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Not so long ago, about one in every 10 adult Floridians was obese. Today, if you line up four Floridians, one of them will be obese. The good news? At least we're not Mississippi, where every third person has a body mass index of 30 or higher —...
Tags: Health Insurance Cost, Obesity, Maitland, Family, Diabetes
Robert Vigorito knew he had changed some lives over the years since he helped start the Columbia Triathlon in 1984. He transformed an inaugural event that attracted fewer than 100 competitors into one of the top triathlons in the country with as many as...
Dr. Frederick L. Brancati, an internationally known expert on the epidemiology and prevention of type 2 diabetes who was director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Tuesday of...
As more people get their health information from TV and the Internet, it becomes crucial to have experts on the small screen who can provide accurate information. That's where Travis Stork, co-host of the TV show "The Doctors," comes in. Stork, an...
Tags: Television, Obesity, Arthritis, Diabetes, Genetics
On a beautiful May 3rd of 2013, while surrounded by family, Rodney Robert Millar did succumb to heart disease after a long and courageous battle. The son of Fred and Gladys (Jones) Millar, Rodney was born in Martin, SD on June 19, 1940. One of the...
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WDBJ7 ReporterCould you trade your favorite soda for water? That's the challenge health advocates in Virginia are issuing today. The "Rev Your Bev" sponsored by Y Street and the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth asked people to throw out their sugary drinks and...
Tags: High Blood Pressure, Diabetes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the recall of several dietary supplements that contain the undeclared drug tadalafil, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction. The products -- SexVoltz, Velextra, and Amerect -- were manufactured...
Kim Strong was 41 and seemed like the picture of health. She had a muscular and athletic build, low blood pressure, low cholesterol and a healthy diet. In her first four decades of life, she'd never had any serious medical issues. Then, one day last...
Are Americans getting mixed messages about how much sodium they should be consuming? Lately, yes, and some of those messages are muddled because studies themselves are muddled, a panel of doctors has concluded. The Institute of Medicine panel...
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
Upcoming Public Government Meetings - Lincoln County Board of Education: 6:30 p.m. May 9 at the Board of Education office - Lincoln County Public Library Board: 12 p.m. May 13 at the Lincoln County Public Library - Lincoln County Fire Protection...
Proposed legislation to remove junk food and sugar-loaded drinks from vending machines at California state office buildings and on government property is intensifying debate about when the battle against obesity becomes a gateway to "nanny state" tactics....
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