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Obesity (INACTIVE)

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  • Local doctor's new children's book promotes heart appreciation

    Local doctor's new children's book promotes heart appreciation
    A new children’s book by an Orlando physician is working its way into children’s hearts. “Your Amazing Heart,” (IHB Publishing) written by Dr. Edwin Lee is gearing up for its Amazon debut Feb.18. As part of National Heart...
  • La Cañada area not hit hard by flu season

    Despite grim statistics released Friday by the California Department of Public Health that show a spike this year in flu-related deaths, local health officials say all seems to be well throughout the community and in the La Cañada schools. The state...
  • Health warning labels proposed for soda sold in California

    SACRAMENTO -- Citing studies linking soda to obesity, a state lawmaker and medical experts proposed a first-in-the-nation bill Thursday that would require sugary drinks sold in California to have health warning labels similar to those on packs of...
  • TVs, cars may spread obesity and diabetes to poor nations, study warns

    TVs, cars may spread obesity and diabetes to poor nations, study warns
    Warning: Owning a television may be hazardous to your health. Ditto for owning a car, though not quite as much. And the less money you have, the more dangerous the devices become, according to a new study. In the United States, Canada and other...
  • Weekend cheating might help dieters succeed

    Weekend cheating might help dieters succeed
    Go ahead and eat a few French fries or a couple of bites of chocolate cake - as long as it's the weekend, when diets tend to fall by the wayside only to be resumed on Monday morning, a new study suggests. "Regardless of who you are, there's a rhythm to...
  • Peninsula receives childhood obesity funding

    Peninsula receives childhood obesity funding
    The Peninsula is one of three areas in Virginia targeted by a Nemours grant to combat childhood obesity. Nemours, a Delaware-based children's health system selected three states for the initiative — Virginia, Kentucky, and California. Virginia's...
  • Siting markets in 'food deserts' no quick cure for obesity, study says

    The logic seems simple enough: the consumption of healthy foods is low, and obesity is high, in neighborhoods where supermarkets are notably absent; so, opening supermarkets in those neighborhoods should boost consumption of healthier foods and drive down...
  • Obese at 5? Chances are higher for obesity later, study says

    Children who are overweight in kindergarten have four times the risk of becoming obese by eighth grade, researchers reported Wednesday – in just one of the ways they said that the risk of becoming overweight or obese could start even before birth....
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Fed Up'

    Accessibility trumps artistry in "Fed Up," a formulaic and functional documentary that nevertheless proves effective at getting the message out about America's addiction to unhealthy food. Focusing specifically on childhood obesity, the insidious...
  • L.A. hospitals gird for rise in flu cases

    L.A. hospitals gird for rise in flu cases
    Despite a statewide drop in reported influenza cases, Los Angeles hospitals are preparing for this year's season to worsen in the coming weeks, fearful of the deadly H1N1 "swine flu" virus strain that is to blame for most of this year's flu deaths. H1N1...
  • Unraveling any weight-gain links to stress, cortisol

    Unraveling any weight-gain links to stress, cortisol
    Here's some not especially breaking news: Lots of Americans are over-stressed, and lots of those very same Americans also are overweight. Surely, it would appear, stress must be one of the most fattening things outside of a KFC Double Down sandwich....