| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:45 PM
The number of Americans who smoke is down to about 20% while in the 1960's the number was 46%--and we were thinner then.
Today an estimated 30% of Americans are overweight and a new study finds that it's because fewer of us are smoking.
Julie Brown is...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 5:34 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The state has launched an investigation into Lap-Band surgery centers affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign.
Insurance giant Aetna says the California Department of Insurance is looking into allegations of fraud against its...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 3:30 PM
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A British TV crew visited an Indiana city this week to film segments about obesity for a program called "Supersize vs. Superskinny."
Producers from the show, which focuses on dieting and extreme eating lifestyles, visited...
| Jan 12, 2012
Q: My son, a New England Patriots fan, has three pet crabs. We are (Denver) Broncos fans. Will the crabs get along with one another if they have different team logos painted on their shells? -- D.H., Denver, CO
A: I may not be paid as much as Tom Brady...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Columbia will develop by June a vision for a network of interconnected pathways that will allow residents to ditch their vehicles and use nearly 100 miles of trails to walk, bike or run to their destinations.
Some 130 community members turned out this...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 10:20 PM
Like most big companies, Irvine pharmaceutical giant Allergan Inc. likes to project the image of an upstanding corporate citizen. Indeed, it devotes several pages of its website to its purported good works.
Yet it's still proper to ask: When will...
| Jan 9, 2012
Have you resolved to go on a diet and shed pounds in the new year? Why not also put your home on a diet in 2012?
It makes sense, said Sharon Kreighbaum, author of the new book "Is Your House Overweight? Recipes for Low-Fat Rooms" and owner of Staged...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Beyond what we eat, what we're born with and what we do, our environment contributes in major — and mostly unnoticed — ways to our health and our weight.
All have conspired to make two-thirds of adult Americans and one-third of American...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 4:24 PM
OHIO -- The mother-child relationship has always carried a lot of weight. Now researchers say some obese teens might be in essence, carrying the weight of their relationship with their mothers when they were younger.
A new study published in this week'...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Jaci Lynn Jacobs, 32, Mobridge, second degree insufficient funds check, fined $125 and sentenced to 30 days in jail with all of the jail sentence suspended.
Tomasine Hope Muldoon, 22, of 914 S. 17th St., No. 4, domestic violence simple assault, charge...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:10 PM
If you are struggling with lapses in your workout routine or healthy eating to lose weight, Kathy Stevens suggests you look them head on.
"One way to prepare for lapses is to recognize them," says Stevens, director of distance education for the Aerobic...