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Obesity (INACTIVE)

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  • Reclaim Baltimore's parks to help battle childhood obesity [Commentary]

    Reclaim Baltimore's parks to help battle childhood obesity [Commentary]
    Childhood obesity is an epidemic in Baltimore, with the first signs seen in many children before they even reach traditional school age. Sixteen percent of the pre-kindergartners, ages 4 and 5, at one Northwest Baltimore public school were overweight,...
  • New grant expands Baltimore's 'B'more Fit' program [Commentary]

    New grant expands Baltimore's 'B'more Fit' program [Commentary]
    It is certainly not news that obesity is a growing health problem in this country and in the city of Baltimore. What is alarming, however, is that obesity has a disproportionately higher rate and impact on low-income, non-white populations in America. The...
  • Chefs Move to Schools event in Orange produces five new school menu items

    Chefs Move to Schools event in Orange produces five new school menu items
    Items such as the "Funfetti Chicken Bowl" and "Food Truck Burger Sliders" will begin appearing on school lunch menus in Orange County soon, thanks to the fourth round of Chefs Move to Schools recipe collaborations. The program, part of First Lady...
  • Treating PCOS in Adolescent Girls

    Treating PCOS in Adolescent Girls
    If your adolescent daughter has menstrual issues such as infrequent, prolonged or the absence of periods, you should make an appointment with her primary doctor. There are many possible causes for menstrual problems, including a hormonal condition...
  • Weight-loss surgery yields lasting improvement in health, studies say

    Weight-loss surgery yields lasting improvement in health, studies say
    Fifteen years after they have weight-loss surgery, almost a third of patients who had Type 2 diabetes at the time they were operated on remain free of the metabolic disorder, a new study says. And six years following such surgery, patients had shaved...
  • What's up, doc? Weight-loss diet for 9-year-old

    What's up, doc? Weight-loss diet for 9-year-old
    Q: How do I know if I need to put my child on a weight-loss diet? What is appropriate for a 9-year-old? A: Interestingly, 20 years ago, there was little interest in weight loss in a 9-year-old child. It was assumed that this was the “husky”...
  • Woman plans to give some kids 'fat' letters instead of Halloween candy

    Woman plans to give some kids 'fat' letters instead of Halloween candy
    If my son came home with a note on Halloween saying he was "moderately obese" and should not be out getting candy "to the extent of some children," I would probably return to the note-giver's home with a handful of eggs and my Irish fury. According to...
  • Mealtime rituals might make a difference in obesity, researchers say

    Mealtime rituals might make a difference in obesity, researchers say
    It’s not just what you eat but where and how you eat that seems to affect obesity, say researchers who looked at the effects of family dinner rituals. Families who frequently ate dinner in the kitchen or dining room had significantly lower body...
  • Chicago doctor's research fails federal smell test

    Chicago doctor's research fails federal smell test
    Smell and taste researcher Dr. Alan Hirsch has long argued that certain aromas can help people lose weight, improve athletic performance or increase sexual arousal. One of his studies found that the smell of buttered popcorn or strawberries helps...
  • Heavier dieters using diet drinks should look at food too, study says

    Heavier dieters using diet drinks should look at food too, study says
    Overweight and obese adults who use diet drinks to help them lose weight need to take another look at the food they eat, according to researchers who reported Thursday that those people ate more food calories than overweight people who drank sugar-...
  • Americans are making healthier food choices, new study says

    Americans are making healthier food choices, new study says
    Way to go, America, you're making healthier choices each and every day. American adults are increasingly consulting food labels, eating less fat and downing more fiber, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic...