits of medical model of dementia?

Clear Diagnosis: There are a lot of important tests that are done and it can eliminate people with depression who are not demented as well as many medical conditions, all of which can be cured. ...Read more

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What's the cost of diabetes in america?

What's the cost of diabetes in america?

About US$180 billion: Estimates like these are fraught with difficulties. Anyway you look at it the number is huge. Figure in prediabetes, gestational diabetes and undiagnosed diabetes and total cost is somewhere around $220 billion. Data from the american diabetic association national diabetes fact sheet. ...Read more

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Are plastic surgeons from around the world required to register with the american board of medical special?

Are plastic surgeons from around the world required to register with the american board of medical special?

No: No that is really an option for most plastic surgeons. However most hospitals do require their plastic surgeons to show proof of board certification (but not all). Many surgicenters may not have this requirement. Office surgical suites may have no requirements. ...Read more

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Is completion of medical school one of the pre-requisites to becoming a fellow in the american academy of pediatrics?

Is completion of medical school one of the pre-requisites to becoming a fellow in the american academy of pediatrics?

Yes: A person must successfully complete medical school in order to become a physician. After 3 or more years of additional training in pediatrics, he or she can apply for membership to the aap. ...Read more

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What are some of the psychological benefits of weight training?

What are some of the psychological benefits of weight training?

Well being: The psychological benefits of weight training include feelings of well being, improve self confidence, increased energy, and overall improved health. All of this leads to a more productive lifestyle. ...Read more

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New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?

New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?

Haven't seen either: Article are written many ways and you need to see the article to clarify it. They may have looked at different groups, may have assumes the wrong information, put in misinformation, used different statistical models etc. An in depth analysis may explain this ...Read more

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How high is the percentage of major medical organizations are for circumcision?

How high is the percentage of major medical organizations are for circumcision?

Zero: I am assuming you are referring to circumcision of male newborns. No one advocates for the routine use of neonatal circumcision in the U.S. Both the american academy of pediatrics and the american urological association feel there are potential health benefits to circumcision; but, the benefits and risks must be weighed on an individual basis. Parents must choose what they feel is best. ...Read more

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What're the major causes of obesity in children?

Poor choices: poor food choices, lack of portion control, inactivity, TV time, are all contributing factors to obesity in the united states. ...Read more

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Are there any limitations of the kurtzke disability status scale (dss)?

Are there any limitations of the kurtzke disability status scale (dss)?

DSS limitation: Please see following internet page: http://www.Overcomingmultiplesclerosis.Org/about-ms/types-of-ms/kurtzke-edss-scale/.

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Which type of medical jobs deal with the brain?

Which type of medical jobs deal with the brain?

Many: Physicians such as neurosurgeons and neurologists deal with the brain. So also psychiatrists. Of course the brain underlies many attitudes and feelings in medicine so all deal with the brain at some time. Brain is dealt with by psychologists, social workers, nurses and a host of neuroscientists. The brain is central to how we behave, how we feel and how we respond. ...Read more

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What health risks are commonly associated with anorexia nervosa in terms of needing hospitalisation?

What health risks are commonly associated with anorexia nervosa in terms of needing hospitalisation?

Major Health Risks: Anorexia is associated w/malnutrition, electrolyte imbalances, damage to heart, kidneys, brain, other organs. See anad- natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit.Ly/14wd5ib. About 24 million ppl in us suffer from an eating disorder (ed). One ed, anorexia nervosa =the most fatal mental disorder: about 10% w/anorexia die from suicide/starvation/metabolic failure/other. ...Read more

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What factors increases the risk of diabetes 2 in people?

Multiple: Family history (if your parents, grandparents, kids, or siblings have it), if you ever had gestational diabetes, if you are overweight, if you are sedentary, if you have high cholesterol / blood pressure, and if you eat a high carbohydrate diet. Some things you can control, some things you cannot. Absolutely control the things that you can! ...Read more

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A level 4 psych Technician & a psych nurse, aside from different educational backgrounds, what's different in terms of scope of practice for each?

A level 4 psych Technician & a psych nurse, aside from different educational backgrounds, what's different in terms of scope of practice for each?

Medical training: Nurses have some medical training, but psychiatric technicians do not. Psychiatric technicians may have bachelor's degrees in "mental health" or developmental disabilities, but nursing training surpasses this. In some states also (and with additional training), nurse practitioners can practice independently. Psychiatric technicians cannot do this. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of childhood obesity?

What are the consequences of childhood obesity?

OBESITY.HI RISK: All kinds of diseases increase if someone is obese, especially if this obesity is scince childhood obese people have lower life expectancy than none obese ones. I suggest that an obese person should get medical help to loose weight immediatly. Please go visit your doctor and talk to him/her. ...Read more

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Is obesity the global cause of health problems?

Is obesity the global cause of health problems?

THE Cause...: Obesity is a major global problem and contributes to numerous other chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and cancer. Obesity for many is due to the combination of poor food choices/excess calories (mostly carbs) and a sedentary lifestyle. Here is a fact sheet on obesity: http://bit.Ly/lp2qiw. ...Read more