Tag Archives: PUBLIC HEALTH

The Power of Water in Fighting Obesity

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

Over two in three Americans are overweight or obese.[1] That’s dangerous. Obesity is linked to over half of cancers among women and nearly a quarter among men.[2] Obesity also causes a host of other devastating diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression.[3] Sugary and low-nutrition beverages are a major reason for this epidemic. Swapping these […]

How to Combat the Winter Blues

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
November 30, 2017

This winter, up to one in five Americans will experience seasonal affective disorder — a depression caused by seasonal changes.[1] Fortunately, there are easy ways to nix SAD, and get glad. SAD is a serious mental health concern. Folks who suffer from it may have mood swings and depression for months.[2] They may feel hopeless, […]

Getting Rid of the Stigma Around Diabetes

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
November 27, 2017

Over 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes.[1] Half of those patients suffer mental anguish due to the social stigma associated with the disease.[2] That stigma can lead to physical harm — and put patients’ lives at risk. One of the underlying causes of this stigma is misunderstanding and victim-blaming. Many people believe diabetes is a […]