American Medical Association Reclassifies Obesity as a Disease

Recently, the American Medical Association (AMA) reclassified obesity as a disease and this new designation will affect patients, healthcare professionals, insurers and the healthcare infrastructure. In some ways, calling obesity a disease is a move to shift attention and resources to a complex problem. Obesity is a significant public health concern as it is often […]

What is Wellness?

Wellness – what does it mean? What do you think of when you hear the word, “wellness?” A fit, serene woman practicing yoga on the beach? The local massage center that promises to bestow vitality through the renewing power of touch? Those vitamin advertisements that guarantee a revamped metabolism and a rebalanced life? The concept of wellness is […]