Obesity

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Doctor: How To Address Obesity & Halloween Candy

Halloween is on Thursday, and while many of us are stocking up on candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, a woman in Fargo is planning to hand out a controversial letter.

10/30/2013

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N.D. Woman To Give ‘Obese’ Kids Advice, Not Halloween Candy

A Fargo, N.D. woman is at the center of controversy after vowing to hand not Halloween candy but instead letters to children she deems “overweight,” warning them about their health.

10/30/2013

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Doctors Warn Against Too Much ‘Screen Time’ For Kids

They’ve been called electronic babysitters. All of that technology we love, our kids love too. But you can have too much of a good thing. A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics found kids spend, on average, eight hours using some type of “entertainment media” each day. Doctors say one to two hours a day is plenty. That screen time, experts warn, can add up to health and behavior problems. Excess use of cell phones, tablets and TVs is linked to violent behavior, cyberbullying, obesity, lack of sleep and other health problems.

10/28/2013

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Good Question: Does Beer Really Create Beer Bellies?

Many viewers of the Vikings game Sunday may have taken in some adult beverages; perhaps a beer or two. So, we thought this would be a good time to answer a question from Bruce in Blaine: How much does beer contribute to a beer belly? Allina Health cardiologist Dr. Courtney Baechler says beer bellies are a bit of a myth. “Culturally speaking, men tend to drink a little more beer than women, and it’s the perfect nitus to get fat because it’s a lot of carbohydrates,” Dr. Baechler said.

09/30/2013

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Health Watch: US Falling Behind In Every Measure Of Health

New research shows the U.S. is falling behind other countries in just about every measure of health, including how long people live. Two of the main reasons are poor diet and lack of exercise.

07/10/2013

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Obesity Now Recognized As Disease By AMA

The nation’s largest medical group has just recognized obesity as a disease. The new distinction may lead to policy changes in terms of interventions and treatments.

06/19/2013

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Minn. Teen Loses 165 Pounds, Becomes Inspiration For Others Online

One-third of all kids and teenagers are considered overweight or obese.  Yet we hardly ever hear about kids who’ve lost a lot of weight. Frozen dinners aren’t what most 15-year-olds eat. But Nate St. Martin isn’t like most teenagers.

06/17/2013

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The Facts And Fallacies Of Eating Disorders

We like to talk about eating healthy and exercising, but doing this can be difficult when you have an eating disorder. It’s an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating.

05/30/2013

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Study: 8 Million Americans Could Have Heart Disease By 2030

In today’s Health Watch, heart failure is going to become a much bigger problem, and a bigger burden, on our health system in the coming years.

04/24/2013

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Coca Cola’s Obesity Ad

This ad is causing  a big stir

01/15/2013

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Report: 50 Percent Of Minnesotans Could Be Obese By 2030

A new report forecasts that obesity rates will dramatically increase in every state in the country over the next 20 years.

09/18/2012

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Blue Cross Ads Aim To Fight Obesity By Targeting Parents

A new ad campaign is asking Minnesota parents to start setting a better example for their kids in an effort to fight obesity.

09/10/2012

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Mayo Study: Big Bellies Worse Than Obesity

Which is worse? Obesity or normal weight with a ‘beer belly?’ The answer from a Mayo Clinic study might surprise you.

08/28/2012

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Kids Get Help To Battle Obesity At Camp Wabi

For many kids, summer includes a trip to camp where they learn and make new friends but the mission is much bigger at one camp: tackling kids’ widening waistlines.

08/20/2012

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How To Avoid The ‘Freshman 15′ At College

We’ve heard of the dreaded “Freshman 15″ — the 15 pounds first-year college students are said to gain when they go off to school.

08/03/2012

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