In nutrition, there are three concerns to address: information, money/resources, and time. Information, though not easy, is usually the least difficult problem to solve. People want to know which foods lower cholesterol or blood sugar; which nutrients interact with their medications; whether olive [...]
Two views of why heart disease prevention does not work well: one, personal responsibility is not given the attention it deserves. And two, physicians are not trained or incentivized to advise patients to stop smoking, improve their diet and become fit…maybe because people don’t [...]
If the US had the obesity rate it had in 2000 (not 2009), we might prevent 111,206 total knee replacements. If you have arthritis, you are twice as likely to be obese than if you don’t. About 50 million adults (22% of the US population) has arthritis—principally osteoarthritis, or wear [...]
Last year, my Mom had her first operation: a total knee replacement. Active and curious, and having recently celebrated her 29th birthday again, her mother was turning 100 shortly and needed assistance. Mom wasn’t able to get around well enough to help, with her osteoarthritis and pain. A month [...]
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