American Medical Association
Experts say obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Doctors also caution that the threshold for ‘morbid obesity’ is lower than many may realize.
The American Medical Association has officially recognized obesity as a disease, a decision that could change the way physicians and insurance companies deal with the condition.
Finally some good news about cholesterol and kids: A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen.
Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids.
The American Medical Association says yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity should be required for public schoolchildren and teens.
Tattoos have long served as fashion statements, but a small number of Americans are now relying on them for a more practical, potentially lifesaving purpose: to warn first responders about important medical conditions.
Another study has been published showing that CPR can be done without mouth-to-mouth breathing.