Climate Change and Health

There is a relationship between climate change and health, and these links are great resources for your review.

All is Not What It Seems

All is not what it seems in health outcomes for African Americans and heaet disease. Despite progress in many areas, the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) has set a significant goal to reduce cardiovascular disease disparity gap by 20% by 2020. Read more about their insights, goals, and plans here.

Obesity treated as a disease

Doctors should consider obesity a disease and more actively treat obese patients for weight loss, according to new guidelines released by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and The Obesity Society.

The guidelines are essentially an instruction manual for treatment. New strategies in the guidelines released in early November include prescribing patients a diet that cuts out 500 or more calories a day and an exercise plan that gets patients moving at least 2 ½ hours each week.  Also, included is behavioral counseling to help patients stick with the plan. Read more