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The Journal of the American Medical Association or 'JAMA', is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing cutting edge medical studies on a variety of health topics. It is the most widely published medical journal in the world.

“Surgical Solution to Diabetes?”
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“Surgical Solution to Diabetes?”

The struggle with weight not only weighs a person down emotionally, it can cause serious and sometimes deadly health issues.  Type 2 diabetes is considered a world-wide epidemic and it’s tied to obesity.  Some people who feel they keep fighting a losing battle over obesity opt for gastric bypass surgery.   [...]

“Butt I don’t want a bigger butt”
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“Butt I don’t want a bigger butt”

“Stub that butt” It is a sad fact that if you are a smoker and quit you will likely gain on average about ten pounds.  I mean, you have to do something with your hands, so why not grab another cupcake?  That extra ten pounds are also especially troubling as [...]

“Is newer really better?”
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“Is newer really better?”

“Odds Are…” As Menopause is a right of passage for women, so too, is a hysterectomy for many women.  In fact,  one in nine women will have the procedure.  Simply put, a hysterectomy is done to remove the uterus to treat a number of health problems like fibroids and abnormal [...]

“A vitamin a day keeps knee pain away?”
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“A vitamin a day keeps knee pain away?”

Since it’s January, a bunch of us have resolved to move more.  Whether that lasts until Super Bowl Sunday or it becomes a lifetime commitment, you may be feeling a few more aches and pains right about now. If that pain is in your knee, you may be suffering from [...]

“Tale Of The Tape”
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“Tale Of The Tape”

If you have read anything about weight, you have read about the role Body Mass Index or B-M-I plays in our weight loss plans.  Simply put, B-M-I helps determine how much fat we have in our body.  But B-M-I is also used to identify health problems. Recently, researchers poured over [...]