Health

1:26am

Mon November 14, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Why Doctors And Patients Talk Around Our Growing Waistlines

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 11:07 am

Many doctors and patients aren't discussing the health consequences of weight.
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Part of an ongoing series on obesity in America

OK, so you're overweight. So are two-thirds of all Americans. Maybe you need a nudge to get going on a diet and exercise plan. Maybe you've thought about talking with your doctor about weight-loss strategies. Well, a number of studies suggest you're probably not getting the advice you need.

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5:00am

Fri November 11, 2011
Health

Colorado Springs Program Helps Veteran’s Adjust to Civilian Life

Veteran and LifeQuest Trainer intern Tyler Daly climbs the red rocks at a park on the outskirts of Colorado Springs.
Shanna Lewis

Wounded soldiers come home from Iraq and Afghanistan only to face a new battle – the battle to fit back into civilian life again. Many have crippling wounds you can't see. Programs aimed at helping these veterans are popping up around the country. In Colorado Springs, hundreds of Fort Carson soldiers are taking part in an intense physical training program offered by a group called LifeQuestTransitions. As the military continues the final drawdown of troops in Iraq – Shanna Lewis brings us this report.

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1:41pm

Wed November 2, 2011
Health

‘Consumer-friendly’ Insurance Website Difficult To Maneuver

A new website that is being touted as a consumer-friendly tool to navigate the complexities of health insurance rates is difficult to maneuver and understand.
Colorado Division of Insurance

Would you like to know why health insurance rates have jumped so much in Colorado? Good luck.

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2:52am

Mon October 31, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Losing Weight: A Battle Against Fat And Biology

One recent study found that people were able to burn up an extra 450 calories a day with one hour of moderate exercise. That can include walking briskly, biking or swimming.

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Part of an ongoing series on obesity in America

If you're among the two-thirds of Americans who are overweight, chances are you've had people tell you to just ease up on the eating and use a little self-control. It does, of course, boil down to "calories in, calories out."

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1:50pm

Thu October 27, 2011
Living Large: Obesity In America

Workplaces Feel The Impact of Obesity

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 5:03 pm

This office chair was custom-built by a company called ErgoGenesis for a client who exceeded the 600-pound limit of its other chairs. It cost $1,800.

Courtesy of ErgoGenesis

Part of an ongoing series on obesity in America

From cubicle farms to auto factories, accommodating larger and heavier employees has become a fact of life. One in three U.S. adults is obese, and researchers say the impact on business can be boiled down to a number: $1,000 to $6,000 in added cost per year for each obese employee, the figure rising along with a worker's body mass index.

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