Monthly Archives: October 2010

Halloween and Candy – Some Tips on Surviving with Children

So your children have come home, dumped the huge pumpkin or bag of candy on the floor and started to devour it.  What now, Halloween, one of the favorite children’s’ holidays creates an interesting situation considering our youths increasing waistlines. … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity – Where do the Calories Come From?

In order to better understand childhood obesity and its origins, we need to understand what the children are eating; in other words where the calories they consume come from. A recent study by the NIH found that 40% of the … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Volunteering

Team Prevention, a group of employees at USPM, is participating in the StepOut Walk to Fight Diabetes, a fundraising event for the American Diabetes Association on November 6. We are also members of The Prevention Plan (TPP) a comprehensive program … Continue reading

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Our Amazing Technology – Will it Solve our Health Care Crisis or Make it Worse?

The technological advances over the past 30 years have been astounding.  During graduate school in 1983, Trinity University received their first Personal Computers.  There were 8 IBM PCs placed in a lab.  For my independent project I wrote a Student … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Care Coordinator/Health Advocate

Understanding whether you should see a physician and which one you should see based upon your condition and health insurance plan, while having a limited knowledge of health care and the system is a complicated task.  Health care has become … Continue reading

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Fitness, Obesity and the Military

This mornings post  discussed that 1 in 3 Americans could have diabetes by 2050, a substantial increase from the 1 in 1o we have today.  Much of this expected increase in diabetes can be attributed to our burgeoning obesity rates. … Continue reading

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CDC estimates 1 in 3 Americans will have Type 2 Diabetes by 2050

Well here’s some alarming news just released by the CDC, they estimate that by 2050 1 in 3 Americans will have Type 2 Diabetes. That’s an amazing increase from our already ridiculous 1 in 10 today. We can make a … Continue reading

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Scout Camping Trip for Special Needs Children

Last week after almost two solid weeks on the road, I landed on a Friday afternoon and took my youngest son, who is in his first year of Boy Scouts to a camping trip nearby. This was a special scout … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Conferences and the Fear of Fragmentation

During the past month, I attended two very different conferences on both coasts.  The first was Health 2.0 ( in San Francisco where I was again able to present The Prevention Plan during an employer break out session.  The second … Continue reading

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StepOut Walk to Fight Diabetes Fundraiser

If you haven’t noticed the link to the right below Social Good, by all means go ahead and click on it.  On November 6th, I will be participating in the the  ADA StepOut Walk to Fight Diabetes.  Not only will … Continue reading

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