Avery the pig before her remarkable weight loss. (credit: Facebook)

Obese Pet Pig Inspires Local Church To Get Healthy

At St. Nicholas Church in Flower Mound, the congregation is getting healthy, but their inspiration is coming from the most unlikely of places, a pig named Avery.


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Medical Expert Talks Autism, Statin Drugs, Breakfast

Dr. Crystal Foster joins CBS 11 News to talk about a new statin drug warning from the FDA, a new study on autism, and the trend of eating two breakfasts.


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Miracle Diet Pill? A Safe Drug Is Elusive

The battle of the bulge has been a big, fat failure for U.S. drugmakers. But that hasn’t stopped them from trying.


Chocolate is the go-to food for saying 'love you,' but it also contains phenylethylamine and other chemicals which can act as a stimulant similar to the body's natural endorphins.

Study Says Dessert For Breakfast Can Help Weight Loss

Good news, dessert lovers. A new study suggests adding ice cream, cake, chocolate or cookies to your breakfast might actually help people lose weight.


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FDA Panel Backs Previously Rejected Diet Pill

A once rejected diet pill won an endorsement from advisers. The drug could become the first new anti-obesity medication in the U.S. in over a decade.


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FDA To Give Controversial Diet Drug Another Look

It has been 13 years since the FDA approved a prescription diet pill. But on Wednesday, it takes a second look at a drug called Qnexa.


First Lady Michelle Obama speaks as she kicks off her three-day national "Let's Move!" tour on February 9, 2012 at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. (credit: Jason Bradwell/NBAE via Getty Images)

First Lady Honors Dallas School For Healthy Eating

First Lady Michelle Obama is in North Texas for a second day to thank a DISD elementary school for a job well done in the arena of healthy eating.


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Game Day Food Doesn’t Have To Be Unhealthy

Most of the Super Bowl parties will feature loads of unhealthy treats to munch during the game. But that does not have to be the case.


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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is an essential part of any diet, but medical experts are concerned that people are not getting enough.


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Simple Exercises That You Can Do At Home

Are you struggling to find time to hit the gym? No worries! There are a number of easy exercises that anyone can do right at home.


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Study Says Diet Cola Can Cause Weight Gain

Most people drink diet soda in an effort to take in fewer calories, to help keep their weight down or take some off.


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Meal Planning Is Key To Healthy Eating

You want to eat healthy, but just cannot make it happen. Meal planning — before you sit down at the table — is crucial to reaching your goals.