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Overweight students stretch during training at a camp held for overweight children. (credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Scientists: ‘Helicopter Parenting’ Leads To Overweight Kids

Scientist say parental fears could be making kids fat. For the first time, researchers say they can prove that ‘helicopter parenting’ – adults who micromanage their child’s every move — is fueling the childhood obesity epidemic.

CBS 11–07/18/2014

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Tarrant County Confirms Sixth Flu-Related Death

The Tarrant County Health Department confirmed a sixth flu-related death in the county Tuesday.

01/21/2014

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Doctors Told To Get Serious About Obesity

Next time you go for a checkup, don’t be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight. The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic.

11/13/2013

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CDC: 2011 Worst Year For U.S. Measles In 15 Years

Last year was the worst year for measles in the U.S. in 15 years, health officials said Thursday. There were 222 cases of measles, a large jump from the 60 or so seen in a typical year.

04/19/2012