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Weighing In On Airlines Weighing Passengers

Samoan Air announced plans last month to add an XL class for its larger customers to provide larger seats. Which means the airline is going to start weighing passengers.

08/07/2013

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The Obese Need Help

As more studies are being performed, it is becoming clear that counseling and support could play a crucial role for those struggling with weight issues.

08/06/2013

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Obesity Increases Health Risks Every Year

Each year that a person is obese increases their risk of developing coronary artery disease – often a silent killer.

07/24/2013

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Knee Pain May Be Osteoarthritis

Although it can occur in almost any joint, osteoarthritis is a condition that often occurs most commonly in the knee.

05/28/2013

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Desk Jobs Increase Risk Of Obesity

If you sit behind a desk six hours a day, you have almost doubled the risk of obesity when you compare it to someone who spends only 45 minutes a day behind a desk.

05/09/2013

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Teens Who Sleep More Weigh Less

Researchers followed adolescents from ages 14 to 18. More sleep was associated with a reduction in average BMI.

04/18/2013

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Fast Food Not Solely To Blame For Obesity Epidemic

Fast food restaurants are not entirely to blame for our nations growing weight problem. Many offer healthy options. But studies show that most of us turn them down because of other reasons.

04/05/2013

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Tax Deductions For Weight Loss Programs

The IRS issued a ruling that states that if your physician determines that you are obese and then prescribes a weight loss program, the fees for the weight loss program are deductible medical expenses for tax purposes.

03/26/2013

Stigall Show Log 1.29.13

Chris discusses the “Gang of Eight’s” proposal on immigration reform, the continued drama surround whether or not Beyonce lip-synched the inauguration at last weeks Presidential Inauguration, the Boy Scouts re-consideration of their policy banning gays, and accusations against New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez that he hired an illegal immigrant as an intern and travelled to the Dominican Republic to have sex with prostitutes. He also talks to Author Chris DeRose about his book, Lincoln: The Early Years.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–01/29/2013

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Expert: Diet, Exercise Important For Pets

Humans make resolutions to lose weight but how about making one for your pet? Recent studies have found more than 50 percent of pets in America are overweight.

01/20/2013

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Fat Philly No More?

A recent report seems to demonstrate that citywide efforts in Philadelphia against childhood obesity are working.

12/12/2012

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Leptin May Hold Key To Weight Problems

Leptin is an important hormone in regulating metabolism. If you have sufficient quantities of leptin you are less likely to be obese. But, if you don’t have enough, you can have problems with weight.

10/17/2012

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Childhood Obesity Studies Underscore Problem

Multiple studies indicate that childhood obesity, and the problems associated with it, need to be addressed.

09/25/2012

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Sleep Apnea May Cause More Than Snoring

Recent studies have linked sleep apnea to elevations in blood pressure as well as cardiovascular issues.

09/04/2012

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Some Fat May Be Healthy

Fat around the thighs and buttocks is considered unsightly by some but published studies have found that fat in this area can reduce the harmful effects of inflammation in the body leading to protection against disease.

08/23/2012

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