Scientific Decision Making, Policy Decisions and the Obesity Pandemic

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Dr. James Hébert, Professor of Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, discusses his article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which clarifies the definition of obesity and the measurement of risk factors in an attempt to develop study designs appropriate to treat the alarming obesity pandemic. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/dylndrt

Mortality Predicted on Body Size and Muscle Mass in Multi-Ethnic Hemodialysis Patients

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Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology from the Harold Simmons Center for Kidney Disease Research and Epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine, in Orange, CA, reveals results of a study reported in the May 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings that expands the understanding of the obesity paradox across multiple ethnicities. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/cotwsdd

JAMIA Webinar - 2013

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March 2013, JAMIA Webinar. Presenter: Griffin Weber,MD. CIO of Harvard Medical School

AMIA Board White Paper on Biomedical Informatics Definition and Core Competencies

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Abstract The AMIA biomedical informatics (BMI) core competencies have been designed to support and guide graduate education in BMI, the core scientific discipline underlying the breadth of the field's research, practice, and education. The core definition of BMI adopted by AMIA specifies that BMI is ‘the interdisciplinary field that studies and pursues the effective uses of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving and decision making, motivated...

Ideal cardiovascular Health and Mortality: The Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study

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Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School and University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, discusses his article coauthored with Dr. Enrique G. Artero and others, appearing in the October 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he reviews the 7 American Heart Association’s 2020 goals for ideal cardiovascular health as seen in a middle-aged,...

The Obesity Paradox, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Coronary Heart Disease

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Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, a cardiologist from Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA, discusses an article appearing in the May 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which provides further evidence for the validation of the obesity paradox. Previous study results may be misleading if fitnessof the patient is not also considered.
Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00266-2/fulltext

Fasting Plasma Glucose and Risk of Stroke in Men

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Description: Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School and the University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, discusses his article appearing as an Online First article and in the November 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effects of hyperglycemia and risk of stroke in asymptomatic men. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/6efez5x

Body Composition and Coronary Heart Disease - An Obesity or Lean Paradox?

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Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School and the University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, discusses his article appearing in the September 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effects of body composition and coronary heart disease mortality. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/3to6x5q .

Comparison of Body Habitus With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in the Registry to Evaluate PAH Disease Management

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One will discover on review of the video link, a discussion by the primary author of the study, Charles D. Burger, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Florida, in conjunction with his article appearing in the February 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Available at: http://tinyurl.com/4vpzj4r ). The author provides the basis and background of the research, highlights the primary findings of the study and explores the potential implications of the results.