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Showing Improvement: Obesity Rate For Low-Income Preschoolers Dropping

While childhood obesity continues to be an epidemic in the U.S., for the first time in years, the obesity rate for low income preschoolers is showing signs of improvement.

08/09/2013

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Obesity Officially Classified As A Disease

The American Medical Association, the nation’s largest organization of doctors, now considers obesity a disease.

06/24/2013

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AMA Declares Obesity A Disease

This week, the American Medical Association declared obesity a disease.

06/21/2013

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Grocery Store First In City To Offer Dietician To Customers

More than a third of Baltimore’s neighborhoods don’t have grocery stores. It’s a problem that’s contributed to the city’s high obesity rate.

06/13/2013

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New Hopkins Study Shows Tackling Obesity In Youth More Effective For Heart

Doctors say it’s never too late to lose weight, but a new Johns Hopkins study shows the sooner you peel the pounds, the better for your heart.

03/05/2013

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Tips For Keeping Your Kids Active From A Baltimore Fitness Professional

Cold weather can be the perfect excuse for kids to stay indoors and busy themselves with sedentary activities like television and video games. Enough of the excuses! It’s time to get our kids moving. Here are some easy tips for keeping children active during the colder months.

02/16/2013

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Gallup Poll: 36 Percent Of American Adults Overweight

A new Gallup Poll revealed that just more than 36 percent of Americans are overweight.

01/24/2013

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Coca-Cola Tackles Obesity Epidemic In Television Ads

Sugary drinks have been under fire for the part they play in the fattening of America. Coca-Cola is now weighing in, saying it wants to be part of the solution to the obesity epidemic.

01/15/2013

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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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