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

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

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

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

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Dual surgery boosts heart transplant chances for patients with obesity

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America’s obesity epidemic threatens effectiveness of any COVID vaccine

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

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Do we need protection from ourselves to live healthy?

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

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Colorectal cancer risk factors increasing among millennials

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

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

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Adult Health

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

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

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

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Penn research signals progress toward future anti-obesity drugs

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Adult Health

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

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American obesity rates have grown significantly in the last two decades



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

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Women's Health

Struggling to eliminate the sweets? Try getting some more sleep

Poor sleep leads to overeating


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

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Children's Health

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

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Adult Health

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

Everything you need to know about gout

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Jefferson Health patient who lost 150 pounds encourages others to keep their New Year's resolutions

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Women's Health

Maternal obesity during pregnancy may harm son's motor skills, IQ

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Nearly half of American adults will be obese by 2030, study says

Adult obesity estimates 2030

Healthy Eating

Here's how to stick to a weight loss plan in the new year

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How to measure your body mass index – and what it means for your health

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Children's Health

More research shows benefits of bariatric surgery for obese teens with type 2 diabetes

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Children's Health

Bariatric surgery found safe for teens with morbid obesity, Penn research finds

Bariatric surgery

Children's Health

Pennsylvania youth rank among the most obese in the country


High lead levels during pregnancy may increase risk of childhood obesity

Childhood obesity lead exposure

Adult Health

New Jersey has the fifth-lowest rate of adult obesity in the country, study says

New Jersey obesity rate runner


Ergonomics 101: How to avoid fatigue with a desk job

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Children's Health

Weight Watchers launches controversial app to help kids lose weight

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Are BPA-free plastics and cans as safe as advertised?

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Heart transplant doctors could help more people by accepting donations from obese

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Adult Health

These states are the most obese in America

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Children's Health

Philly rolls out 'I Call the Snacks' campaign targeting sugary foods

Call The Snacks Philly

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Men gain more weight during freshman year than women, study finds

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Coffee proves to be a fat-burning, obesity-fighting beverage in 'pioneering' study

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Alcohol is a risk factor for breast cancer — and few women know that

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Children's Health

Obesity rates falling among preschool age children

Childhood obesity rates are falling, CDC study finds

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