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Two-liter bottles of soda (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New Haven Mayor Proposes Statewide Soda Tax To Fight Obesity

Mayor Toni Harp says a 2 percent tax on high-calorie sugary drinks would reduce sales of the beverage and generate about $144 million in revenue.

02/10/2014

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Opens Ice Rink At Prospect Park (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Kicks Off Legacy Tour In Brooklyn

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 12 years in office is down to its final two weeks.

12/17/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Bloomberg Legacy: Mayor Mike Went Where Many Didn’t Have Guts To Go

The Michael Bloomberg era in New York City ends in just two weeks.

He leaves with friends, enemies and a long list of accomplishments, which, in true Mayor Mike style, he wants to be the first to tell you about.

12/16/2013

FILE -- An unidentified man walks down the street. (Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: There Is No Such Thing As Being Obese And Healthy

Some people insist it is possible to be overweight and still be fit. But as CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported Tuesday, a new study finds that is not true.

12/03/2013

A customer fills a 21 ounce cup with soda at a McDonald's on Sept. 13, 2012 in New York City.

City Launches New Campaign Against Sugary Drinks

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Monday launched a new anti-obesity campaign, focusing on the risks posed by sugary drinks.

11/25/2013

Kevin Chenais, 22, has been stranded in the U.S. since being denied boarding on a London bound plane. (Credit CBS 2)

Passenger Alleges Weight Discrimination Against British Airways

A French family finds themselves stuck in the United States after British Airways refused to let their sick son fly. The family says he was a victim of weight discrimination.

11/14/2013

Pepsi fountain drinks (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Top NY Court Will Review Bloomberg’s Large Sugary Drinks Ban

The Court of Appeals granted a request by city officials to challenge a mid-level court decision that struck down the measure in July.

10/17/2013

Oreo Cookies (file/credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Study: Oreo Cookies As Addictive As Cocaine

Connecticut College psychology professor Joseph Schroeder and four students studied in rats whether high fat, high sugar foods can be as addictive as drugs of abuse.

10/15/2013

Doctor checks pediatric patient (credit: CBS 2)

Study: Obesity Surgery In Younger Patients Could Reverse Cardiac Problems

Researchers found many pediatric patients had hearts that look like those of middle aged patients. But after weight loss surgery, that changed.

09/11/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)/ A 32-ounce soda (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

City Continues Push To Allow Large Sugary Drinks Ban To Take Effect

A state Supreme Court Appellate Division panel last week said the Board of Health was acting too much like a legislative body when it created the ban and said it didn’t believe sugary drinks were “inherently harmful.”

08/05/2013

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Study: ‘Fat Shaming’ Doesn’t Work

Does shaming people help them lose weight? A new study says no, reported CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez on Wednesday.

07/31/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city will appeal a judge's decision to halt a super-sized sugary drinks ban. (credit: Getty Images)

Appeals Court Strikes Down Supersized Sugary Drinks Ban

The four-judge panel of the state Supreme Court Appellate Division said the Board of Health was acting too much like a legislative body when it created the ban.

07/30/2013

City Health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, July 23, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Announces Fruit And Veggie Prescription Program

Pediatricians at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx and at Harlem Hospital are writing prescriptions for fruits and vegetables to at-risk youths.

07/23/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg . (Photo: CBS 2)

New York City Anti-Obesity Project Focuses On Building Design

A New York City initiative to combat obesity will promote physical activity through design changes for buildings and public spaces.

07/17/2013

My Gym

Kids’ Only Gym Aims To Encourage Fitness From The Youngest Age

Some parents have been getting their kids to the gym at the youngest ages possible, in an effort to battle obesity before it can ever take hold.

06/19/2013

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