Methodist Dallas Hospital Helps Their Own Get HealthyAccording to researchers at the University of Maryland, some 55% of the nation’s nurses or overweight or obese—citing stress, and the hectic pace as some of the reasons that it’s so hard to focus on their own health.
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.
Fewer School Districts Promoting Junk Food, SodaThere's been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines.
Extra Pounds May Add Extra Years To Your LifeLose weight, live longer... right? But a recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics found that this is not always true. It's been dubbed the "obesity paradox."
CDC: U.S. Kids Eat Too Much Salt, As Much As Adults American children eat as much salt as adults — about 1,000 milligrams too much, or the same amount as in just one Big Mac.
12 States Now Have High Obesity; Texas No. 10A new government survey shows 12 states now have very high obesity rates. Overall, more than a third of adults are obese but rates vary by state.
Nearly 25-Percent Of Texas Dogs Are ObeseA new study by Pfizer Animal Health shows nearly a quarter of Texas dogs are obese. Vets say Texas dogs are fat for the same reason people are.
Know Your BMI: Docs Urged To Screen For ObesityChances are you know your blood pressure. What about your BMI? Body mass index signals if you're overweight, obese or just right considering your height. Some doctors have begun calling it a vital sign, as crucial to monitor as blood pressure.
Obese Pet Pig Inspires Local Church To Get HealthyAt 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.
Likelihood Of Infants & Future Obesity StudiedResearchers say there's a new way to tell if infants are likely to become obese later on: Check to see if they've passed two key milestones on doctors' growth charts by age 2.
Texas Ranked As 12th Most Obese StateA new report says Texas is the 12th most obese state in the nation. About 30 percent of the state's adults are obese.