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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.

04/05/2011

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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

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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.

11/11/2010

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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

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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.

10/08/2010

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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.

10/05/2010

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