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Report: Adult obesity rates increased in six states

Adult obesity rates increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Sam’s Club® offers free diabetes screening

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, and of those, 8.1 million are still undiagnosed.

Train your brain to crave healthy food

It may be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants -- craves, even -- healthier foods.

CDC director raises Ebola alarm

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than official figures show, and other countries are unintentionally making it harder to control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden told CNN Tuesday.

Backpacks, buses and bikes: Tips for eliminating school injuries

The start of a new school year is an excellent time to review precautions families can take to keep their children safe, both inside and outside the classroom. Without proper attention to basic safety measures, school can become a hazardous ...

Blacks rarely seek help for stress, mental health issues

Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. Until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and health, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh said they have found that chronic psychological stress is associated ...

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center hosts American Red Cross blood drive

Donating blood is a simple thing that can make a big difference in the lives of others. Nearly 44,000 blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients and children with blood ...

6 ways to stop sciatica pain with yoga

Sciatica is a real pain in the butt -- and, sometimes, in the leg and foot.

Natural tips to keep gardeners healthy

More than 41,200 people across the nation were injured in 2012 while working in their gardens, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Conversely, many common flowers and plants have healing properties that can help gardeners treat their injuries.

NAACP and McDonald’s join forces to promote healthy eating, healthy lifestyles

The NAACP and McDonald’s announced a yearlong commitment aimed at addressing health disparities and providing health education in communities of color throughout the nation.

For parents of diabetic students planning is key

Children begin each school year excited about making new friends, and learning new things. But children living with diabetes and their families may also feel uncertain or uneasy about how their diabetes will be managed throughout the school day.

Healthy, wholesome back to school snacks

The lazy days of summer are nearly over. Back-to-school season means back to a busy life with a seemingly never-ending schedule of classes, sporting events and extracurricular activities.

Why it's critical to make eye exams part of back-to-school routine

Reading the computer, chalkboard and books are critical elements of getting an education that can lead students to reaching their full potential and making their goals and dreams come true.

Easing back-to-school jitters

School bells are ringing and kids are everywhere. As you drive slowly through school zones, you can see and feel the excitement in the air.

3 ways to help kids have healthy teeth

Parents play the key role in helping their children to develop a proper oral hygiene routine, says University of Alabama at Birmingham pediatric dentist Stephen Mitchell, DMD, and the beginning of the school year is always a great time to ...