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View Resource Obesity and Genetics: A Public Health Perspective

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office of Genetics and Disease Prevention and Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, this Web siteis a collection of information on the relationship between obesity and genetics. It offers links to a variety of sources of information, including Web resources and journal articles on the problem of obesity, the relationship between...

View Resource Physicians' Reactions to Overweight Patients

This case study, by David M. Lane of Rice University, assesses the question, "Do physicians discriminate against overweight patients?" This study indicates that, at least in one respect, they do. Basic concepts are t-test, means, and boxplots. The experimental design, materials, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and raw data are given.

View Resource Bogus Weight Loss Claims

The Real World Learning Objects Library presents a project that incorporates the real-life experience of false advertising in weight loss miracles and the science behind such claims. Under the guise of helping the FDA police such bogus claims of "quick fix" weight loss pills or secrets, students have the opportunity to apply biology and other earth sciences to consider a claim and disprove it. ...

View Resource Pathology Case Study: Maculopapular Rash

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 38-year-old woman with a history of morbid obesity and gastric bypass surgery complains of fatigue, sore throat, and rash. Visitors are given the physical examination results and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent...

View Resource National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Interactive Tools and Resources

Health care professionals and educators will be delighted to learn about this site, provided that they haven't heard about it already. Created by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, this site brings together a number of interactive tools and online resources that will be of great use to those in these fields. The site includes such materials as asthma mortality maps of the United States,...

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