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As physicians who treat overweight children in Maryland daily, we strongly support the views expressed by Horizon Foundation CEO Nikki Highsmith Vernick in her recent commentary on childhood obesity ("A healthier way to snack," May 15). We urge parents to...
Tags: Obesity, Parenting, Overweight, Healthy Diet, Family
Sharlene Fair had tried for years to lose weight, but nothing seemed to work until she found her answer after breathing into a tube at her local gym. It was an irritating 10 minutes of breathing, but one that Fair said ultimately helped her drop what she...
If you're overweight and trying to lose pounds you may not get help from your doctor if he is overweight too, according to new research. According to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, physicians with a...
Sabrina Oliver looked forward to good schools and safer streets when she moved her family from her crime-ridden and trash-strewn West Baltimore neighborhood to the suburbs, but was surprised to discover another benefit as well — a dramatic...
Tags: Obesity, Health Insurance, Stress, Medical Research, Poverty
More physical education in kindergarten through fifth grade means less chance of obesity, especially for boys, researchers say. The study provides some of the first evidence of a causal effect between gym and childhood obesity. It is to be published...
Having childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could lead to a life of obesity, even if ADHD symptoms disappear in adulthood, a new study shows. The study, which followed up on 207 middle-class men who had been diagnosed with ADHD as...
The Eagle, Bryan, TexasArea seniors can take advantage of free health screenings and win a trip to Memphis, Tenn., at the 12th annual Senior Expo on Wednesday. Sponsored by The Eagle, along with H-E-B, KBTX and OLDIES 107.3, the expo will feature more than 100 vendor booths...
Not so long ago, about one in every 10 adult Floridians was obese. Today, if you line up four Floridians, one of them will be obese. The good news? At least we're not Mississippi, where every third person has a body mass index of 30 or higher —...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Heavy women are less likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis than their slimmer peers, according to a new study. Researchers following more than 116,000 women found that morbidly obese study participants were 39 percent less...
Like other fourth-graders at Evanston's King Laboratory School, Jennifer Dreller's daughter was discreetly weighed during gym class as part of a routine fitness assessment. But the experience took a toll on the 10-year-old's self-esteem, her mother...
Premium Health News ServiceHarvard Health Blog New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's revelation that he'd secretly undergone weight-loss surgery should not have as a big surprise. Christie has been publicly (and privately) struggling with his weight for years and fits the profile...
The News-SentinelEditor's note: This is the third installment of a year-long project looking at the effects of a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery on Fort Wayne resident Connie Slagal. A little over a year and 108.2 pounds later, Connie Slagal has gone from pants size 32...
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