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...Uhles for his article featuring Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman's Happy campaign. Inspiring, upbeat messages are always welcome. MEDICAID IS OFFERING nutrition counseling to patients with obesity? How long does it take to say "Eat less?"

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-24/rants-raves
Medicaid offers nutrition counseling to combat obesity in SC

...adult weighing more than 200 pounds.The goal is to reduce obesity rates in a state that consistently ranks among the fattest...percent in 1990. The state ranks among the worst nationwide in obesity-related diabetes and hypertension, according to the Trust...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-08-15/medicaid-offers-nutrition-counselin
2016 hopefuls hit the gym, try to skip pie on campaign trail

...workouts. First lady Michelle Obama is also a fitness devotee whose "Let's Move" campaign strives to reduce childhood obesity.Hillary Clinton tries to avoid pizza, works out regularly and does yoga from time to time, said spokesman Nick Merrill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/food/2015-08-19/2016-hopefuls-hit-gym-try-skip
Fogle to plead guilty to sex acts with minors, child porn

...by Russell Taylor, 43, who ran the charitable Jared Foundation. The foundation sought to raise awareness about childhood obesity and arranged for Fogle to visit schools and urge children to adopt healthy eating and exercise habits.Two months before Fogle's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-19/fogle-plead-guilty-sex
Al Jazeera YouTube channel airs satirical video about US

...video posted on an Al Jazeera YouTube channel over the Fourth of July weekend mocks Americans for dubious "achievements" in obesity, pornography production and gun ownership.The satirical item, under two minutes long, was produced out of San Francisco...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-07-06/al-jazeera-youtube-channel-airs
Farmworkers get screenings from GRU medical students at their workplace

...researchers at GRU a chance to look at the results over time and discover a couple of trends.One is a surprisingly high level of obesity among the farmworkers, a high percentage of whom are Latinos, with the accompanying health problems of high blood pressure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-07-17/farmworkers-get-screenings-g
Which obesity surgery is best?

...resolutions to lose weight and turn to obesity surgery, doctors are debating which type...Medical College. He is president of the Obesity Society, the largest group of specialists...studies on surgery's long-term effects. Obesity is a problem worldwide. About 31 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/04/liv_39984.shtml
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Weighty new world: Obesity gains ground as global killer

EDITOR'S NOTE - Obesity is now a global problem, spreading even...every fourth person on Earth is too fat. Obesity is fast becoming one of the world's...weight, according to the International Obesity Task Force. Of those who are overweight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/10/liv_415142.shtml
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Obesity rate rises across Southeast

...remains among the highest for not only obesity but diabetes and hypertension.Although no state decreased in obesity rates, only 16 increased, compared...released the study F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011 on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2011-07-07/obesity-rate-rises-across-so
Study: obesity a growing problem among the affluent

WASHINGTON - Obesity has long been a problem mostly of the...are catching up fast. The prevalence of obesity is growing three times faster among Americans...better fruit. But even as the nation's obesity rates have ballooned since the 1970s...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/03/liv_452011.shtml
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