Tag: obesity

Roundup: CDC Recommends New Shingles Vaccine for...

A panel of experts with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended the use of a...

October 27, 2017

Roundup: Being Overweight or Obese Linked to...

Extremely obese people who undergo surgery to shed excess weight lower their risk of developing cancer, according to a new...

October 13, 2017

Childhood Obesity: How to Help Your Kids...

Childhood obesity gets a bigger spotlight than usual in September, as schools re-open and the U.S. observes a national campaign...

September 26, 2017

Roundup: Those ‘Fat But Fit’ Have Higher...

Being “fat but fit” is likely just a myth, a new study has found, stressing that these adults carry an...

August 18, 2017

Roundup: Yoga Can Help Alleviate Back Pain;...

Research supports the many health benefits of yoga, including increasing strength and flexibility, improving lung function and lowering blood pressure. Now, add back...

June 23, 2017

Roundup: One-Third of World is Now Overweight...

About one-third of the world’s population, more than 2 billion people, are overweight or obese, according to a new study...

June 16, 2017

Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise Among...

A concerning new byproduct of the obesity epidemic among children and teenagers is the relatively new rise of type 2...

April 17, 2017

Roundup: Florida’s ‘Healthiest’ Counties are Ranked; It’s...

The annual health ranking of Florida’s 67 counties that measures such factors as smoking rates, obesity, physical inactivity and “food...

March 31, 2017

Roundup: U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Down 15%;...

Infant mortality rates have slid to new lows, meaning that fewer babies are dying in the United States, according to...

March 24, 2017

Tips on Controlling Portion Sizes

If you’ve been eating on the run or at restaurants, you’ve probably noticed that portion sizes have increased over the...

March 6, 2017

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Children’s Health: Home Pools and Swimming...

While public pools and beaches remain mostly closed off to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, swimming safety still needs to be top-of-mind for families...