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New Year, New YOU Contest


November 20, 2013 - 11:29am — ShannonPetteruti

How many times have you made losing weight your New Year’s Resolution? How many times have you actually kept that resolution and seen your goal actually become your reality? Statistics show that 45% of Americans specifically make Resolutions focused on weight loss and overall health improvement; only 8% of those people actually fulfill their goal.  At I.M.120 we want that 8% to become 100%! We are launching our first ever New Year, New YOU Contest giving one lucky Grand Prize Winner the opportunity to change their life for the better. 

Redefining The Use Of Statins


November 14, 2013 - 10:16am — ShannonPetteruti

Lipitor for everybody?

A few years ago I was walking through the corridor of the hospital when I  bumped into a cardiologist colleague of mine.

"How are things going?" I asked.

"Terrible" He replied. "My rate of catheterizations is down, damn Lipitor."

The Obesity Epidemic | Drugs, Pills, & Medication


November 9, 2013 - 9:47am — ShannonPetteruti

Imagine that there was an epidemic sweeping the nation affecting greater than half the population. Imagine that people were dying, the epidemic was linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, sudden-death, and an increase in human misery in general. Now imagine Doctors, hospitals, Pharmaceutical companies, and the government were doing nothing about it. Or worse yet, were blaming the victims of the epidemic for it's cause. This is not the beginning of a science-fiction movie. Welcome to the great obesity epidemic of the 21st-century.

How did we get to this place? 

Supplements | Not What They Seem


November 4, 2013 - 8:24am — ShannonPetteruti

Do you know where your supplements come from? Do they contain what it says on the label?