Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Obesity Boomers

  • Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity are the leading causes of death in the United States, and are also the most preventable.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • A soaring demand for new knees from aging Baby Boomers wanting to dance through Zumba workouts need for knee replacement — by focusing on two key risk factors: obesity and an earlier knee injury, often from playing sports.
  • (USA Today)
  • Sothern calls her theory the obesity trinity. Heres the lowdown Breast Feeding: Formula was in and breast-feeding was out for much of the baby boomer years.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Also, for the CEO of a private nursing home to tell a reporter that baby boomers wont need nursing home care any time soon is incredibly short-sighted.
  • (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
  • That number is expected to rise dramatically as the states more than 500,000 Baby Boomers reach age 65.
  • (Charleston Gazette)
  • More patients had outpatient surgery, Goodland said. More patients dealt with health issues such as diabetes and obesity. The aging population trend is expected to continue as baby boomers get older, Goodland said. More health-insurance claims were made.
  • (Boulder County Business Report)
  • youre always pounding and jarring Izant cited two trends that contribute to the increase in knee replacements, especially for younger patients: exercise and the obesity epidemic.
  • (The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com (blog))
  • Some employers are seeing more obesity, arthritis, diabetes and chronic conditions among employees. Many baby boomers are working beyond age 60. The aging workforce can be at more risk for knee, back, shoulder and neck injuries.
  • (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

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