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Inactive Lifestyles Hurt Heart Health

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
April 9, 2019

Heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans and costs the country about $200 billion each year.[1][2] Many of these deaths could be prevented if people simply exercised more. One in four Americans sits for more than eight hours each day.[3] Less than a quarter meet the federal exercise guidelines.[4] Plenty of research shows that inactive […]

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To Reduce the Rural Doctor Shortage, Train More Doctors from Rural Areas

By Fred Jacobs
February 14, 2019

Rural America is short on doctors. Only about 11 percent of physicians practice in rural communities — though nearly 20 percent of the population resides there.[1] Medical schools can help alleviate this crisis by attracting more aspiring physicians from low-income, rural backgrounds. Many doctors are reluctant to practice in rural areas. Only 3 percent of […]

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Go to sleep, America. It’ll save your health — and the economy

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
June 26, 2018

Nearly a third of American adults aren’t getting enough sleep. That’s not surprising given the demands of today’s workforce. The increasingly globalized, digitized world requires many employees to be available around the clock across multiple time zones. And plenty of people work day and night shifts. That’s not just bad for health — it’s also […]

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