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More Pain as You Gain?

How does obesity affect the pain of osteoarthritis (OA)? It may sound like a simple question, but this article reports on a study that sought to determine whether patients with a higher body mass index (BMI), a measure of weight in relation to height, experienced greater pain than their less-obese friends and neighbors who also […]

Where Race, Ethnicity and Medicine Intersect

Has America become a “postracial” society? Virtual Mentor, The American Medical Association Journal of Ethics asks, is a “postracial” society achievable—or even desirable? As our understanding of race and ethnicity evolves, doctors must learn from the past and remain alert to the ways in which they may be harming or failing patients today. Read the […]

Slimming Down — Alone or Together?

By Judith Ohikuare, in The Atlantic: Consider the importance of finding a supportive community: weight loss is often considered a personal journey, but the best outcomes are the result of group efforts. Does NBC’s The Biggest Loser make you feel like getting in shape is meant to be publicly announced and privately executed? Emphasizing the […]

The Truth about Arthritis: You could become disabled.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States. An estimated 50 million people currently suffer from some form of doctor-diagnosed arthritis. By the year 2030, that number is expected to increase to 67 million. These numbers are disproportionally high among women and […]

Advice for Minorities: 10 ways to get better care from your doctor

If you’re a woman, African American, or Latino, you are likely receiving lower quality healthcare than Caucasian males. Causes for disparities—also known as injustices—in care include conscious or unconscious bias from your doctor, stereotyping, racism, or sexism. While these are complex issues not easily overcome, you can take control as a patient to combat some […]

CDC Map Reveals Startling Obesity Trend in the U.S.

A “heat map” released by the CDC reveals the staggering rate of obesity in the United States and how obesity rates have increased dramatically over recent decades. As seen in the video below, Americans are gaining weight at an alarming rate. Available data show that in 1985, most states had less generic avodart than 14% […]

Is Your Doctor Just Like You?

By ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D., in The New York Times: Your relationship with your doctor is affected by the interpersonal chemistry that binds us to some and estranges us from others. Doctors see themselves in some patients, friends and relatives in others, and patients cheap avodart uk will instinctively experience doctor as parent or sibling, friend […]