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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
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
Ask the Bugman: Treating the mighty mites

...almost on a daily basis. This is no longer a psychological problem, but a real physical problem and it is reaching epidemic proportions in this country. I coined the term Invisible Biting Bug Syndrome (IBBS) for this condition. It is also known...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/2012-03-27/ask-bugman-treating-mighty-mit
Greenjackets notebook

...which former National League MVP Ken Caminiti alleges that use of the performance-enhancing drug has reached epidemic proportions in the majors. Caminiti's revelations didn't surprise the Jackets. Several players agreed steroid use isn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/02/gja_342394.shtml
GreenJackets
Insects are dining on birch leaves

...to University of Georgia Extension Service entomologist Will Hudson, who said the insect apparently has reached epidemic proportions only in the Augusta area. For infestations on smaller trees that can be sprayed with insecticides, try Sevin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/03/gar_393566.shtml
Gardening
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
Pounds and pounds of pork

...Republicans and Democrats, rookies and old-timers. No one, it seems, is immune. Use has grown in recent years to epidemic proportions, bloating our government's spending by billions. Since George Washington, presidents have railed against congressional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/12/15/edi_176821.shtml
Editorials
'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
Motorists pledge safe driving

...Cliff Staggs, director of emergency services in Aiken County. "The accident rates in South Carolina have reached epidemic proportions, and the death rates are steadily increasing." During this year alone, 584 people have died in traffic accidents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/07/22/met_293337.shtml
Metro
Motorists face dangers on area roads

...is why they are working to combat a problem at least one health department worker characterizes as approaching epidemic proportions. "The public awareness is very low," said Priscilla Bence, coordinator of Augusta's Safe Communities Coalition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/06/11/met_291016.shtml
Metro