Category Archive: Obesity

Jul
02

Culture of Obesity–Part 2 of 2

Culture of Obesity – Overeating vs. Undereating. Part II of II Carolena Trocchia, MD1 Student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Carolena Trocchia, MD1, originally from Long Island, NY, is a first-year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Carolena received an undergraduate degree in science from Stony Brook University and a Masters degree …

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Jun
25

Culture of Obesity – Part 1 of 2

Carolena Trocchia, MD1

Culture of Obesity – Overeating vs. Undereating. Part I of II Carolena Trocchia, MD1 Student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Carolena Trocchia, MD1, originally from Long Island, NY, is a first-year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Carolena received an undergraduate degree in science from Stony Brook University and a Masters degree …

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Jul
10

Stand while working!

Standing while studying, working, reading … good for children and adults to learn, work and be healthier! I think we would all agree, technology is a wonderful thing. However, like all good things, it comes at a price. Students and workers alike are suffering from the many physical effects of sitting for too many hours. …

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Feb
09

Exercise to Enhance your DNA

Born on February 12, 1809, in the small town of Shrewsbury, England, Charles Darwin circumnavigated the globe on the HMS Beagle at the young age of 22 to make keen observations and document findings in unparalleled detail. He spent the next three decades analyzing his data to support a thesis and published his findings inarguably …

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Sep
16

Kids, Computers, and Childhood Obesity

September is National Childhood Obesity Month. Obesity in America has become an epidemic and in contemporary society, this problem cannot be effectively addressed without recognizing the impact of computer technology on obesity. Computer technology has made our lives much easier. Computers allow us to communicate with each other faster, book vacations, shop in stores, visit …

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Apr
01

Obesity Symposium Part 3 of 3: Bariatric Surgery

In an effort to address the Keystone State’s growing problem with obesity, TCMC with host the 1st Annual Keystone Program – Obesity Symposium 2013 on April 6, 2013. The World Health Organization has classified obesity as a chronic disease and determined that it is reaching epidemic proportions, not only in the United States, but globally. …

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Mar
25

Obesity Symposium Part 2 of 3: Bariatric Surgery

The Commonwealth Medical College presents: The 1st Annual Keystone Program “Obesity Symposium 2013”  In an effort to address the Keystone State’s growing problem with obesity, TCMC with host the 1st Annual Keystone Program – Obesity Symposium 2013 on April 6, 2013. The World Health Organization has classified obesity as a chronic disease and determined that …

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Mar
18

Obesity Symposium Part 1 of 3: Childhood Obesity

The Commonwealth Medical College presents: The 1st Annual Keystone Program “Obesity Symposium 2013” In an effort to address the Keystone State’s growing problem with obesity, TCMC with host the 1st Annual Keystone Program – Obesity Symposium 2013 on April 6, 2013. The World Health Organization has classified obesity as a chronic disease and determined that …

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Jan
21

Studies Show that Sitting is Unhealthy

Mim Joseph, a librarian retired from the North Pocono School District, is someone whom I have held in high regard for many years. She has been retired from her career for many years but has not retired from life…she is open-minded, intellectually curious and reads incessantly. She remains active despite some recent health issues and …

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Sep
10

Childhood Obesity Damaging to Bones & Joints

  Guest Columnist: Janet Caputo, PT, DPT, OCS September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month! As a child, I was a “chubby” and I still struggle with my weight.  I preferred playing indoors with Barbie dolls while my “skinny” cousins played softball and rode their bikes.  My parents, remembering many nights when they went to …

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Jul
09

Losing Weight Reduces Knee Pain

Naysayers often say, “Exercise junkies are killing their joints!” Well, it has always been my position that those who do nothing and are overweight destroy their joints as well. And, I would rather DO SOMETHING than nothing! New research from Ottawa, Canada supports my opinion. In addition to being a risk factor for many serious …

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May
07

Childhood Obesity Epidemic Part II: Exercise Can Cure Childhood Obesity

People have theorized for many years that obesity must be genetic. Scientific research has validated this theory and more importantly, a recent study has shown that while there is an obesity gene that may predispose one to obesity, one can control the outcome with exercise.