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Stories with subject: Obesity
  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:08 pm
  • NEW YORK - In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

  • Pueblo breaks ground on $20M wellness center 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:44 pm
  • SANTA ANA PUEBLO, New Mexico - Santa Ana Pueblo on Saturday broke ground on a $20 million health and wellness center in an effort to turn the tide on rising rates of obesity, diabetes and other health concerns that have plagued Native American communities.

  • Survey finds Bellingham residents thin, Yakima fat 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:56 pm
  • SEATTLE - Bellingham is one of the nation's thinnest communities and Yakima among the most obese, according to a survey that lists Washington as the only state with cities ranked in the top five and the bottom five in the nation for obesity.

  • Surgery gives long-term help for obese diabetics 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:16 am
  • WASHINGTON - New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients' diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good.

  • Schools increasingly check students for obesity 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 11:13 am
  • CHULA VISTA, California - The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measures her son's body fat.

  • Obese Texas girl who had tumor has surgery in Ohio 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 2:43 pm
  • CINCINNATI - A 12-year-old girl with a rare case of medically induced obesity that pushed her weight past 200 pounds is recovering after weight-loss surgery.