Health

West Coast Weather Affects Lifestyle

Posted by Doug on April 14, 2013
Enviroment, Food, Health, Outdoor / No Comments

The weather on the west coast is much warmer than other parts of the country, which comes with advantages as well as disadvantages.

The warm weather affects people’s mindsets, lifestyles and their attitude. Many people enjoy the warmer weather as it allows them to be more active and to be outdoors more often. The warmth also puts people in a better mood as there is typically more sunshine during the day. The people who are more active are generally healthier and tend to have higher levels of self esteem.

The heat changes the way people eat, exercise, and the clothing that they wear.… Read the rest

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Effective Interventions

Posted by Doug on February 16, 2011
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Drug and alcohol addiction seems to be a never ending problem in American society. In spite of the ongoing “War on Drugs,” use and abuse of narcotics , non-prescription drugs, and alcohol, continues to grow.

Addiction has far reaching effects on society. The addict faces medical, financial, and relationship problems. Impaired driving and working leads to accidents, injuries, and even deaths. Crime rates go up, which translates to higher costs to maintain the criminal justice and penal systems which makes taxes go up.

There is never an easy to solution to something as complex as the problems associated with drug abuse.… Read the rest

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Gastric bypass surgery

Posted by Doug on July 15, 2009
Health / 2 Comments

Weight loss surgery is major and not something that should be taken lightly or without the proper recommendation from a doctor. People who have gastric bypass surgery are those who have to use the surgery as a last resort for significant weight loss.

People who are morbidly obese sometimes have gastric sleeve surgery before proceeding onto gastric bypass surgery. Unfortunately, gastric sleeve cost is a completely different expense then an eventual gastric bypass surgery.

Gastric bypass is the preferred weight loss surgery in the United States. Doctors believe gastric bypass surgery is the one with the least complications.  Gastric bypass requires that its patients make significant lifestyle changes. … Read the rest

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