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More Salt In Kids’ Diets May Mean More Obesity

Limiting children’s salt intake could be one way to reduce childhood obesity.

12/11/2012

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Stress In Parents Linked To Obesity In Kids

One in three kids in America is overweight or obese. Having stressed-out parents may be contributing to these rates.

10/22/2012

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Study: Check-Ups Do Not Benefit Health

A new study by the Cochrane Library finds that physicals won’t benefit a patients’ health or reduce their risk for chronic disease or dying.

10/20/2012

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Forecast For Md.’s Obesity Rate Is Frightening; Exercise & Healthy Diet Prescribed

Obesity is on the rise across the nation but in Maryland the problem is getting worse faster. An alarming new report shows the obesity rate here could double by the year 2030 to a staggering 59%.

09/18/2012

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Maryland Weighs In As The 21st Heaviest State

Breaking it down by fat. A study by the Centers for Disease Control has ranked the 50 states by obesity levels.

08/14/2012

CDC: New Smoking Patterns Are Cause For Alarm

The number of cigars and the amount of pipe tobacco used for roll-your-owns smoked each year is on the rise.

08/06/2012

Are You In Denial About Your Weight?

A new study suggests that most of us are clueless about whether we are gaining or losing weight.

08/06/2012

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Disabled Md. Boy’s Stolen Specialty Trike Returned

Police in Hagerstown say they have recovered a therapeutic tricycle worth $8,000 that was stolen from a disabled 7-year-old boy.

07/31/2012

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Port Discovery Exhibit Encourages Children To Exercise With Interactive Activities

As childhood obesity rates skyrocket, a local children’s museum is trying to do its part to get kids moving. Thursday, a new exhibit opened at Port Discovery that’s designed to put a kick in their step.

06/21/2012

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Companies Join Md. Athletic Club’s Program To Get Their Employees To Exercise

Nearly half of Americans could become obese within the next 20 years. That’s the alarming prediction from a new study.

05/10/2012

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First Lady Applauds Olive Garden Announcement

Michelle Obama said Thursday that a pledge by the Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants and its sister chains to serve healthier meals is a “breakthrough moment” for the industry.

09/15/2011

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Montgomery Co. Father Speaks Out About Son’s And Ex-Wife’s Murder-Suicide

Emotional reaction from the teenage boy’s father and what may have driven his mother to desperation.

08/05/2011

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