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Bariatric Surgery Update
More than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight, and of those, one-third are obese. This program provides an overview of the care of patients who have had bariatric surgery, including the surgical options available for severely obese individuals and considerations nurses must be aware of when caring for patients after bariatric surgery.
Celiac Disease Demands a Lifelong Gluten-Free Diet
About 1 out of 133 Americans has celiac disease. With knowledge about the risk factors for the disease and its clinical presentation, healthcare professionals as a team can help prevent serious health problems related to the disease.
Adult Obesity in the United States: A Growing Epidemic
Nurses are accustomed to educating patients about health problems, including excess weight. But for many of us, it’s time for a refresher course on the science behind weight gain and loss. This course describes contributing factors for obesity; provides patient education on the benefits and adverse effects of three prescription medications, and explains the differences between four surgical approaches to the management of obesity.
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The Impact of the Economy
and Making Healthy Choices
Obesity and undernutrition have a paradoxical relationship, yet both fall under the category of malnutrition. According to the UDSA and the WHO, consumer choices about food spending and diet are likely to be influenced by the accessibility and affordability of food. There are valuable links between food deserts, rural and urban areas, healthy living habits, malnutrition, and the impact this has on the U.S. economy.
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