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Childhood Obesity

By Frederick Jerant These days, the statistics on childhood obesity are astounding: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the condition in children ages 6 to 11 went from 6.5% in 1980 to 19.6% in 2008, with similar increases among adolescents. We’re not talking about a couple of extra pounds; we’re talking seriously–and potentially dangerously&... »

The Path to Wellness and Personal Success

By Paula Beck Dr. Nathaniel Williams knows about overcoming adversity. He also knows that everyone has the potential for success and personal fulfillment. After losing his mother at the age of five, Williams became a ward of the New York City foster care system. Despite this, he realized at the age of 12 that he wanted to be a CEO. After receiving a bicycle as a gift, he r... »

Heart Smarts

By Fred Jerant~ We’ve seen many heart attacks on TV—the sudden grimace, the hand to the chest, the grunts of “…heart attack…call 9-1-1…” followed by a fall to the floor. Actually, “TV symptoms” occur only sometimes. The most common signs (usually brought on by exertion) are a lot less dramatic. The American Heart Association says they can include: • Discomfort in the cent... »

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