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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 66 percent of U.S. adults are overweight (33 percent) or obese (33 percent) but, according to a new National Consumers League study conducted by Harris Interactive®, only 12 percent of U.S. adults say they have ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health care professional that they are obese. Following the recent announcement by RAND Corporation, which notes that the prevalence of American adults who are classified with severe or morbid obesity is increasing at a much faster rate than the prevalence of moderate obesity, the National Consumers League today is releasing troubling new survey data about consumers’ misconceptions about their weight and knowledge of weight-loss options. NCL is also announcing new Web resources for consumers who may need to lose weight but don’t know where to begin the daunting process.
The lack of comprehensive health care coverage is America’s albatross – it makes our businesses less competitive and our workers less healthy. We need to put partisan concerns aside and work NOW to ensure that the system is reformed. The cost of doing nothing is unthinkable.
La sustitución terapéutica puede ser buena, pero también presenta ciertos riesgos. La clave para tomar la decisión más adecuada para usted con respecto a un cambio posible de medicamentos es tener abiertas las líneas de comunicación entre los pacientes, médicos y planes de seguro médico. Es importante comprender la razón por la que se hace un cambio y los posibles puntos en contra, para poder tomar una decisión inteligente.