Category Archives: Public Health

The Biggest Summer Tourist Trap: Overlooking Health and Wellness

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
July 19, 2017

It’s summertime, so it’s time for Americans to get away. This year, eight in ten folks will travel.[1] But it’s easy for a relaxing vacation to turn into a health nightmare. Travelers could pick up a dangerous disease — or simply develop a nasty cold. Here are a few things travelers should note. Share and […]

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Developing Nations Have a BIG Problem: Obesity

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
July 12, 2017

Worldwide, one in nine people are malnourished. Nearly all of these folks — a whopping 98 percent — live in developing countries.[1] That may conjure up images of thin, starved people with sunken faces. But in actuality, many malnourished people are obese. Malnutrition doesn’t always mean folks aren’t getting enough calories. It can also mean […]

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Exercise Tones Your Muscles — and Your Mind

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
June 22, 2017

Millions of Americans are hitting the gym to sculpt their summer beach bodies. Fortunately, this exercise will sharpen their minds, not just their physiques. The physical benefits of exercise are always top of mind when people decide to work out. One study revealed that getting “toned and fit” was the primary reason that people chose […]

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