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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

Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Fell In 18 States

A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday. In 18 states, there were at least slight declines in obesity for low-income preschoolers.

08/06/2013

Overweight teenagers during a morning walk. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas Offers Online Help Against Childhood Obesity

Texas has unveiled a website meant to help battle childhood obesity and identify areas of the state where youngsters are most at risk.

12/20/2012

Overweight teenagers during a morning walk. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawmakers & Doctors Talk Texas Childhood Obesity

There’s a movement to get state lawmakers more involved in addressing the obesity problem in Texas. Lawmakers and doctors continued a dialogue at the third annual Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC) public health forum.

CBSDFW.COM–09/27/2012

Special School Helps Teen Combat Childhood Obesity

Texas Obesity Rates To Nearly Double By 2030

A health group predicts that obesity rates in Texas will nearly double, and more than half the people in the state will be obese in less than 20 years.

09/18/2012