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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

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

Bloomberg, Booker Behind Effort To Ban Using Food Stamps For Sugary Drinks

The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities sent a letter to congressional leaders saying it’s “time to test and evaluate approaches limiting” the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages, in the interest of fighting obesity and related diseases.

06/19/2013

FILE - A nurse teaches a diabetic patient how to draw her own insulin injections. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Diabetes-Related Deaths Hit All-Time High In NYC

The city Health Department said Monday that the disease was the underlying or a contributing cause of 5,695 deaths in 2011. That’s about 160 more such deaths than in 2010 and 1,260 more than in 1990.

06/10/2013

Screen shot of new sugary drinks ad launched by the NYC health department. (credit: YouTube)

New NYC Ad Campaign Targets Sweetened Teas, Fruit Drinks

The American Beverage Association says the ads oversimplify the causes of obesity.

06/03/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Discusses Weight Loss Surgery, Says Decision Not Career-Based

“In terms of keeping it secret, it’s nobody else’s business,” Christie said. “If asked about it, I wouldn’t have lied about it. But it’s nobody else’s business but mine.”

05/07/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Fact Check Friday: Bloomberg’s Whopper

“For the first time in the history of the world, more people will die from over-eating than under-eating this year,” Bloomberg said. Was the mayor telling truth or serving up a whopper?

04/05/2013

Chris Christie Gives Annual State Of The State Address (John Moore/Getty Images News)

Christie: My Weight Is A Serious Matter

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie poked fun at his weight during an appearance on the “Late Show” with David Letterman on Monday night, but he is actually getting serious about his weight.

02/05/2013

Big Gulp cup at a 7-Eleven. (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opponents Of Sugary Drink Ban Seek Delay On Enforcement

The proposal, scheduled to take effect on March 12, would ban many eateries from selling high-sugar drinks in cups or containers bigger than 16 ounces.

02/05/2013

1.24.13 Daughter on a Diet

Diet Dilemma: Mom’s Memoir Tells Story Of Putting 7-Year-Old On Diet

A mother, Dara-Lynn Weiss, told the world why she put her 7-year-old daughter on a strict diet for a piece in Vogue magazine. Now Weiss tells all in her memoir, The Heavy.

01/24/2013

1.18.13 Weighty Issues

Teenage Waistland: Tips To Help Your Teen Stay Healthy, Fight Fat

Abby Ellin, editor-at-large for fitsmi.com and author of the book Teenage Waistland, joined us to discuss the issue of teenage obesity and offered eight tips for families to fight the battle together.

01/18/2013

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

NYC To Hold Off On Oversized Sugary Drink Fines For 3 Months

The reprieve on fines comes as soda makers, restaurateurs and other businesses are suing to try to block the unprecedented rule from going into effect at all.

01/14/2013

FILE - Bottles of Coca-Cola soda (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New Coca-Cola Ads To Address Obesity For First Time

The Atlanta-based company on Monday will begin airing a two-minute spot during the highest-rated shows on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC in hopes of becoming a stronger voice in the intensifying debate over sodas and their impact on public health.

01/14/2013

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Researchers Say Simple Formula Could Predict Childhood Obesity Chances

Childhood obesity has become a national epidemic and public health crisis.

11/29/2012

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