The Contribution of Obesity to Prescription Opioid Use The Contribution of Obesity to Prescription Opioid Use

Might the obesity epidemic, with its accompanying prevalence of back, joint, and muscle pain, be partially responsible for the increasing prescription opioid use in the United States?Pain
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Conclusion To conclude, 16 weeks of progressive resistance and FE (3 times/week) significantly improved muscle strength, physical functioning and aerobic capacity without affecting blood pressure or glycaemic control in previously untrained older adults. In addition, leucine-enriched whey protein supplementation (3 times/day) did not yield further benefits. Nonetheless, 86% (42/46) of older adults were still performing strength- and cardiovascular- based exercise 6-months post-trial demonstrating clinical relevance. Finally, future research should focus on methods to incorporate high dietary-protein intakes (∼1.5 g/kg...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
By ETIENNE DEFFARGES According the 2019 Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, the U.S. ranks 35th out of 169 countries. Even though we are the 11th wealthiest country in the world, we are behind pretty much all developed economies in terms of health. In the Americas, not just Canada (16th) but also Cuba (30th), Chile and Costa Rica (tied for 33rd) rank ahead of us in this Bloomberg study. To answer this layered question, we need to look at the top ranked countries in the Bloomberg Index: From first to 12th, they are Spain; Italy; Iceland; Japan; Switzerland; Sweden; Australia; Singapore; Norway; Israel; Luxe...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Economics Health disparities Health Policy American healthcare Etienne Deffarges Mediterranean Diet Opioids world health Source Type: blogs
Dallas Fire-Rescue Medical Director Marshal Isaacs, MD, calls them "prime numbers." He’s referring not only to drug-seekers—although many of them belong to the population of patients who "fall off the grid" in between encounters with the healthcare system, and therefore pose a major challenge to being tracked over time. These patients can be transients or migrant workers; they can be living in short-stay accommodations like motels, and therefore moving frequently around a region; they can be suffering from mental illness or addiction and moving among rehabilitation centers; or they...
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It is not news that America is currently facing an unprecedented obesity epidemic, and one that would quickly have us learning to say no more often, resist the temptation to give in to our favorite foods and have better self-control over our eating patterns. However, contends Arlene B. Englander, this approach is as much of a problem as the epidemic itself. Diets are restrictive and often allow no room for error or introspection. And when people blame themselves for having a “bad” week, they create negative emotions which then often lead to compulsive overeating as a way to ease the pain. Englander likens this ...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Binge Eating Book Reviews Diet & Nutrition Disorders Eating Disorders Exercise General Habits Happiness Healthy Living Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Psychology Self-Esteem Self-Help Stigma Treatment Source Type: news
Matt, a 34-year-old data analyst from Texas, and his wife dated for seven years before getting married in 2013. When they didn’t live together, they had sex every time they saw each other. After they moved in, however, he says things changed. Their sex life became inconsistent. They’d have a really active week and then a month with nothing, or just one at-bat. It began to hurt their relationship. At one point early in their marriage, Matt’s wife got pregnant, but they weren’t sure the marriage was going to make it, so they terminated the pregnancy. Part of the problem for Matt, who spoke to TIME abo...
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In this study, we analyzed FGF21 levels and alterations in the expression of genes encoding components of the FGF21-responsive molecular machinery in adipose tissue from aged individuals so as to ascertain whether altered FGF21 responsiveness that develops with aging jeopardizes human health and/or accelerates metabolic disturbances associated with aging. We studied a cohort of 28 healthy elderly individuals (≥70 years) with no overt signs of metabolic or other pathologies and compared them with a cohort of 35 young healthy controls (≤40 years). Serum FGF21 levels were significantly increased in elderly indiv...
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Will you smell the robot in the room? Might documentaries explore the situation of bioprinted human organ transplantations on the black market? Will virtual reality cause a worldwide obesity epidemic? The Medical Futurist shares the weirdest ideas about how healthcare might look a hundred years from now. Or even further down the road. Let’s peek into a dystopic future of healthcare. Medical mind-games and weird ideas As The Medical Futurist, my job is to map out current technological trends, to distill the overall paradigm frame in which we are thinking about medicine and healthcare; and based on data, analytic...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Bioethics Future of Medicine 3d printing CRISPR digital gene editing Health Healthcare Innovation robotics Surgery technologies technology virtual reality VR Source Type: blogs
Halyard Health (NYSE:HYH) said today it won FDA clearance for its Coolief cooled radiofrequency thermal system designed for treating moderate to severe chronic osteoarthritis knee pain The Alpharetta, Ga.-based company claims that the Coolief is the 1st and only RF treatment to be cleared by the FDA for relieving OA pain. “I see many patients who suffer with chronic osteoarthritis knee pain in my practice who are not immediate candidates for knee replacement surgery due to co-morbidities, such as obesity or other chronic health issues. Coolief Cooled RF treatment provides significant pain rel...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Orthopedics Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Halyard Health Source Type: news
I wish I were as fat as I was the first time I thought I was fat, so something in Senior Editor Mark Friedman’s health column last week jumped out at me: Dr. Bruce Murphy, CEO of the Arkansas Heart Hospital, included artificial sweeteners in a list of factors contributing to the obesity epidemic that led his company to add weight-loss surgery to its menu of services. Last year, The New York Times revealing that, in the 1960s when I was a tot, the sugar industry actually paid researchers “to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead.” As a result of...
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The Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock recently began offering weight-loss surgery as a way to fight heart disease and rising obesity rates in Arkansas. The newly formed Bariatric &Metabolic Institute at the Arkansas Heart Hospital started seeing patients at the first of the year and has had “hundreds of patients” so far, said Dr. Samuel Bledsoe, the director of the institute. After the patients go through the necessary tests and screenings to determine if they are candidates for the weight-loss procedure, Bledsoe said, he estimates that by the summer he’ll be performing between 20 and 40 surgerie...
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