| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:53 PM
ATLANTA (AP) — For many years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. Now, that may be changing, with the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity.
In 18 states, there were at least...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today that obesity rates for low-income, pre-school kids are on the decline. Huzzahs for all who are fighting the good fight, kids and adults. But before we crack open the celebratory (diet,...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Preschool parents take note: If your kid is clamoring for a daily hit of soda, sugary sports drinks, or fruit drink, you may want to just say no.
Young children who drink sugar sweetened beverages every day are more likely to be obese than their non-...
| Aug 2, 2013
Dear Amy: Three years ago, my (then) 35-year-old sister-in-law (who lives with my mother-in-law) referred to my 9-year-old and her 9-year-old cousin as "bitches," "brats," and other words that I would have preferred my daughter had never heard.
| Jul 31, 2013
The largest long-term study of Hispanic/Latino health to date could help uncover reasons behind this group's high rate of certain chronic, often life-threatening diseases and determine why life expectancy in the population appears longer despite these...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:13 PM
I am appalled at the vendors' opinions quoted in your July 25 article about Howard County farmers' markets. Given the rate of obesity in this country, and the rise of obesity-related diseases in children, encouraging families to shop for fresh, local...
| Jul 28, 2013
It's hard to imagine Alicia Gonzalez doing anything in slow motion.
"I do enjoy yoga, believe it or not," says Gonzalez, executive director of Chicago Run, a nonprofit organization that works with Chicago public schools to help fight childhood obesity...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Obesity in America is an epidemic. The percentage of population that is overweight or obese has never been higher. Along with this phenomenon go higher rates of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and joint problems such as arthritis. Obesity is a...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:06 AM
You don't have to be a heavy drinker to suffer from liver problems. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has become the most common chronic liver disease in all developed countries, including the United States, says Dr. Srinevas K. Reddy, assistant...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Third in five parts: Residents' weight-loss stories add up to 424 pounds.
For many obese Americans, a visit to the doctor's office is the catalyst for change. When patients learn that their obesity is causing other health problems — such as...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:53 AM
The Obesity Action Coalition is fighting against weight standards imposed by the Boy Scouts of America for admission to this year’s National Jamboree.
According to the group’s policy, scouts with a BMI of 40 or above are unable to attend the...