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Channel 2 NewsHannah Curlee is half the woman she used to be and that’s a good thing. Curlee struggled obesity for years, but then she won a spot on NBC’s hit shot ‘The Biggest Loser’. “For me I was nervous at first because the one thing...
Channel 2 NewsA health research center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been awarded a $5.3 million dollar grant from the National Institutues of Health. The Center for Alaska Native Health Research will use the money to continue work over five years on...
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Channel 2 NewsThe state health department is trying to raise awareness of obesity in Alaska. The department, along with Providence Health & Services Alaska, is hosting a free screening of part of the HBO documentary film series "The Weight of the Nation:...
Tags: Weight, Entertainment, Overweight, Health, Documentary (genre)
Channel 2 NewsThe state is encouraging Alaska elementary schools to take part in a three-month challenge aimed at encouraging kids to be more physically active. The effort is partnership between the state health department and Healthy Futures, a program promoting...
Los Angeles TimesRonda Storms is a Republican state senator from Florida. She is also a mom who buys the groceries for her family of four. A few months ago, Storms, 46, started noticing that some fellow shoppers were using federal food stamp money to purchase a lot of...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is partnering with the organization Healthy Futures, and schools statewide for a get-fit campaign aimed at Alaska's children. The kickoff was held at Susitna Elementary school on Tuesday. Students in...
A new report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds obesity rates have risen. Alaska ranks 30th on the list tied with Virginia. In 1995 the state ranked 17th. In 2010 not a single state lowered its obesity rate....
Channel 2 NewsThe USDA is calling on school cafeterias to add more fruit and cut back on starchy staples like fries. Some of the proposed changes will happen incrementally, like slowly cutting the amount of sodium in meals over the next decade so kids' taste buds...
NBC NewsA new report says that American childhood obesity is threatening national security. A group of retired generals and admirals presented the report Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The headline: nearly one-third of Americans between the ages of 17 and 24 are...
The Orlando Sentinel has published several articles and editorials regarding the proposal to increase both the volume and the hours for Orlando's downtown bars. Reacting to outcry from downtown residents, the proposal to increase the outside decibels...
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Do your kids love chocolate milk? It may have more calories on average than you thought. Same goes for soda. Until now, the only way to find out what people in the United States eat and how many calories they consume has...
Having childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could lead to a life of obesity, even if ADHD symptoms disappear in adulthood, a new study shows. The study, which followed up on 207 middle-class men who had been diagnosed with ADHD as...
Tags: Weight, Medical Research, Symptoms, Arts and Culture, Overweight
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