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A New Understanding Of Osteoarthritis

April 26, 2021

Obese patients are often told by their doctors that the extra weight they carry can contribute to osteoarthritis – a degenerative form of arthritis often caused by wear and tear on the joints. Decades ago, it was mostly middle to older age adults that experienced osteoarthritis, but the average age […]

Obesity & COVID – 1-Year Update

April 5, 2021

Obesity is a prevalent issue in the U.S. that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. By some estimates upwards of 40% of all American adults are obese. A full 2/3’s of adults are overweight. The medical complications that come with obesity are numerous, increasing in severity the higher a […]

Weight Loss Drug Looks Promising After Clinical Trial: Is the Hype Warranted?

March 2, 2021

Recently, the drug Semaglutide, which is used to treat Type II diabetes, was reported by the New England Journal of Medicine to have success in treating obesity. The reported weight loss for the nearly 2000 study participants randomized to either the weekly injections of semaglutide or a placebo was 15-20 […]

What To Know About Osteoarthritis and Obesity?

December 2, 2020

We all have smooth cartilage between bones in our joints that allows free, smooth movement without pain and disability. Osteoarthritis is a condition in which this cartilage begins to break down, causing jagged, degraded tissue and later bone on bone rubbing, inflammation and bone spurs that lead to weakness, pain, […]