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There is some good news in the war against childhood obesity.
Could the link between high BMI levels and early puberty pose health risks for your child?
FILE - In this June 26, 2012 file photo, two women speak to each other in New York.
What your child eats may impact their body mass index, a new study finds
Although there are many important criteria that need to be met when deciding who is a good candidate for bariatric surgery, it appears body mass index may not have to be high on the list.
There's outrage among some parents who say they're getting letters from their children's schools stating their kids are too fat.
Two hundred thousand is a big number, but this is the amount of deaths that may be preventable in this country. Many heart disease and stroke deaths could be avoided through improvements in lifestyle behaviors, in the way we treat risk factors and by being proactive.
(NAPSI)Most people recognize that coffee is a great way to wake up and focus in the morning, but what many may not know is that an extract derived from the coffee bean can also be an effective way to maintain healthy glucose levels already within normal range and lose weight.
(NAPSI)—An astounding 87 percent of Americans 65 and older have at least one chronic condition, and 67 percent have multiple chronic conditions, according to a 2004 report prepared by Partnership for Solutions. Baby boomers are aging into Medicare at a clip of 10,000 per day, which means that the number of Medicare beneficiaries with chronic diseases is set to skyrocket, putting an unprecedented strain on our health care system.
(NAPSI)—“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is an important adage to keep top of mind as we each strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle and achieve lifelong well-being.
(ARA) - Once you and your partner have made the big decision to start expanding your family, whether in the next few months or years, thinking about how to prepare can be a little overwhelming. Don't worry! Some simple steps and an optimistic attitude can help pave the way for a healthy pregnancy.
A new study shows young girls with higher body mass index, above the 85th percentile, tend to be starting puberty earlier. But, what does this mean for the health of your child?
(NAPSI)—The 2012 Olympic Games can inspire many to make improvements in their fitness and in their efforts to keep their families healthy. One thing that fans and athletes can relate to is the importance of starting the day right, with a great breakfast to help achieve your potential.
(NAPSI)--For generations, children have enjoyed gliding through the air on swings and going down slides at their neighborhood playground. Long before the terms BMI and trans fat were part of everyday speech, kids would run out to the backyard or a local park to meet up with friends for an afternoon of fun.