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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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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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Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?

  There has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the last 20 years. More than one third of Americans are now considered to be obese. Obesity is the second cause of preventable death and contributes to breast cancer, coronary heart disease, Type II diabetes, sleep apnea, gallbladder problems, osteoarthritis, colon cancer, hypertension and stroke. [...]

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Five Diet Myths Exposed

From detoxing to gluten free, there are a lot of diets out there – and a lot of misleading information about each one. We know it can be overwhelming when you’re looking for advice on how to diet, so we’ve put together a list of some common diet myths and the truth behind their claims. [...]

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Managing Your Appetite – A Battle of Epic Proportions

Bruce Wayne, Peter Parker, Clark Kent—just a few regular guys right? Right! Well, until they don their superhero suits and transform into their unstoppable alter egos. Yet, even Batman, Spiderman and Superman have their weaknesses. Superman can’t seem to shake that pesky green stuff. Spiderman is always risking everything to save MJ. And Batman sure [...]

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