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Are Parents Driving the Childhood Obesity Epidemic?

How many obese kids are in the average middle school or high school school classroom in the US? Between 1976 and 1980, that number would have been about 1 in 20. Today, nearly 1 in 5 adolescents and teens are obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Childhood obesity is an [...]

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Flu Prevention For Seniors: Do You Know How To Stay Flu-Free? [Quiz]

The man in front of you in line at the grocery store sounds like he’s going to cough his lungs right out of his body. The teenager behind you is sniffling and searching her purse for a tissue to wipe her runny nose. The cashier looks so tired—like she might fall asleep before she gets [...]

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Building Healthy Habits For Weight Loss—And For Life

Many people use the start of a new year as a chance to get going on weight loss goals that they’ve put off for one reason or another. For instance, the new year can be a great time to begin preparing for weight loss surgery. That’s because getting ready for the procedure means forming healthy [...]

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Get Motivated To Lose Weight In 7 Steps

1. Think About Why You Want To Lose Weight. Start by taking a look at the reasons behind your desire to lose weight. For instance, maybe your family has a history of chronic health conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease. And being overweight or obese only increases your risk of keeping that tradition going. [...]

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Shoveling Snow? Follow Your Heart And Read This First

The snow is covering your car, your house, your whole town. Yep, winter’s officially here. So, you put on your winter gear, grab the shovel from the garage, and get to work clearing the driveways and sidewalks. It might be the right thing to do for your home, but is it the right thing to [...]

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