obesity

Rubs Eyes, Takes Big Gulp: Soda Lobby Drops $9.4M Against Bay Area Beverage Tax

Rubs Eyes, Takes Big Gulp: Soda Lobby Drops $9.4M Against Bay Area Beverage Tax
If you are in the Bay Area, you won't be surprised to hear that the beverage association and its member companies have spent quite the hefty total on the two measures. But the number still may seem excessive: a top soda lobbyist — yes, of course that's a real thing — has spent $9.4 million in the Berkeley and San Francisco blasting the tax.
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Austin's (Waistlines Are) Growing, but Use of Big Data, Detailed Map Technology Might Reverse the Trend

Austin's (Waistlines Are) Growing, but Use of Big Data, Detailed Map Technology Might Reverse the Trend
New mapping technology is helping Austin combat a growing youth obesity problem.
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Dr. Oz on Peddling Miracle Pills: 'They Don't Have the Scientific Muster to Present as Fact'

Dr. Oz on Peddling Miracle Pills: 'They Don't Have the Scientific Muster to Present as Fact'
Under pressure from Congress, celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz on Tuesday offered to help "drain the swamp" of unscrupulous marketers using his name to peddle so-called miracle pills and cure-alls to millions of Americans desperate to lose weight. Oz appeared before the Senate's consumer protection panel and was scolded by Chairman Claire McCaskill for claims he made about weight-loss aids on his TV show.
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Rocked by Obesity and 'Food Deserts,' NJ Needs Gov Christie to Step Up

Rocked by Obesity and 'Food Deserts,' NJ Needs Gov Christie to Step Up
Governors across the Northeast are increasing heat subsidies for millions of people impacted by a harsh winter and even harsher cuts to federal safety nets. New Jersey has been especially hit hard, but has yet to receive any help from its top executive, Gov. Chris Christie.
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Congratulations McAllen-Edinburg-Mission: You're the Fattest Metro Area in the Country

Congratulations McAllen-Edinburg-Mission: You're the Fattest Metro Area in the Country
For the third consecutive year, residents of the Boulder, Colorado metro area are the least likely to be obese, at 12.5 percent in 2012. Residents of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas, continue to be the most likely to be obese, at 38.5 percent.
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Medicaid Customers Are Generally Obese and Depressed, Study Shows

Medicaid Customers Are Generally Obese and Depressed, Study Shows
Adults on Medicaid - by definition, those with lower incomes - are in relatively much poorer health than are those who get their healthcare from other sources, reflecting the overall-population finding that poor health is inversely correlated with income.
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