The impact of obesity on time spent with the provider and number of medications managed during office-based physician visits using a cross-sectional, national health survey
- The cost of saving blushes. Shah, Rupal // Update;Sep2006, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p5
The article presents information on a survey that examined the views of 250 general practitioners with respect to the diagnosis of obesity in Great Britain. The survey showed that the reason behind the doctor's delay to diagnose obesity was their avoidance to discuss the issue because of the...
- Obesity-Exacerbating Conditions. Kohlstadt, Ingrid // Townsend Letter;Jun2008, Issue 299, p133
The article offers tips for doctors to help assist medications for patients with obesity-exacerbating conditions (OECs). It is suggested that physicians can apply physical exam in assessing obesity. It is recommended that examining the oral cavity offers information about nutritional status,...
- Fit or Fat... You'd Be Surprised. Agoglia, John // Club Industry (07478283);Sep2003, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p6
Comments on the prevalence of obesity in New York City, according to a survey conducted by the New York City Health Department in September 2003. Percentage of residents who are either overweight or obese; Definition of being overweight; Obesity rate in the Bronx; Fitness clubs in the city.
- The nutrition transition: worldwide obesity dynamics and their determinants. Popkin, B. M.; Gordon-Larsen, P. // International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders;Nov2004 Supplement, Vol. 28, pS2
OBJECTIVE:: This paper explores the major changes in diet and physical activity patterns around the world and focuses on shifts in obesity. DESIGN:: Review of results focusing on large-scale surveys and nationally representative studies of diet, activity, and obesity among adults and children....
- How to Tell a Patient She's Fat. Hellem, Amy // Review of Optometry;9/15/2005, Vol. 142 Issue 9, p29
Shares a personal account on how to discuss obesity to obese patients. Encouragement of patient to lose weight; Difficulty of physicians to establish a new relationships with patients; Need of physicians to consider the emotion of patients in telling them their obese problems.
- Treatment of Obesity. Thompson, Warren G.; Cook, David A.; Clark, Marthew M.; Bardia, Aditya; Levine, James A. // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2007, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p93
For primary care physicians, obesity is one of the most challenging problems confronted in office practice. The disorder is increasing in prevalence despite the efforts of both patients and physicians. Treatment requires a multimodality approach that addresses diet, physical activity, and...
- Dishing Out Blame For Obesity's Rise. Dolliver, Mark // Adweek;4/19/2004, Vol. 45 Issue 16, p34
In polling conducted for health industry edition of "The Wall Street Journal Online," by Harris Interactive Inc., adults were asked to pick up to three" major reasons" for the rise in obesity. Elsewhere in the survey, 55 percent said they'd favor a law requiring restaurant menus to disclose the...
- Children's diet: obesity figures continue to gain weight. // MarketWatch: Food;Sep2005, Vol. 4 Issue 9, p14
The article focuses on childhood obesity rate in Europe and the U.S. It is expected that the next generation of young adults will enter the age group more overweight and obese than the current generation.
- Why We're Losing the War Against Obesity. Witt, Louise // American Demographics;Dec2003/Jan2004, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p26
Focuses on the obesity problem in the U.S. Prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents; Efforts of the U.S. government to address the obesity problem; Information on the medical costs attributed to diseases caused by obesity.