‘Doubling Down with the Derricos’: Is Karen Derrico Pregnant?

‘Doubling Down with the Derricos’ Spoilers indicate that oldest Derrico daughter, Darien, has noticed that Mom Karen has been a lot more catty than usual. She was ragging on her jumprope skills saying that where she was from, in South Carolina, that Darien’s jumprope skills wouldn’t be up to par and the girls would be teasing her about being on her phone constantly.
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Rules That The Stars Of My 600-Lb Life Need To Follow On The Show

Fans have flocked to "My 600-Lb. Life" over the years out of curiosity and fascination. The curiosity comes from wanting to know how these morbidly obese people manage to get by when many of them can barely get out of bed every day. The fascination comes from discovering that people who are hundreds of pounds overweight can turn their lives around.
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Obesity Tied to Long-Term COVID-19 Complications

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Moderate and severe obesity is associated with a greater risk for postacute sequelae of COVID-19, according to a study published online June 1 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Ali Aminian, M.D., from the Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues followed 2,839 patients who did not...

Sit Less…5 Reasons Why Your Life Depends On It

Odds are, quite a few. One study found that Americans spend, on average, more than half of their waking hours sedentary—and that’s not even including hours they’re asleep. Another study published in the BMJ medical journal found that adults spend almost 8 of their waking hours sitting down. Both of...
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How Effective Was the Latest COVID Vaccine Candidate?

The 24-hour news cycle is just as important to medicine as it is to politics, finance, or sports. At MedPage Today, new information is posted daily, but keeping up can be a challenge. As an aid for our readers and for a little amusement, here is a 10-question quiz based on the news of the week. Topics include news on the efficacy of Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, obesity and ventilator-associated pneumonia, and a CGRP monoclonal antibody for migraine prevention. After taking the quiz, scroll down in your browser window to find the correct answers and explanations, as well as links to the original articles.

Spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection much greater than that captured with swab diagnostics

The true prevalence of COVID-19 is still unknown due to the high proportion of subclinical infection. Measuring seroprevalence may be crucial to improve knowledge about the impact of COVID-19 in rheumatic patients. Data shared at the 2021 EULAR congress highlight that the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection is much greater than that observed by capturing only swab-diagnosed COVID-19 cases, but consistent with healthy population.
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Subsidizing Obesity

You can find the article here. The authors of this opinion piece suggest that the nutritional needs of individuals receiving assistance from SNAP, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps), would be improved by instituting “reforms that promote healthier eating.” While the program was initially designed to reduce food insecurity and now provides assistance in purchasing foods for roughly 40 million Americans; the growing obesity epidemic means that perhaps a bit of “mission creep” is in order – to steer the “bad food” choices of these individuals towards the more nutritious.

This Is Where New Hampshire Childhood Obesity Ranks in the US

The percentage of children and adolescents who are not just overweight but obese has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By 2018, nearly one in five children between the age of 2 and 19 were obese. Childhood obesity is defined as...

Bedtime and electronics are a poor combo for teens, study finds

Middle schoolers who spend time on smart phones, laptops and tablets in the hour before bed are likely to sleep poorly and be more tired the next day, leading them to use media devices at bedtime even more. Those are among the findings of a study published by the National...
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The Pursuit of Healing: Can Our Traumas Be Transcended Through Time?

A couple of years ago, a British Heart Foundation–funded study followed fifty-two patients over four months, aged between twenty-eight and eighty-seven, who suffered with what is officially known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy. An article in the UK Telegraph reports:. The little-known condition was first coined in Japan in 1990 and named...
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Science in a Minute: Heart and Mental Health of Obese People Improve After Judgement Free Program

Science in a Minute: Heart and Mental Health of Obese People Improve After Judgement Free Program. A new study suggests that concentrating on the feelings of someone battling obesity may help them boost their heart health. According to the study, people with obesity issues, who participated in a 10-week uncritical and personalized lifestyle modification program, were able to improve both their cardiovascular and mental health.