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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

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Fort Worth Mayor Launches Health Initiative

Childhood obesity is a challenge that familes and cities all over the country must face. But in Fort Worth, the mayor has unveiled a plan to get both kids and adults to live healthy.

09/17/2012

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Healthy And Obese? It’s Possible

Usually being obese means a higher chance of developing health problems. But, a new study shows that it is possible to be fat and fit – and also to be at no greater risk for some chronic diseases.

09/05/2012

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Infant Antibiotic Use May Cause Weight Issues

A new study found that some children who used antibiotics tended to weigh more for their height than children who didn’t take the medication.

08/22/2012

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Child Bullies Linked To Adult Health Issues

Sad days at school are now being linked to illness later in life. As it turns out, those bullies who made your childhood so miserable may also be impacting your health decades later.

08/22/2012

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More Kids Gulping Artificially-Sweetened Drinks

More kids are drinking artificially-sweetened beverages, new research suggests. The news has scientists questioning if this trend is a good thing for growing bodies.

08/17/2012

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12 States Now Have High Obesity; Texas No. 10

A 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.

08/13/2012

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Create Other Issues

Gastric bypass surgery has become a popular solution for the extremely obese. But years after being introduced, more patients are finding themselves struggling with new issues.

07/23/2012

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Nearly 25-Percent Of Texas Dogs Are Obese

A 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.

07/02/2012

Special School Helps Teen Combat Childhood Obesity

Know Your BMI: Docs Urged To Screen For Obesity

Chances 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.

06/25/2012

Children walk to an exercise class while attending a program for overweight adolescents and children. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

AMA Supports Requiring Obesity Education For Kids

The American Medical Association says yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity should be required for public schoolchildren and teens.

06/20/2012

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