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Too many children are growing fatter -- so let's help prevent it

...foods designed to help people lose weight."In 21st-century America, excess weight and obesity have reached epidemic proportions. These conditions have bypassed smoking as the No. 1 preventable cause of death in the nation. This epidemic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-08-11/too-many-childre
How to start a vegetable garden

...garden also will be used to teach children about healthier, homegrown foods at a time when obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. About one-third of the nation's children and teens are dangerously overweight, government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/27/gar_516037.shtml
Gardening
Take-all patch at epidemic

The disease take-all patch is reaching epidemic proportions in Augusta-area lawns. The disease has been in St. Augustine lawns mostly for two or three years, but I have seen it increasing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/13/gar_461963.shtml
Gardening
A weighty issue

...productivity. The population simply must get healthier to survive. About the only thing the study got right was the epidemic proportion of obesity. Again, Britain's troubles predictably parallel those of America: Increasing numbers of people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/23/edi_153772.shtml
Editorials
Stuff to do

...friday MOVIE NIGHT: The zombie-movie horror sequel 28 Weeks Later hits theaters. This time the Rage virus is at epidemic proportions in Britain when soldiers arrive. Also out: Georgia Rule starring Lindsay Lohan as an out-of-control teen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/05/08/xtr_127585.shtml
Xtreme
Inquiry imperils building permits

...but it is by no means alone, according to environmentalists, who say non-point source pollution has reached epidemic proportions in the state. "Dirt is the leading source of pollution in Georgia, and over the years it's become clear that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/03/met_457689.shtml
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'Chronicle' editorials omit much on health care

...same time doing nothing to control costs or improve the health of Americans. Rates of obesity and diabetes are at epidemic proportions, and it's only going to get worse under the present ineffectual "sickness intervention" model of health care...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/24/let_564484.shtml
Letters
TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead

...8 p.m. Wednesday on Discovery Health Channel, provides a new perspective on teenage obesity, currently at epidemic proportions in America. - Just in time for Halloween, Discovery Channel introduces "A Haunting," with tales of the paranormal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/23/tel_14769.shtml
Television
Don't liken school woes to tsunami

...in the fact that survivors are seriously threatened with cholera, typhoid fever, hepatitis A and dysentery of epidemic proportions. I won't even mention diarrhea or any other of the possible waterborne diseases. You have the gall to imply...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/07/let_439241.shtml
Letters
Grant helps transplant care expand

...nephrology, hypertension and transplantation medicine at MCG. "North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia have epidemic proportions of kidney disease," said Dr. Kim Hertel of Nephrology Associates at University Hospital. An estimated 950...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/20/met_437639.shtml
Metro