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UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019

Singer-songwriter Heather Mae has finally found her voice

Growing up in Virginia near Washington, D.C., in an area fueled by politics, Heather Mae had one goal: “I wanted to get out of the suburbs, move to a big …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

U.S. preschoolers less pudgy in latest sign of falling obesity

A new study says preschoolers on U.S. government food aid have grown a little less pudgy. The research published Tuesday offers fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates …


The overlooked crisis of eating disorders among middle-aged women

The truth is that eating disorders in midlife and beyond are all too common among women.


How to reboot your eating without resorting to a fad diet

That culturally ingrained notion that we need to repent after indulging is one reason the diet industry booms in January.


Selena Gomez responds after bikini pics show scar

Selena Gomez took to Instagram after bikini photos of her in Australia showing a scar drew social media comments that she looked “thick.”


Scientists engineer proteins that caused obese animals to lose weight and lower cholesterol

As the U.S. obesity rate has galloped toward 40 percent, doctors, drug designers and dispirited dieters have all wondered the same thing: What if a pill could deliver the benefits …


French fashion giants agree to ban size 0 models

Two of the world’s biggest luxury goods conglomerates announced a joint charter Wednesday which they said aims to protect the health of fashion models by making those who are unhealthily …


Dr. Zorba Paster: Actually, it is possible to be too thin

If you’re too fat or too thin, you die sooner. Barbie and all the other wannabe models are doing themselves as much harm as they would if they were mildly …


Egyptian woman, reported to weigh 1,100 pounds, to fly to Mumbai for weight-loss surgery

For more than two decades, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty has not left her home in Egypt. But now the 36-year-old woman is set to travel 2,700 miles to Mumbai …


Belly up to the TV: Binge watching could lead to more stomach fat

For every hour and a half spent watching TV, abdominal fat increased by about 3 cubic centimeters, according to a study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. …


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 …


Woman gives birth to 14-pound, 4-ounce baby boy in Kansas

A woman has given birth to a boy weighing in at 14 pounds, 4 ounces in Hutchinson.


Dr. Zorba Paster: Low fat? Low carb? The trick, as always, is moderation

If you like carbs, go for carbs – just limit them. If you like fat, go for fat – but limit it. And overall, you still have to limit what …


Zorba Paster: Rethink what you drink

What every mom and every dad should say today, along with eat those veggies, should be, stop drinking your calories.


Our culture’s view on bodies needs revising

As I read the six inspiring local weight loss stories in Tuesday’s paper, I noticed a commonality that gives me hope for the way our culture considers the human body. …


Doctors don’t address weight with firefighters

Sexy images of rippling abs and rock-hard biceps under those firefighter uniforms may obscure a serious problem: More than 70 percent of firefighters are overweight or obese, and most of …


The 411 on 85210

It’s no secret that eating healthy food and working up a regular sweat prevent obesity – or that preventing obesity can help prevent chronic illnesses including diabetes, heart disease and …


BMI represents piece of your health puzzle

At the center of a recently released study is an abbreviation that has been around since the 1800s, but many people have no idea what it means, or whether it …


Rock Doc: Retrain taste buds to like foods that are good for us

Lots of us have observed that foods that are good for us – broccoli and bean sprouts – don’t trigger intense cravings. In the late afternoon, when my energy is …


Failed diets tied to high-fat foods’ effect on brain

SEATTLE – You’ve heard “a minute on the lips, years on the hips,” or some variation. But did it make you put down that frosted butter cookie? No? OK, here’s …


Overcome temptations of holiday overeating

Thanksgiving is over and we find ourselves hip deep in the holiday season, full of good cheer and good food – sometimes too full. You may have overindulged at Thanksgiving, …


Data: U.S. obesity rate high, but not rising

Raise a glass of diet soda, the nation’s obesity rate seems to have leveled off. But more than two-thirds of adults and almost a third of children are overweight, and …