Weight-related health care adds $800 million-plus to WNY medical costs

trendWeight-related health care adds 0 million-plus to WNY medical costs
Nearly two in three Western New York adults – 722,000 people – are either overweight or obese, according to a new report from Univera Healthcare. Excess annual medical spending in the region attributable to overweight and obesity is estimated at $ 808 …
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How the US Can Reduce Waste in Health Care Spending by Trillion
During the presidential campaign, Americans will be bombarded with proposals to improve the U.S. health care system in ways big and small that would either build on or radically revamp the Affordable Care Act (ACA). All will claim to reduce costs and …
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Increasing roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in healthcare
As the United States experiences a doctor shortage, more patients are seeing nurse practitioners and physician assistants for the diagnosis of routine ailments. This week on “Take Care,” Dr. Atul Grover discusses the differences between nurse …
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Carpentersville skater’s gold adds to suburban medal count

sportCarpentersville skater’s gold adds to suburban medal count
Tennell won the junior ladies title and gold medal, making her the newest member of an elite group of champion and potential Olympic skaters from the Chicago suburbs. She is one of 11 suburban figure skaters to win medals at nationals last weekend.
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Jason Brown wins US figure skating championship
From the moment four years ago at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships that Jason Brown first showed impressive potential, he talked about following the example of another skater from suburban Chicago. Sunday, he joined Evan Lysacek as a national …
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Edina to Host Nation’s Largest Figure Skating Event
The U.S. Figure Skating Association is hosting three days of competition for the Midwest and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships. The competition kicks off Thursday at the Braemar Ice Arena in Edina and runs through Saturday.
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