Obesity

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Losing Weight For The New Year

The commercials for weight loss started right after Christmas this year.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/07/2014

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Harvard Researcher Explains Importance Of Early Obesity Prevention

“How early should obesity prevention start?” That’s the name of a “perspective” in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine.

11/14/2013

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Local Doctor On Obesity Crisis

Massachusetts and Rhode Island were among the states with the lowest obesity rate.

08/16/2012

New York City is nicknamed "The Big Apple." (Photo credit: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Off Our Rockers’ Program Promotes Health In Gardner Schools

It focuses on fitness and nutrition for students in kindergarten through third grade.

03/21/2012

Diet, Scale, Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions: Lose Weight

We are inundated by TV programs and commercials for dieting, dieting supplements, gym membership and exercise equipment.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/17/2012

A doctor examines an x-ray of a patient with gout.

Simple Steps Can Decrease Risk Of Developing Gout

Gout, a painful condition that causes severe pain in the joints, is becoming more prevalent.

10/25/2011

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Mass. Health Officials Approve Strict School Nutrition Standards

Health officials approve new school nutrition standards that could be among the toughest in the country and will help combat childhood obesity.

07/13/2011

New school nutrition rules would cut out sugary drinks and salty snacks in all Massachusetts schools.

Mass. Expected To Approve Strict New School Nutrition Standards

Massachusetts health officials are set to approve new school nutrition standards that supporters say could be some of the toughest in the country and will help combat childhood obesity.

07/13/2011

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Local Experts Propose That Parents Should Lose Custody Of Super Obese Kids

Some local anti-obesity advocates are proposing officials should take some “extremely obese” children away from their parents and place them in foster homes.

07/12/2011

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