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HOBART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana hospital that erected billboards with the message "Obesity is a disease. Not a decision" is facing a public backlash from people who find the signs offensive. The staff at St. Mary Medical Center's Healthy 4...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The case of an 8-year-old third-grader weighing more than 200 pounds has renewed a debate on whether parents should lose custody if a child is severely obese. Roughly 2 million U.S. children are extremely obese — weighing...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The case of an 8-year-old boy taken from his family because he weighs more than 200 pounds (90 kilograms) has renewed a U.S. debate on whether parents should lose custody if a child is severely obese. The boy was removed from his...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSara Sauer was a fit athlete who played golf and softball at LaVille Junior-Senior High School in Lakeville, but when she graduated in 2004 and got an office job, she ballooned to up to more than 200 pounds. The weight piled on, she said, because of...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two scientists who unlocked mysteries linked to obesity or a professor who figured out how to make stem cells without human embryos are among potential candidates for the 2011 Nobel Prize in medicine. Canadian-born Douglas...
NEW YORK (AP) — Having a burger and fries with that workout? Don't laugh. Many Americans talk skinny but eat fat. Research shows that while 47 percent of Americans say they'd like restaurants to offer healthier items like salads, only 23 percent...
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A gym and fitness center with a rock-climbing wall, Nintendo Wiis, Xbox Kinects, circuit fitness equipment and an active learning lab might not seem like it would exist in a public elementary school. But a variety of the...
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — To say 18-year-old Tanner Hankins is half the man he used to be would be inaccurate, but the Cape Girardeau High School senior has managed to melt away nearly 70 pounds since January and 110 pounds overall. At his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — University of Utah officials are hoping to prevent childhood obesity by targeting teen mothers during pregnancy. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/qUzzfa ) 54 percent of the 400 teen moms and 28 percent of the 800...
Tags: Obesity, Overweight, Hospitals and Clinics
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Indiana has a weighty problem. An annual report from the Trust for America's Health ranks Indiana as the 15th-fattest state with an obesity rate of 29.1 percent. Indiana's obesity rate has increased by 60 percent since 1995,...
Tags: Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, Diabetes, Health
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials are targeting infant mortality, obesity, tobacco use and other health priorities in a new five-year plan aimed at improving the health of Hoosiers. The plan released Monday also focuses on assuring...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama had doubts about making a campaign against childhood obesity one of her signature issues. "I wondered to myself whether we could really make a difference, because when you take on a problem this big and this...
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