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State obesity rates hold steady; 30 pct or more in 22 states

...that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving.Results from a telephone survey show obesity rates stayed about the same in 45 states...experts said they are glad, overall, that obesity rates aren't getting worse.The 2014...
Nation and World
We must fight childhood obesity among minority students

...often I see young adults who developed obesity during childhood. Some of them now a preventable disease, as are other obesity-related ones, like heart disease...less healthy lives than their parents. Obesity's impact is even more problematic for...
Suicide, obesity rates increase in Alaska

ANCHORAGE - The rates for suicide, obesity and infant deaths in Alaska have increased...Health Director Ward Hurlburt said that obesity has become one of the state's most expensive health problems. Complications from obesity such as diabetes and high blood pressure...
Anti-obesity campaign is reasonable and well-grounded

...Michelle Obama launched her campaign against obesity, she's drawn increasing criticism from...big-government playbook for fighting obesity. In fact, a large part of the more insidious "solutions" to the obesity problem being promoted by much of the...
Outside editorial: Getting a grip on the obesity debate

...According to contrarian views of the obesity/overweight issue, the concern is overblown...challenges the link between health problems and obesity. Some naysayers suggest the antifat campaign...Centers for Disease Control (CDC), obesity rates leveled off last year, but are...
JAMHI selected for Dartmouth InSHAPE research project

...Behavioral Health, the project is aimed at determining how to best implement evidence-based health promotion to decrease obesity and reduce cardiovascular risk for persons with mental illness. JAMHI is one of 20 organizations selected from applicants...
Fogle to plead guilty to sex acts with minors, child porn

...been secretly produced by the former director of his charitable foundation, which sought to raise awareness about childhood obesity and arranged for Fogle to visit schools and urge children to adopt healthy eating and exercise habits.Authorities said Fogle...
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JAMHI announces Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration Grant Award

...coordinator."We have long known that people with serious mental illness experience a higher incidence of diabetes, hypertension, obesity, high cholesterol and other health problems than do others, and now we have an opportunity to turn the tide," Watts said...
Report: One-third of US kids still eat fast food every day

...scientists have pointed at drive-thru french fries and takeout pizza as contributors to kids being overweight. Childhood obesity - a national health concern - has been stable at about 17 percent over the last decade.For the study, the CDC asked about...
Nation and World
My Turn: Are you ready for back to school?

...risk assessment for young children, depression screening for adolescents, alcohol and drug use assessments for adolescents, obesity screening and counseling and vision screening for all children. Adults and women also have access to preventive health services...


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