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By The Dispatch On Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Breast cancer risk is not increased in obese premenopausal women: Study

Young women with high body fat have a decreased chance of developing breast cancer before menopause, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators. The finding, published online More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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A quick guide to varicose veins

Varicose veins are a complicated condition that affects a broad range of people, most commonly experienced by those who are older, overweight, pregnant or have a family history of the condition. Ordinarily, the More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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AT&T Now Recognizes Excessive Sweating as a Disability

AT&T has added hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, to its list of relatively common medical conditions that it recognizes as a disability. The company is partnering with the International Hyperhidrosis Society More...

By Judy Morris On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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The Healthcare Boondoggle

A Government that controls health care also decides who lives and who dies by outlawing choice and implementing rationing.  Who wants an overpaid government bureaucrat sitting in front of a computer endowed with More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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Tips For Wiser Eating At Home

Nearly two-thirds of adult Americans are obese. People are considered overweight when their BMI goes over 25. To put it into perspective: if you are 5 feet 5” tall and weigh 150 pounds, you are overweight, and More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Fitness trends for 2016 – It’s high time you stick to your New Year resolutions!

Did you resolve during 2016 New Year that you’ll get more active this year? Well, you would be rather alarmed to know that a staggering 65% of such so-called New Year resolutions turn to the wayside just after More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Is Liposuction the Answer to Your Problems?

For the past few years, the liposuction procedure has proven itself to be one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures within the United States, making it to the top of the list alongside breast implants. More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
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The Latest Stats on Male Eating Disorders

We live in a selfie-taking world where people are hyper aware of their image. It’s gotten to the point where plastic surgeons attribute this as one reason for the increase in cosmetic surgeries in recent years. More...

By Guest Author On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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Some of the Most Common Myths about the Lap Band Dispelled

The lap band is a reasonably new type of bariatric surgery. The gastric bypass, by comparison, has been around for some 30 years. As a result, a lot of myths still exist about this new procedure. The reality is More...

By Adam Lee On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Creating A Healthier Office Creates a Healthier Business

The human body is an amazing machine that has overcome every evolutionary obstacle to reach its current incarnation. However, as we made the shift from hunter/gatherer types to farmers, merchants, service, and the More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Are Kids Becoming the New Couch Potatoes?

In recent years, there has been a rise in childhood obesity. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6-11 years in More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
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Massachusetts ends controversial obesity letters to parents noting risk of bullying

Massachusetts public health officials voted Wednesday to stop sendning controversial letters that Massachusetts public schools send parents about their children’s weight, following widespread criticism that the More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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The World is Fat: Obesity is an Expanding Problem

BY: LUCY WEILAND It’s on the news and making headlines all the time. Our waistlines are always on our minds: at the grocery store, in restaurants, at the gym, or even just sitting at home. “Do I look fat in More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
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Michelle Obama promotes ‘The Walking School Bus’ as part of her ‘Let’s Move’ campaign

First Lady Michelle Obama is promoting walking to school as part of her anti-obesity campaign which is being nicknamed ‘The Walking School Bus.” In remarks to mayors gathered at the White House, the More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 12th, 2013
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Mexico obesity rate knocks America out of number one spot

Officials at the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization say Mexico with a 32.8 percent adult obesity rate is the most overweight of the industrialized nations. Americans aren’t the fattest people in the world.photo More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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1625 ‘Fat soldiers’ dismissed from US Army over weight

Excess body fat among soldiers caused 1,625 to be booted from the U.S. Army in 2012. A Thursday report said the military dismissals over failed health and fitness tests were 15 times higher than in 2007. Officials More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
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Mississippi leads nation in obesity

No state beat Mississippi in rates of adult obesity in 2011 according to the 2011 CDC state obesity map released Monday. Image/CDC Rates of obesity in the United States ranged from a low of 20.7 percent in Colorado More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, May 29th, 2010
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New York’s Salt Ban latest in Nanny State efforts

Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) from New York is proposing Bill A10129 which is would impose “up to a” $1,000 fine for the use of salt in food preparation in any restaurant per violation. Chicken McNugget Happy More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, March 11th, 2010
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The Fat Police are out in full force

Everybody from representatives from the Kansas legislature to the Mayor of New York City to university researchers certainly want to make it more difficult and expensive for you and I to enjoy such pleasures in More...


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