obesity

A woman getting her blood pressure checked by a doctor.
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KYW Staff
November 19, 2019 - 5:29 pm
Roughly one-half of the 35 million people with high blood pressure are women. Read more here.
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A pregnant woman with a doctor.
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KYW Staff
November 19, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Prenatal care includes medical exams, dietary advice, exercise tips and plenty of information related to preparing for the birth of the child. But prenatal care can begin even prior to deciding to become pregnant. Read more here.
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Doctors performing surgery.
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KYW Staff
October 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
Bariatric surgery has rapidly gained in popularity in the past decade and for those at high risk, the morbidly obese or people who are obese with serious health risk factors, it can make a big difference.
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August 18, 2019 - 8:51 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new report from the University of Connecticut has found that men often don't seek help for medical problems because of body self-image issues. Some may...
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August 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dementia is a major public health issue in the U.S. with 5.8 million people in the country living with the disease, and as a result, hundreds of millions...
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The Philadelphia health department is launching a campaign against sugary snacks with the goal of reducing the city's high rates of diabetes and childhood obesity.
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Pat Loeb
July 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sugar is not so sweet when it comes to its impact on health; it causes obesity in children and leads to Type 2 diabetes in adults. Which is why the Philadelphia health department is launching a campaign against sugary snacks with the goal of reducing the city's high...
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This undated photo provided by the National Institutes of Health in June 2019 shows an "ultra-processed" lunch including brand name macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, canned green beans and diet lemonade.
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June 14, 2019 - 11:55 am
By Candice Choi, AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the spread of cheap, packaged foods...
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According to U.S. preliminary research published Tuesday, June 4, 2019, dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your body clock and lead to weight gain and even obesity.
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June 10, 2019 - 5:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes of Health study published Monday isn't proof, but it bolsters evidence...
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Early childhood education
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May 21, 2019 - 12:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal. Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from 2009 to 2016. That was down from 10% a decade earlier. In children, high...
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Doctor and patient.
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Lynne Adkins
April 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We know that smoking causes cancer, but another risk factor is rising to the same dangerous level. Obesity causes cancer and it ranks right up there with cigarette smoking, according to Dr. Anthony Perre, chief of outpatient medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of...
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