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Obesity

Prevention

Cancer survivors have higher risk of a new diagnosis, but scientists still aren't sure why

Care for cancer survivors

Children's Health

Obesity's link to type 1 diabetes may be stronger than previously believed

Childhood obesity and type 1 diabetes

Prevention

Childhood health can predict risk of heart attack, stroke later in life

Making healthy lifestyle changes

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10 ways to address health concerns over a child’s weight

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Children's Health

Having certain health conditions as a teen may accelerate aging as an adult

Smoking and aging

Adult Health

Trying to lose weight? Getting more sleep may help

Healthy Sleep Habits

Children's Health

A mother's pregnancy weight has little influence on her child's body mass index, study finds

Preventing obesity in children

Children's Health

Childhood obesity has spiked during the pandemic and may lead to heart issues

childhood obesity COVID-19

Opinion

Foods high in added fats and refined carbs are like cigarettes – addictive and unhealthy

Ultra Processed Foods

Healthy Eating

Eating alone may have negative health consequences, but not all experts agree

Eating alone health effects

Men's Health

Why is preventing disease so much harder than treating it? Because it requires behavioral change

Children's Health

Weight loss surgery should be an option for severely obese children, doctors say

Illness

One-third of Americans are in danger of developing kidney disease, but many don't know the risk factors

Kidney disease risk factors

Adult Health

Just three nights of little sleep can negatively affect your health, data shows

Sleep deprivation and our health

Men's Health

'Male menopause?' How reduced testosterone affects men as they age

Low testosterone men

Prevention

More people need to know the signs of a stroke — especially those at high risk, Philly docs say

Stroke signs

Women's Health

Obesity may increase a breast cancer survivor's risk for other cancers, study says

Weight loss

Wellness

Americans have piled on the pounds during the COVID-19 pandemic

Weight gain during pandemic

Adult Health

Younger and middle-aged Americans are dying at higher rates, study shows

Life Expectancy

Wellness

Satisfaction with bariatric surgery often decreases over time, new study finds

Satisfaction with bariatric surgery often decreases over time, new study finds

Prevention

'Our Community, Our Health' campaign providing free health screenings to Philly's African American residents

Health Screenings IBC

Children's Health

Antibiotic use before age 2 may lead to health issues later in childhood

Antibiotics Asthma Allergies

Adult Health

COVID-19 reveals how obesity harms the body in real time, not just over a lifetime

Caregiving

Millennial caretakers at greater risk of stress-related conditions, study finds

BCBS caregiving report

Adult Health

Dual surgery boosts heart transplant chances for patients with obesity

Obesity heart transplant eligibility

Prevention

America’s obesity epidemic threatens effectiveness of any COVID vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Obesity

Adult Health

Obesity reduces blood flow to the brain, increasing risk to Alzheimer's disease

Brain Scans Obesity

Men's Health

Do we need protection from ourselves to live healthy?

COVID-19 government regulations

Adult Health

Underlying medical conditions put half of U.S. adults at risk of severe COVID-19

Adult Health

Colorectal cancer risk factors increasing among millennials

colorectal cancer risk factors

Wellness

Workplace wellness programs have little impact on overall staff health, study finds

Workplace wellness programs

Children's Health

Penn, CHOP researchers receive $1.05 million grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to study childhood obesity

CHOP Chan Zuckerberg

Adult Health

Obesity a strong predictor of severe COVID-19 cases among younger adults

Opioids

Obesity increases likelihood of long-term prescription opioid use, researchers find

Obesity linked to long-term opioid prescriptions, according to Boston University researchers

Health News

Penn research signals progress toward future anti-obesity drugs

Obesity Penn Research

Adult Health

Philly's soda tax having little effect on consumption habits, Drexel study finds

Philly Soda Tax Consumption Study Drexel

Wellness

American obesity rates have grown significantly in the last two decades

Obesity

Wellness

Is your city making you fat? How urban planning can address the obesity epidemic

Obesity City Policies

Women's Health

Struggling to eliminate the sweets? Try getting some more sleep

Poor sleep leads to overeating

Fitness

Use it or lose it: How physical activity strengthens heart health

Heart benefits of aerobic exercise

Children's Health

USDA proposes plan to simplify school lunches — but is it healthy?

USDA simplifies lunch menu unhealthy

Adult Health

Once the 'disease of kings,' gout still afflicts millions of people

Everything you need to know about gout

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