obesity

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KYW Staff
March 10, 2020 - 4:00 am
According to a new study, when it comes to obesity, genetics are not destiny and certain forms of exercise may be better than others. Read more here.
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Lynne Adkins
March 03, 2020 - 4:00 am
The number of Americans who are obese has gone up again. Read more here.
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Rasa Kaye
January 13, 2020 - 3:00 pm
Members of the medical community are keeping a weather eye on how our rapidly warming world is already challenging our physical well-being — and how that may change how they respond to the increased demand for drugs to treat climate change’s exacerbation of health problems. Read more here.
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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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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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