California health officials say maternal mortality is on the rise, with African-American mothers roughly four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than women in all other racial or ethnic groups.
According to a study by George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services, the annual costs of being obese are $4,879 for a woman and $2,646 for a man.
California lawmakers will be focused on the state’s $26.6 billion budget deficit in the weeks ahead, but that’s not the only issue on their minds.
Allison Harden is being wheeled into an operating room, about to have gastric-band surgery. She can hear the operating staff, the monitors — it seems so real.
The government is telling half of the U.S. population to drastically cut their daily salt intake.
A new study says the people who live in Vermont are the healthiest, those in Mississippi rank as the unhealthiest, and Californians are somewhere in the middle.
We already know that America is an overweight nation, but a new study shows teens may take their extra weight with them into their adult years.
Obesity puts a drag on the wallet as well as health, according to a new study.
A local pediatrician has advice for expectant moms who want to cut their baby’s risk of obesity: eat well.
While Americans have long made personal fitness an everyday lifestyle, one author says that “fat talk” has turned our focus on health into an unhealthy fixation, especially for our teenagers.