Obesity is defined as an excess accumulation of body fat. This excess accumulation is the result of a positive energy balance where caloric intake exceeds caloric expenditure. Recent evidence suggests that American adult men and women today consume, respectively, 116 and 112 more calories per day than in the mid 1970′s. 
In a study of [...]
American Ambassador Stephen Beecroft and Minister of Health Dr Nayef Al-Fayez inaugurated the recently-renovated Jamil Tutanji Hospital in Sahab Thursday, stressing continued American support for Jordan’s efforts to improve the quality of health care services for everyone in the Kingdom.
With assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Jamil Tutanji Hospital’s newly renovated [...]
This case is of interest to dietitians, chaplains, social workers, radiation therapists, speech therapists, and respiratory therapists.
A medical vocabulary, cachexia, dysphagia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), loss/depression, nutritional needs, oral care. The user should also be able to classify obese patients and tobacco users.
This case helps the user appreciate the complexity of needs that a [...]
The Ministry of Health is waiting to receive its 2010 budget allocation in order to conduct a comprehensive study of where the funds will go, but they will be used to build eight new hospitals and rehabilitate 19 others across the Kingdom, said Abdullah Al-Rabeah, Minister of Health.
The minister was speaking during the inauguration of [...]
The majority of children in Gaza are suffering from anxiety, depression or behavioral problems as a result of their experiences of conflict and living through a deepening humanitarian crisis, warns Save the Children.
One year on from Israel’s three-week military offensive in Gaza, leading psychologists working with the children’s charity report that many Palestinian children in [...]
Recently, a faculty member at the School of Health Professions called Susan Roberts, an occupational therapist in southern Missouri, and asked if she could mentor an OT student.
Susan said “Yes, I’ll take a student” and added, “she can stay with us on the farm since we’ll be starting early in the morning for my first [...]