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Many of us lie awake at night wondering when sleep will come. Others fall asleep quickly only to awaken in the wee hours. Whatever the scenario, most adults have experienced difficulty getting a full, restful night's sleep.

Insufficient sleep is linked to chronic diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression. Alternatively, sufficient sleep is increasingly recognized as an important part of chronic disease prevention and health and wellness promotion. The National Sleep Foundation suggests that healthy adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night.


“Good Morning, Vietnam!” Many of a certain age remember this phrase from Robin Williams’ 1987 war-comedy film, which depicted life in Saigon during 1965.

Things have definitely changed since the end of the war in Vietnam in 1975. While still undeveloped in many ways, Vietnam is now in the midst of dramatic change, especially in the large cities. 


Every year, millions of Americans make a New Year’s resolution to eat right. But even with the best intentions, many of us struggle to keep that promise.

As we have explored in other posts, eating right and being mindful of our diet during the holidays are goals worth striving for to improve our health and well-being.

Tagged in: Food Nutrition Obesity

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This post is guest-authored by Karlyn DeBow, a registered dietitian at PeaceHealth Oregon Bariatric Center and the sister of Oak Street Medical’s Dr. Kirk Jacobson and Oregon Allergy Associates’ Dr. Kraig Jacobson.

The short answer is, yes, bariatric surgery works.

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Jumping onto the scale will tell you how much you weight, but nothing more. Knowing where you fall on the body mass index (BMI), however, can serve as an excellent reference point for determining a healthy weight for one's height.

How do I calculate my BMI?