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Foundation: $35M Investment Made Several Calif. Schools Healthier

The California Endowment reports its $35 million investment in health programs in a handful of low-income communities has paid off.


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Study: Maternal Mortality Rates On The Rise In California

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/26/2011

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Obesity Costs Take Toll On Bank Accounts

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.


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California Lawmakers To Consider Thousands Of Bills

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/21/2011

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Virtual Lap-Band Procedure Could Help Some Lose Weight

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/04/2011

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Feds Warn Americans To Cut Daily Salt Intake

The government is telling half of the U.S. population to drastically cut their daily salt intake.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/31/2011


California Stays Mediocre In State Health Rankings

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.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/07/2010

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Study: Teen Obesity Likely To Worsen In Adulthood

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.


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Cost Of Obesity: Health Suffers, So Does Your Wallet

Obesity puts a drag on the wallet as well as health, according to a new study.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/02/2010


Pregnant Moms Fuel Child Obesity Risk? Pediatrician Says ‘Yes’

A local pediatrician has advice for expectant moms who want to cut their baby’s risk of obesity: eat well.


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Media Making Teens Too Fat-Focused?

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.