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Northern California Hospital Will Stop Offering Sugary Drinks

Another San Francisco hospital plans to stop offering sugar sweetened beverages, saying that the drinks are unhealthy.


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Nutritional Education Program Lowers Obesity Rates In Public Schools

Nutrition, victim of poverty, affects not only children’s health but also, their ability to learn and excel in school. Common Threads, a nutritional education initiative, is changing that.


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FDA Approves Weight-Loss Drug Contrave

U.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments.


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Will The Tax On Sugary Drinks Fizz Out?

If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don’t pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?


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Lifeline: Making Exercise Fun For Elementary School Kids

With the lights and fog machine, it’s easy to see why the kids at Carmichael Elementary School are getting up and moving.


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Tackling Dog Obesity

A new app is being hailed as a “Fitbit” for dogs as owners grow increasingly aware of their pets’ health.


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Schools Increasingly Check Students For Obesity

Chula Vista school district among schools working to calculate BMI for students.


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SF Lawmakers Float 2 Cent-Per-Ounce Soda Tax

San Francisco officials again are trying to improve residents’ health and raise money for government coffers by taxing soda and other sweetened drinks, an effort that’s previously failed to gain traction locally and in other U.S. cities.


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Stockton Market Provides Healthy Eating Options For Families

For Tanisha Tillis, driving to the nearest grocery store to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables isn’t an option. “We don’t have a car to get to the big stores.” That’s why she was thrilled […]

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Woman Claims Removing Plastic From Diet Led To Dramatic Results

One secret to weight loss could be as simple as saying “no” the next time you’re at a cash register.


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Study: Obese Doctors Less Likely To Diagnose Obesity

A new study that looked at the weight of both doctors and their patients found obese doctors were less likely to diagnose obesity in their patients.



Smoking, Obesity Impact Length Of US Lifespans

The U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation yet has worse life expectancy than many — and a new report blames smoking and obesity.