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Mildred Johnston walks along a path at the Kanapaha Veteran's Memorial Park in Gainesville, Fla.

Anti-obesity coalition offers tips for enjoying outdoor activities in spring

If you’ve been using the long, cold, snowy winter as an excuse to stay indoors, Get Healthy CT says spring is here and it’s time to get outside and get moving. To help you do this, the regional
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Yale study finds fat cells shrink, but never disappear

Turns out, you can run from fat cells, but you can’t hide. According to a study from Yale researchers — published in the March 2 issue of Nature Cell Biology — once fat cells form, they might shrink
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Griffin Hospital weight-loss challenge deadline extended

The deadline for entering the Griffin Hospital Community Meltdown Challenge has been extended to Monday, Feb. 23. This online weight loss competition encourages participants to lose 6 percent of their

Griffin Hospital’s Wellness for Life starts March 3 in Derby

Due to frequent inclement weather, the start of Griffin Hospital’s new Wellness for Life program is postponed to March 3. Wellness for Life is a 12-week, evidence-based lifestyle change program that
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Griffin Hospital in Derby hosts online weight-loss competition

Griffin Hospital is hosting an online weight loss competition to give the community extra incentive to get healthy in 2015. The Griffin Hospital Community Meltdown Challenge starts Feb. 9 and

Griffin Hospital in Derby hosts series of health talks

Griffin Hospital wants to help individuals keep their New Year’s Resolutions for better health with a series of free talks in January and February. The three talks will focus on losing weight, getting

Anti-obesity coalition wishes you healthy holidays

Get Healthy CT, an anti-obesity coalition of hospitals, health departments and other health and social service providers, is wishing area residents a happy – and healthy – holiday season. Visit

Yale study: Absenteeism from obesity costs billions

Obesity is associated with significant increases in absenteeism among American workers and costs the nation over $8 billion per year in lost productivity, according to a study recently published by

Diabetes, healthy Thanksgiving foods, focus of anti-obesity group

Diabetes awareness and healthy eating for Thanksgiving are the themes of this month’s wellness message from Get Healthy CT, the regional wellness coalition that includes hospitals, health departments

Yale study shows how brain ‘browns’ fat to aid weight loss

Is a cure for obesity on the horizon? Well, probably not any time soon. However, researchers at Yale School of Medicine have uncovered a molecular process in the brain known to control eating. This