Childhood Obesity Statistics & Facts in 2014

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States and is the number one health concern among parents, according to the American Heart Association, showing to be more of a concern than drinking, smoking or doing drugs. Obesity among children leads to a wide range of physical and psychological side effects, including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, heart […]

Study Reports that Chronic Opioid Use Increased After Weight Loss Surgery

According to an October 2013 study by the Journal of the American Medical Association, 77% of patients stayed on painkillers a year after weight loss surgery occurred. Ultimately, bariatric patients who already used painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin increased their intake by nearly 13% in the first year after weight loss surgery and 18% […]

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