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February 2009, VOLUME 92, NO.2

 

 

   

 

OBESITY
Guest Editor: Rena R. Wing, PhD

Complete issue
 

 

Commentaries

42

Acronyms: What’s In a Name?
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

43

Through Caverns Measureless To Man
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

 


 

CONTRIBUTIONS

44

Introduction: Obesity
Rena R. Wing, PhD

45

Overweight and Obesity In Rhode Island: Developing Programs To Combat the Obesity Epidemic
Becky Marquez, PhD; Tricia M. Leahey, PhD; Rena R. Wing. PhD

48

Treatment of Pediatric Obesity
Elissa Jelalian, PhD; Chantelle N. Hart, PhD; Kyung Rhee, MD, MSc

50

Adult Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment
Jessica Gokee-LaRose, PhD

53

Maintenance of Long-Term Weight Loss
J. Graham Thomas, MS; Rena R. Wing, PhD

58

Bariatric Surgery for Severe Obesity: The Role of Patient Behavior
Dale Bond, PhD; Tricia M. Leahey, PhD; Siva Vithiananthan, MD; Beth Ryder, MD

 


 

COLUMNS

61

GERIATRICS FOR THE PRACTICING PHYSICIAN
Cancer Screening Over 65
Kenneth D. Bishop, MD, PhD

63

HEALTH BY NUMBERS
Self-Report of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage and Fast Food Consumption by Annual Household Income
Patricia Markham Risica, DrPH, RD; Stephen Kerr; Eliza Lawson, MPH;
Randi Belhumeur, MS, RD, LDN, CDOE; Angela Ankoma, MSW, MPH

65

PUBLIC HEALTH BRIEFING
Prostate Cancer Screening Practice and Knowledge In Rhode Island
Arvin S. Glicksman, MD; Andrea Meyer; Kathleen Cullinen, RD, LDN, PhD

67

PHYSICIAN’S LEXICON
Onward and Upward With Prefixes
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

67

Vital Statistics

68

February Heritage

 
 

Cover This Shell Heart image was created from a variety of Shirley Bell's watercolors. The artist began painting in watercolor 25 years ago. Paralyzed in a car accident when she was 16, Shirley has been determined to live a full and prosperous life. She is inspired by her natural surroundings on Conanicut Island, in Jamestown. Her originals
began selling in galleries and gift shops through out the country. To keep up with the demand, Shirley began reproducing her artwork in giclee form. In 2006 she launched Shirley Bell Designs, which features over 300 of her images on stationery and gift items. www.shirleybelldesigns.com

 
 

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