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Talking about excess weight can be awkward. But talking about it with your health-care provider can also be lifesaving. To help foster that conversation, Obesity Action Coalition, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping obese individuals, has launched...
I was a pioneer of childhood obesity. By the time I was a junior in high school, I weighed more than 200 pounds. I was a fat kid before being a fat kid made you the topic of a national conversation and the first lady's pet project, back when Gatorade...
Tags: Oprah Winfrey, Halloween, Overweight, Jamie Oliver, Weight
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regularly eating cereal for breakfast is tied to healthy weight for kids, according to a new study that endorses making breakfast cereal accessible to low-income kids to help fight childhood obesity. One in every four American...
Contributing WriterAs a parent, you have the responsibility of encouraging your children to eat healthy and exercise. Childhood obesity has become a growing concern and a major problem affecting millions of families. Although eliminating obesity is not an easy task,...
An article by Bruce M. King in the February-March 2013 issue of The American Psychologist indicates 502 million persons worldwide are obese (i.e., a body mass index greater than 30, calculated by weight in kilograms divided by height in meters, squared)....
Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
Re "What we should learn from the 1-800-GET-THIN saga," Column, April 21 Readers should not be left with the impression that patients who underwent weight-loss surgery after seeing an advertisement on a billboard were unaware of the risks. Those...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday announced his latest partnership with Coca-Cola: The soft drink giant will pay for 50,000 blue recycling carts for Chicago homes and in return gets to put images of Coke products on the lids of the familiar bins. Emanuel...
Should the state play a role in preventing obesity among its residents? State Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has introduced legislation that would levy a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages, including sodas, as part of an effort to fight obesity...
Tags: Consumers, New York City, Children's Health, Weight
firstname.lastname@example.orgYou've been working hard to lose weight — following your diet to the letter, battling through food temptations and putting in extra time each day on the treadmill. But your husband, who is following the same routine, is shedding the pounds more...
Soda bans seem like a good idea in theory. Soda has no nutritional value whatsoever. Worse, it’s a sugar bomb. Given the mounting obesity problem in this country, some might think soda bans are an admiral effort to curb our collective waistline,...
Lisa Harrison weighed 527 pounds on the day she was fired from her job at a Louisiana drug addiction treatment center. The 5-foot-2-inch Harrison, who believed her employer considered her "disabled" due to her weight, filed a discrimination charge with...
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