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CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

CHICAGO | The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.

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Soda tax proposal could cause political fizz-ures

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois shoppers could find themselves paying extra for soft drinks under a proposed statewide soda tax.

February 17, 2014 5:30 pm
What's killing the region? 12 years, 24,000 deaths

What's killing the region? 12 years, 24,000 deaths

The biggest cause of death in the region often follows a circuitry of life choices and genetics, with the final kill switch thrown by the victims themselves.

February 15, 2014 10:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty takes a huge toll on our region

GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty takes a huge toll on our region

Twenty years ago, when our region first developed a Quality of Life Indicators Report, the founders of the report recognized the harmful impact poverty has on all who call our region home. The latest version of the report shows that since 2000, the poverty rate has increased in Lake, Porter …

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: You're responsible for maintaining your health

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: You're responsible for maintaining your health

Beginning Jan. 1, the Affordable Care Act will give millions of newly insured Americans access to health care, many for the first time.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Political obstacles for an unhealthy Indiana

BRIAN HOWEY: Political obstacles for an unhealthy Indiana

As the focus turns from the manufactured shutdown/default crisis in Congress to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, there is one thing Hoosiers should focus on. Indiana is not a healthy state.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am
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The Daily Fix

Indiana ranks in the bottom 10 in quality of life among the states in the U.S.

March 06, 2013 12:00 am
Weight loss medications can help in the eating struggle

Weight loss medications can help in the eating struggle

On the obstacle course of weight loss, many people get caught in the same spot again and again. Members of the medical community can help when trying to navigate the way to healthier living.

February 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bariatric surgery a viable option for significant weight loss

Bariatric surgery a viable option for significant weight loss

Dieting is frustrating for most of us, but for some, it’s nearly impossible. Bariatric, also known as weight-loss surgery, can be a viable option.

February 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Coke's new obesity ad raises eyebrows in scientific community

Coke's new obesity ad raises eyebrows in scientific community

Coca-Cola's new ad-campaign targeting obesity has created a backlash in the science community. Scientists and marketing professors weigh in on the new ad and respond to the company's claim that it has improved the health content of its products.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
Dieting in older adults futile, may have adverse affects

Dieting in older adults futile, may have adverse affects

Regardless of their diet, older adults are still at risk for obesity-related health concerns, as heart disease and hypertension, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, from Pennsylvania State University, in University Park, Pa.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am
New Israeli law banning underweight models goes into effect, aims to prevent eating disorders

New Israeli law banning underweight models goes into effect, aims to prevent eating disorders

The law sets weight minimums with the aim of discouraging anorexia and bulimia, eating disorders that affect mostly young women, who go on extreme diets and are unable to eat normally.

January 11, 2013 12:00 am
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January 10, 2013 12:00 am
Poll: Fight obesity crisis but keep the junk food

Poll: Fight obesity crisis but keep the junk food

Everyone could use a little help keeping those New Year's resolutions to slim down. But if it means the government limiting junk food, the response is an overwhelming, "No."

January 07, 2013 12:00 am
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December 14, 2012 12:00 am
Weight loss apps can benefit dieters

Weight loss apps can benefit dieters

So, once again, you resolve to lose weight for the New Year. There's an app for that; or, rather, more apps.

December 13, 2012 12:00 am

Sitting, smoking our way to the bottom

Hoosiers are heavier, smoke more and are increasingly diabetic, compared to a year ago.

December 12, 2012 12:00 am
Decoding Cat Behavior

Decoding Cat Behavior

Cats are known as mysterious creatures. While some of the things they do can be puzzling at times, you don't have to be a super sleuth to decode your pet's behaviors.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am
Blindness due to diabetes on the rise

Blindness due to diabetes on the rise

Some 3.7 million diabetics went blind over the last 10 years due to retina damage, according to recent studies funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). Approximately 7.7 million Americans are now affected by diabetic retinopathy, and the rate is predicted to climb to 11 million by 2030.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am
Studies more firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity

Studies more firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity

New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.

November 04, 2012 12:00 am
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