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Obesity and Diabetes: Diabetes patients are considered obese when they have a Body Mass Index over 30. Such patients are at greater risk for a host of other problems cardiovascular disease, cancer, sleep apnea, and poor quality of life. Tremendous research is being done to control, manage, and reverse obesity in diabetics and the educated healthcare professional can help.

Change Talk: Childhood Obesity

Change Talk: Childhood Obesity is a role-play simulation where you take the role of a healthcare provider and engage in a practice conversation with a virtual mother and her child. Through the conversation, you learn to apply Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to help them identify motivation for change, supporting them …

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Obesity Not Unhealthy for Some

Obesity does not always go hand in hand with metabolic changes in the body that can lead to diabetes, heart disease and stroke, according to a new published study… In a study at Washington University School of Medicine, researchers found that a subset of obese people do not have common …

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Obesity Risk Can Depend on Year of Birth

Before 1942, environmental factors were not as significant as in later years, when they are believed to be twice as strong… A multi-institutional research team at Massachusetts General Hospital has found out that environmental factors may outweigh genetic ones, as the risk of obesity that runs even in the same …

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