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Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery star
Bariatric surgery is the most effective form of weight loss and can be life changing for many. This article will review the outcomes of the various procedures.

10 Reasons to Diet star
This article reviews some of the reasons people diet and provides some important points to consider when starting a diet.

A Review of Common Diets star
Most of us have attempted to diet at some point in our lives. The goal of dieting varies and there are a variety of diets available to help achieve our health goals. This article reviews some of the more popular, safe and successful diets.

Causes of Obesity star
Obesity is one of the top social concerns of our day. It is associated with an increased risk of chronic medical problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. It is a potentially preventable condition. This article will discuss the contributors to obesity.

Diet Basics star
Most of us eat what we have been taught by our families but is this the ideal diet for a healthy life? This article reviews the components of a healthy diet.

Epidemiology of Hypertension star
Hypertension is a condition whereby the blood pressure is consistently over 140/90 in an untreated individual. Its management is the most common reason for doctor’s visits in non-pregnant adults in the U.S. Read this article to learn who is affected.

Essential Nutrients star
The crucial part of healthy eating is a balanced diet. A balanced diet - or a good diet - means consuming from the different food groups in the right quantities. This article will discuss the essential nutrients necessary for a healthy body.

Evaluation of Heart Disease star
Heart disease, most prevalent medical condition in the adult population is a well-studied problem and the knowledge gained has led to precise evaluation and treatments. Read this article to learn about tests which can identify the presence of this disease.

Heart Disease Presentation star
The number 1 killer, heart disease, develops gradually and then presents with acute life-threatening problems or subtly with mild symptoms. Read this article to understand the signs and symptoms.

Heart Disease Prevention star
Heart disease, the most common cause of death in both men and women in the U.S., can present with as an acute life-threatening problem or subtly with mild symptoms. The good news is: it can be prevented in many cases. Read this article to learn more.

Hemorrhagic Stroke star
Hemorrhagic strokes represent 20% of all cerebrovascular accidents (CVA). The presentation and management are different than an ischemic stroke and the prognosis is much worse. Read this article to learn more.

How the Body Uses Nutrients star
The main fuel for the body is carbohydrates, fat and protein. These nutrients are provided through a variety of food sources. This article will discuss how the body uses these nutrients for energy.

Hypertension Evaluation star
Hypertension is defined as blood pressure greater than 140/90. Once hypertension is diagnosed a thorough evaluation is indicated to discover possible causes of secondary hypertension. Read this article to learn about the necessary tests.

Ischemic Stroke star
An ischemic stroke occurs when the blood supply to a region of the brain is blocked resulting in tissue death. It is the cause of 80% of all strokes. The causes of the ischemia are variable but atherosclerosis (plaque build up in the arteries) is a major contributor. This article will explain more.

Medical Management of Obesity star
Obesity leads to many serious medical problems and premature death but can be reversed. Diet, regular exercise and behavior modifications are effective in select groups but for those with obesity other interventions maybe required. This article will review the medical treatments.

Medications for Hypertension star
High blood pressure is the most common reason for office visits in non-pregnant adults. Approximately 30% of adults in the U.S. suffer from this problem. Different categories of medications have been developed to treat high blood pressure. This article will review the various categories.

Micronutrients, Fiber and Water star
Fats, carbohydrates and proteins are the macronutrients that fuel our body. They however require micronutrients, fiber and water to support the body’s function. This article will review these nutrients.

Nutrition versus Diet star
What’s the difference between nutrition and diet? Read this article to learn the difference.

Obesity and Lifestyle star
More than 30% of people worldwide suffer from obesity. It increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Those who are obese have a higher rate of death and disease than normal weight individuals. This article discusses the role of lifestyle in the development of obesity.

Obesity Treatment star
Obesity is a worldwide epidemic, affecting more than 30% of adults. It leads to the development of many chronic diseases. Weight management is the key to prevent these dire consequences. This article will review treatments for obesity.

