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As a veterinarian with a few years (translation: decades) under my stethoscope, I have come to really appreciate the puppies and kittens that come in to our office for their first visits and then watching them grow and develop over years and move on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obese mothers tend to have kids who become obese. Now provocative research suggests weight-loss surgery may help break that unhealthy cycle in an unexpected way — by affecting how their children's genes behave. In a first-...
WSBT-TVJust how healthy is the county you live in? A new study breaks down nearly every county in the country. The Robert Wood Johnson report released Wednesday looked at 25 factors, including childhood poverty, obesity and smoking rates, as well as social and...
An Indiana state lawmaker recently floated a bold idea on how to bring down Indiana’s childhood obesity rates. Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Dist. 14) filed a bill which would require students K-12 to attend thirty minutes of daily physical education....
WSBT-TVHow much you weigh could put you at major risk of developing cancer. In fact, doctors treat 100,000 cases every year, and those are only cancers linked to obesity. Body weight can determine who gets cancer, how you treat it and how likely you are to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — We know obesity is a health crisis, or every new year wouldn't start with resolutions to eat better and get off the couch. But don't try taking away our junk food. Americans blame too much screen time and cheap fast food for...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Community Health plans to lay out a new educational campaign to combat obesity in the nation's fifth heaviest state. Officials including health department Director James Haverman will unveil the...
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue Extension researchers are helping with a multi-state study that's seeking the causes of childhood obesity among preschoolers in the Midwest's rural areas. The federally funded study led by Kansas State University...
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CHICAGO (AP) — Unemployment hurts more than your wallet — it may damage your heart. That's according to a study linking joblessness with heart attacks in older workers. The increased odds weren't huge, although multiple job losses posed as...
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday. The diabetes rate in Oklahoma more than tripled, and Kentucky, Georgia and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found. Soda and other sweetened drinks — the focus...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Community Health has selected 10 agencies for a pilot program to help improve physical activity and healthy eating for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The aim of $915,000 in grant...
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