Posts Tagged 'obesity'

Prevalence of Diabetes Continues to Worsen

diabetes numbers continues to worsenWhen most people hear an alarm, their first instinct is to determine if their lives are in jeopardy. When a fire alarm goes off, you quickly try to determine the extent and location of the fire. When the emergency broadcast system conducts a test you listen to find out if it is a test or if something grave requiring a responsive action.

It is troubling then that for as long as the medical ...

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Recently Approved Weight-Loss Drugs Will Not Be Covered by Many Insurers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a total of four prescription drugs for obesity since 2012. In a population where two-thirds of the adults are considered overweight or obese, it is not surprising that there is such a demand for the medications. The most recent drug to gain FDA approval is called Saxenda. The drug was approved in December, 2014, and insurance companies have already stated that they will not cover it.

A cautious ...

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