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Researcher Propose Higher Tax on Sugary Beverages

As obesity continues to plague the United States, many states have imposed a tax cost on some of the products that contribute to unhealthy weight gain, like soda. But experts believe that the current sales tax isn’t high enough to truly impact health and weight loss.

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U.S. Cancer Rates Drop, While Obesity Related Cancers Increase

There has been a steady drop in in the cancer death rate in the United States, but obesity related cancers, such as kidney cancer, is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society’s annual report.

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Hey Moms, It Could Be Your Fault Your Kid Is Overweight

Childhood obesity is soaring. In fact, about a third of US children are currently overweight or obese — and a new study may reveal one big cause.

Researchers found toddlers who have a poor relationship with their moms could be twice as likely to be obese by the time they turn 15, possibly because they tend to turn to food as a substitute for motherly comfort.

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Obesity Isn’t Just Bad for Your Body, It’s Bad for Your Wallet, Too — Health Check

The health risks of obesity are well-documented, but there’s a financial downside, too — data shows obese people also earn less money, especially women.

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‘Obesity May Run in the Family,’ Say Researchers — Health Check

Is obesity contagious? A study back in 2007 seemed to indicate that, saying we get it from our friends. To back that up, researchers highlighted data showing members of social groups were likely to have similar rates of obesity. New research, however, seems to be changing all this by finding that social interactions may have little impact on body weight.

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Should We Be Concerned About Obesity in Kindergarteners? — Health Check

We never used to think of chubby kids as being anything other than adorable, but researchers are now more concerned about children’s eating habits now that more Americans are being considered obese.

According to a new study, 40 percent of American children enter kindergarten with a body mass index (BMI) greater than the 75 percentile. Anything over the 85th percentile is considered “overweight,” and over the 95th percentile is “obese.”

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Car Companies Working on Bigger Cars for Fat Drivers

Don’t worry if your waistline is expanding, because pretty soon, your luxury vehicle will expand with it.

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McDonald’s Happy Meals to Get Healthy Makeover

In an effort to help stave off childhood obesity, McDonald’s announced Monday that its iconic Happy Meals are getting a healthy tune-up.

Traditionally, the meals included a burger or chicken nuggets, fries and a soda. But starting this fall, a fruit or vegetable will also be in the shiny box.

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Leading Doctor Recommends Obese Children Be Taken From Their Parents

A doctor has proposed putting severely obese children in temporary foster homes.

Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Harvard-affiliated Children's Hospital Boston, made this recommendation Wednesday in highly respected 'Journal of the American Medical Association.'

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HCHN Helping Herkimer County Get Healthier
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State Funding Awarded To Herkimer County HealthNet

Herkimer County, NY (WIBX) - Grant funding has been awarded to a Herkimer County organization to help people get healthier.

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