June 3, 2014

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New Report Finds 1 in 5 Obese Children May Have Kidney Disorder

A generation of children raised on sugary, salty and fatty snacks might now be paying the price in the form of kidney disease. Dr. Michael Omidi discusses a report that found as many as one-fifth of obese children could be on the verge of kidney failure. Childhood obesity is ravaging our kids; they are more [...]

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May 23, 2014

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In the Spotlight: Robyn Benincasa – Founder of Project Athena

Dr. Michael Omidi spotlights Robyn Benincasa, founder of Project Athena. If we’ve had to endure a major physical illness or injury, the last thing on our minds is our ability to complete a triathlon; we’re more focused on rebuilding our ability to walk and even care for ourselves.  But sometimes, placing our focus on a [...]

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May 13, 2014

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Obesity in One’s Youth Can Predict Morbid Obesity in Middle Age

No matter what your age, obesity can effect your health.  However, long-term obesity might not be as damaging as obesity later in life. Dr. Michael Omidi discusses the research suggesting that being obese in one’s youth can predict the likelihood of being morbidly obese in middle age. Obesity isn’t different from many medical issues, in [...]

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May 1, 2014

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Obesity – Disease & Chronic Medical Condition Classifications

Dr. Michael Omidi discusses the difference between the “disease” and the “chronic medical condition” classifications when it comes to obesity. In 2013, when the American Medical Association classified obesity as a “disease,” it was with the medical community’s hopes that such a label would prevent the stigma and feelings of failure commonly associated with obesity.  [...]

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April 26, 2014

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Cockfighting Still a Problem in the United States

Cockfighting, the blood sport that pits two, sometimes armed, roosters in an arena, is unfortunately alive and well throughout the United States despite its being illegal in every state.  Recently, a cockfighting breeder was arrested by Washington State authorities for having 300 birds kept for the purposes of selling as fighting cocks. Dr. Michael Omidi [...]

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April 14, 2014

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Body Mass Index: BMI is Not Perfect

Dr. Michael Omidi discusses the body mass index (BMI) calculator, and the various reasons it should not be considered the ultimate authority when it comes to health and fitness. The body mass index calculator is flawed, without a doubt.  It does not distinguish between fat, muscle and bone, so someone heavily muscled and with dense [...]

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