Issue

January 2011 Volume 104 - Issue 1

Tackling the Problem of Childhood Obesity

Saurabh Sethi, MD, MPH

Abstract: Obesity has become one of the most important public health problems in the United States (US).1 Body mass index (BMI) is the standard measure for classifications of overweight and obesity in children who are two years and older.2 An overweight condition for a child of...

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Vitamin D Deficiency in Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Thomas Repas, DO, FACP, FACOI, FNLA, FACE, CDE

Abstract: Vitamin D deficiency is common in the general population, and even more prevalent in primary hyperparathyroidism. Boudou et al1 reported that 93% of patients who underwent parathyroidectomy had vitamin D deficiency compared to 38% of the general population. Another study...

(pp 5-6)

Overactive Bladder: An Urgent Problem

Brent A. Parnell, MD

Abstract: Urinary incontinence commonly affects women in the United States (US) with a prevalence of 15.7%. This prevalence increases with age, resulting in greater than 30% of women over 80 years of age experiencing significant incontinence.1 As the population in the US continues to...

(pp 7-8)