Stories tagged: obesity
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Pattie Kappen used surgery to lose weight and found herself in the process
Spokane resident Pattie Kappen embarked on a series of positive life changes a few years ago. She’s lost about 250 pounds, quit smoking and gone to counseling to deal with …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
1,100-pound woman leaves Egypt to India for surgery
The head of the Egyptian national airline, EgyptAir, says the company has transported a 1,100-pound woman in a cargo plane to India for a series of surgeries.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Texas man caught with cocaine hidden under belly fat, police say
Authorities say a Texas man tried to destroy cocaine hidden under his belly fat while being taken to jail after failing a field sobriety test early on New Year’s Eve.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, midnight
Special Olympics racing to better health
A high percentage of people with intellectual disabilities are obese, based on national body mass index data. Special Olympics Washington, the state-level organization, began a focus this year to increase …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 6:12 a.m.
Chubby babies on the decline in aid program serving millions
Chubby babies and toddlers at risk for later obesity are on the decline in a government food program serving millions of kids, a glimmer of good news in the nation’s …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Once underfed, Brazil’s poor have a new problem: obesity
Brazil has been bogged down in a recession for over two years but one business is still growing. Fast food. And as it expands, so does the country’s obesity problem.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, midnight
To fight childhood obesity, task force recommends screening all kids starting at age 6
Draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force urge pediatricians and other clinicians to check the body mass index of children and adolescents to identify patients who would benefit …
Sat., Oct. 29, 2016, 7:47 p.m.
Battle of the bulge: Many of Canada’s troops are fat
Canada has often been criticized for failing to pull its weight as a military partner in organizations like NATO because of its relatively low level of defense spending.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 7 p.m.
WSU study shows lack of plus-size activewear often discourages women from exercising
A recent study from Washington State University found a lack of fashion options has plus-size women feeling frustrated and might be hindering activity. The study, recently published in the journal …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
Why are women losing the battle of the bulge?
After a national report this summer showed that women have surpassed men in obesity rates, doctors and obesity researchers are searching for answers to why women are struggling more than …
Mon., June 13, 2016, 7 p.m.
Idaho congressman lost 72 pounds walking. Now he wants everyone to do it
WASHINGTON – At 55, Brian Whitlock is like millions of Americans, getting far too little exercise. But he’s ready to do something about it, pledging to walk 2,963 miles in …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Adult obesity in U.S. rises to 38 percent, CDC study says
How do government agencies, private foundations, industry groups and professional societies squander hundreds of millions of dollars? By trying to fight America’s obesity epidemic. Two new studies show that the …
Tue., May 24, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Diabetes guidelines urge using obesity surgery more often
International diabetes organizations are calling for weight-loss surgery to become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are only mildly obese.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 8:50 a.m.
Subway posting calories nationally as regulation lags
Subway is moving ahead and posting calorie counts on menu boards nationally despite another delay in a federal rule requiring the information.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 4 p.m.
Will obesity reverse life span gains made over decades of health triumphs?
New statistics on death rates in the United States appear to confirm a grim prediction – that obesity is reversing decades of steady expansion in Americans’ life spans, according to …
Wed., March 23, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
Anchorage noticed nationally for reducing childhood obesity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska– Anchorage has been recognized by a national public health foundation as one of four communities in the country to have reduced and maintained a lower rate of childhood …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
Your Neanderthal inheritance could affect your mood, skin and smoking habits
It’s been 40,000 years since the Neanderthals disappeared, but their lingering genetic legacy may be influencing your health.
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 5:29 p.m.
BMI mislabels 54 million Americans as ‘overweight’ or ‘obese,’ study says
Good news for some in the high-BMI crowd: A new study from the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that some 54 million Americans who are labeled as obese or …
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015, midnight
Link between obesity, faulty gene could open different path of treatment
Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the …
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015, midnight
Northern Idaho mental illness, obesity are top health issues
Obesity and mental illness are the top public health concerns in northern Idaho, according to a study released Thursday. Both kids and adults struggle with their waistlines, the study found. …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015, 3:05 p.m.
Obesity, mental illness top North Idaho’s list of health concerns
Obesity and mental illness are the top public health concerns in North Idaho, according to an assessment released today.
Sun., Dec. 14, 2014, midnight
Tips to surviving the holidays without gaining too much weight
Nobody gains 20 pounds all at once. Extra weight creeps up on us over time. Especially around this time, said Lisa Randall, a dietitian and diabetes educator at the INHS …
Tue., July 29, 2014, midnight
TOPS offers weight-loss support at skinnier price
Near the top of every TOPS meeting, there’s a weight-loss roll call. Or weight gain or weight maintenance, depending on what kind of week the member had. At one such …
Tue., March 11, 2014, midnight
House Call: Weight-loss medications offer hope
Last month we had good news about obesity rates in the United States – a significant decline among children 2 to 5 years old. Because children who are overweight or …
Fri., Nov. 29, 2013, midnight
Obesity in kids can affect health later in life
Dear Mr. Dad: There’s a lot of talk about childhood obesity. How do you think that’s going to affect the next generation of athletes? Will we be able to compete …
Tue., Sept. 17, 2013, midnight
The risk after obesity
Daniel was a 14-year-old boy who had difficulty concentrating, suffered bad moods and irritability, and withdrew from other people. He was fatigued, bloated and constipated, and he couldn’t tolerate the …
Fri., Aug. 30, 2013, midnight
Smaller plates, exercise can help keep obesity at bay
Dear Mr. Dad: The statistics on childhood obesity and all the associated health risks seem to get worse every day. I know I shouldn’t admit it, but banning all sugar …
Fri., Aug. 16, 2013, midnight
Obesity’s mortality could be quite high
The death toll of the nation’s obesity epidemic may be close to four times higher than has been widely believed, and all that excess weight could reverse the steady trend …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013, midnight
CDC sees drop in number of obese children
ATLANTA – For years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. Now that may be changing, with the first evidence of a national …
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013, 9:35 a.m.
Report: Childhood obesity rates fell in 18 states
ATLANTA (AP) — 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 …