Prevalence of Obesity star
Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic. It is predicted that 50% of the world’s population will be overweight or obese by 2030. The concern about obesity is not the condition but the consequences. Read this article to learn more.

Surgical Management of Obesity star
Obesity leads to many serious medical problems and premature death but can be reversed. Diet, regular exercise and behavior modifications are effective in select groups but for those with obesity other interventions maybe required. This article will review surgical options.

The Development of Heart Disease star
The number 1 cause of death in the world is heart disease. It is preventable! The first step is to understand the factors that contribute its development. Read this article to learn how heart disease develops.

The Food Groups star
The crucial part of healthy eating is a balanced diet. A balanced diet - or a good diet - means consuming from all the different groups in the right quantities. This article will discuss the recommended amounts of these groups needed to have a nutritious diet.

Treatment of Heart Disease star
Heart disease, heart attack, myocardial infarction, plaque, hypertrophy, enlarged heart, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, mitral valve, aortic valve, artherosclerotic plaques, artherosclerosis, plaques, cardiovascular disease, smoking, obesity, diabetes, acute coronary syndrome, chest pain

Treatment of Hypertension star
There are two categories of hypertension or high blood pressure: benign essential and secondary hypertension. Treatment for secondary hypertension is dependent on the underlying cause. Read this article to learn about treatment options.

Types of Bariatric Surgery star
Bariatric surgery is the most effective form of weight loss and can be life changing for many. This article will review the different types of procedures done to facilitate weight loss.

Understanding Calories star
It seems everyone is trying to lose weight loss and trying one type of diet or another. The number of calories consumed and burned seemed to be one area of obsession; but what is a calorie? This article will explain.

Understanding Carbohydrates star
Carbohydrate is one of the macronutrients and is one of the 3 major sources of fuel for our body. It is the most plentiful source of fuel for the body and the one that is used most efficiently. This article will review how the body uses carbohydrates for energy.

Understanding Digestion star
Our body requires essential nutrients to function. We acquire our energy through the consumption of food. The process by which food is converted into energy is complex and fascinating. It starts with digestion and this process will be reviewed.

Understanding Fats star
Fat is one of the macronutrients and is one of the 3 major sources of fuel for our body. It comes from a variety of sources including plants and animals. The article will review how the body uses fat for energy.

Understanding Heart Disease star
Heart Disease is the number 1 cause of death in the U.S. and the world! What is Heart Disease? How does it occur? What can be done to prevent it? Read this article to find out.

Understanding Hypertension star
Hypertension or high blood pressure occurs when the blood vessels of the arterial system become constricted forcing the heart to work harder to pump the blood to the tissues of the body. Read this article to learn more about this common problem.

Understanding Proteins star
Protein is one of the macronutrients and is one of the 3 major sources of fuel for our body. This article will review the way the body uses protein to function.

Understanding Stroke star
TStroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is the 2nd most common cause of death worldwide and the 3rd most common cause of death in the United States. It occurs when there is a decrease in blood supply to the brain resulting in tissue damage. Read this article to learn more.

Understanding the Heart star
Heart Disease is the number 1 cause of death in the U.S. and the world! Most people know this but many people are not clear on how the heart works and why it is susceptible to damage. Read this article to learn more.

Weight Management star
Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic, affecting more than 30% of adults. More than 30% of children are overweight or obese increasing their likelihood of becoming obese adults. What can be done?

What is Obesity? star
The prevalence of obesity has risen sharply in the past decades and now has reached epidemic proportions. Obesity has become one of the top social concerns of our day. But what is obesity and why is it a problem? This article will explain.

What Will I Die From? star
What will I die from? Have you ever asked yourself this question? Most people choose not to think about it but we all have to die from something. Most of us hope and pray that it will be painless and much later. Giving some thought to this question could potentially save your life, earlier.

Who Develops Heart Disease? star
Heart disease kills more people annually than any other disorder. It develops slowly over time and can present with mild symptoms or cause sudden death. Some people are more likely than others to develop it. Read this article to know if you are at risk.

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