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Health plans’ coverage of the medication, branded as Wegovy — which has a $1,300-a-month price tag — is not a sure thing.
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Otras vacunas han demostrado ser menos efectivas en adultos obesos que en la población general, dejándolos más vulnerables a infecciones y enfermedades.
Vaccines engineered to protect the public from influenza, hepatitis B, tetanus and rabies are less effective for obese people, leaving them more vulnerable to serious illness. As scientists race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, experts say obesity could prove an impediment — a sobering prospect for a nation in which nearly half of all adults are obese.
In the Golden State and elsewhere, school lunches include less meat, fewer processed foods and more fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. One of the challenges nutrition advocates face is a new directive from the Trump administration that cuts the other way.
With nearly 72% of U.S. adults considered overweight or obese, the pressing question is: Is it possible to be overweight and healthy at the same time? The science falls short.
Investigaciones recientes muestran que cerca de 1 de cada 4 personas en el país sufre la enfermedad del hígado graso. Pero entre los latinos, la tasa es significativamente más alta.
Potentially deadly fatty liver disease, linked to overconsumption of sugar in drinks and food, often starts in childhood. The goal: Get children to change their habits.
Voters in Oregon and Washington will decide whether to strip cities of the ability to tax sugary drinks.
Aunque en la superficie las dos condiciones parecen muy diferentes, comparten similitudes importantes. Las dos son condiciones crónicas difíciles de tratar, y requieren intervenciones de salud física y mental de largo plazo.
As the link between obesity and depression becomes increasingly clear, so do the challenges of treating these distinct chronic conditions together.
Expertos dicen que es crucial que todos los niños sean examinados para determinar si están sufriendo de obesidad. Hispanos están en más riesgo.
An expert panel renews its guidelines that children and teens be screened for obesity at doctors’ offices and advised to receive treatment.
Health advocates are expecting millions in new tax money for health education programs aimed at preventing obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. Other cities around the country are mulling similar measures.
A review by the International Agency for Research on Cancer reaffirms earlier findings that excess body fat increases the risks for certain cancers.
A staunch advocate of taxing sugary drinks discusses the benefits and difficulties of enacting such policies.
Researchers estimated that a year’s worth of care for kids with diabetes cost more than $17,000.
A new national pediatric guideline proposes that every school have a nurse on staff. In California, 57 percent of school districts do not employ nurses.
Residents of California, New York and Ohio approve of Medicaid expansion in those states, the survey by a Houston-based think tank found.
A study published in the February issue of Pediatrics examines both the independent and combined effects of these two maternal health factors on children’s likelihood of developing autism spectrum disorder.