NEWS AND ANALYSIS
Obesity Epidemic: Time to Swallow the Frog
Ross E. Andersen, PhD
A Rise in Kids' Distal Forearm Fractures: What's the Cause?
Magnetic Insoles Don't Help Heel Pain
Knee Arthritis Study Vindicates High Heels
Best of the Literature
Shocking the Feet to Treat Plantar Fasciitis
Vitamins Retard Atherosclerotic Progression
Lidocaine Lowers Cost for Shoulder Reduction
Obesity in the United States
A Worrisome Epidemic
Given that physicians are at the front lines of reversing obesity trends, it's useful to know the scope of the problem. Obesity rates disproportionately affect women and minorities, even among very young children. Though the environmental and cultural factors that influence obesity rates are complex, promoting less television watching is a useful starting point for activity promotion.
Carlos J. Crespo, DrPH, MS; Joshua Arbesman
Motivating Patients Toward Weight Loss
Practical Strategies for Addressing Overweight and Obesity
Though weight is a sensitive topic, physicians who choose not to express their concerns to overweight and obese patients may unintentionally send the message that healthy behaviors aren't important. Though diet and exercise products abound, a physician's concern and guidance may be the most important motivator.
Susan J. Bartlett, PhD
Physical Activity and Weight Management
Building the Case for Exercise
Exercise is the key to reducing and preventing weight gain. A review of exercise studies describes the role of activity interventions, clarifies how much exercise is needed to lose weight, and suggests how resistance training can assist weight-loss efforts.
Ross E. Andersen, PhD; John M. Jakicic, PhD
FOR YOUR PATIENTS
Weight Loss Success: Small Steps to Reach Your Goals
Susan J. Bartlett, PhD; With Patricia D. Mees
A Pedometer Demo
Ice Pack Tips
CME Self Test
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