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Methodist Dallas Hospital Helps Their Own Get Healthy

According 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.

04/01/2015

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Treadmill Desks Helping City Workers Shed Pounds

Some employees in the City of Dallas 311 call center are walking off extra weight, all while working their usual jobs. The department added a Trek Desk last year, to give workers an alternative to their sedentary work styles.

CBS 11–02/19/2015

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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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Fewer School Districts Promoting Junk Food, Soda

There’s been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines.

08/26/2013

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Texans Sending Overweight Pups To Doggie Boot Camp

Too many treats and too few walks can equal a pudgy pooch. The growing size of dogs is a growing problem across the country. Now some pet owners are turning to doggy weight loss centers for help.

CBSDFW.COM–08/15/2013

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

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Airline Introduces Pay-By-Weight Ticket Pricing

A tiny Samoa airline is giving passengers a big reason to lose weight: Tickets sold not by the seat, but by the kilogram. Samoa Air plans to start pricing its first international flights based on the weight of passengers and their bags.

04/03/2013

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Researchers Try To Separate Obesity Fact & Fiction

Researchers who reviewed the science behind some widely held obesity beliefs found it lacking. Their report says dogma and fallacies are detracting from real solutions to the nation’s weight problems.

01/31/2013

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Veterinary Tips To Trim Down Your Pudgy Pet

Losing weight is always a popular resolution for the new year, but what about extending that to your pet? Nearly 25 percent of dogs and cats in Texas are overweight.

01/16/2013

Special School Helps Teen Combat Childhood Obesity

Overweight-Only Gym Fosters Supportive Atmosphere

Downsize Fitness is an exclusive health club, evocative of the nation’s trendiest gyms. But there’s a strict requirement to join: You must be 50 pounds or more overweight.

01/07/2013

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Extra Pounds May Add Extra Years To Your Life

Lose 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.”

CBS 11–01/02/2013

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Overweight CBS Anchor Fights Back Against “Bullying”

A CBS television news anchor in Wisconsin fought back on live TV in response to a disparaging email about her weight and accusations of being an irresponsible role model for girls.

CBSDFW.COM–10/03/2012

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