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July 20th, 2017

Obesity: an individualized approach doubles the success rate of weight loss therapy

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Many people think if they just stick to a diet and exercise, they’ll lose weight; unfortunately, many are not successful. They wonder why they can’t lose weight even after trying many different diets, work out programs and medications. According to Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., the answers, at least partially, may be […]

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Tags: #Dr. Andres Acosta, #Losing weight, #Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, Center for Individualized Medicine, Diets, obesity


February 21st, 2017

New ray of light for those who struggle with weight loss: low-level laser therapy

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

The struggle to lose weight is complex and full of challenges. For those who have struggled with their weight, finding hope and solutions can be difficult despite understanding the detrimental health consequences. There is no question that losing weight is challenging.  As a result, procedures exist that aim to remove fat cells from the body.  […]

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Tags: behavioral intervention, ivana croghan, LLLT, low-level laser therapy, obesity, weight loss


March 3rd, 2016

Changes in Medical Education: Shifting Doctors’ Attitudes in Medicine

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

Medical school training and admissions are going through many changes.  The medical school entrance exam (Medical College Admission Test or MCAT) is one of the notable changes.   For many years, the test focused on objective knowledge based on general chemistry and stoichiometry, organic chemistry. The test made a drastic change in 2015 decreasing the questions […]

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Tags: Brian Lynch, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Kern Center, Kern Scholars, Mayo Medical School, obesity, population health, Sean Phelan, unconscious bias


October 22nd, 2010

Jensen Honored for Obesity Research

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Michael Jensen, M.D., Mayo endocrinologist has been honored for his achievements in research on why people become obese. Dr. Jensen, research chair for endocrinology at Mayo, received the TOPS Research Achievement Award at the recent Obesity Society Annual Meeting. The Society presents the award which is made possible by a grant from the Take Off […]

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Tags: diabetes, endocrinology, obesity, weight gain


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