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Cody Miles

Anti-obesity effort touts limiting screen time

Get Healthy Connecticut, the regional health coalition that supports healthy eating and physical activity, is urging area residents to limit their time in front of TV and computer screens and spend

CT gets more than half a million to fight chronic disease

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $580,808 in grant awards to Connecticut to support programs aimed at preventing chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and

Anti-obesity group emphasizes importance of whole grains

For September, Get Healthy Connecticut, the regional health coalition that supports healthy eating and physical activity, is providing a wealth of information to help area residents shop for, prepare

A quarter of Connecticut adults are obese

The bad news: About a quarter of the state’s adults are obese, and that number has risen steadily over the past few decades. The good news: Connecticut is still doing better than a lot of its fellow

Number of dentists might affect obesity rates

The fight against obesity in the United States may have some unexpected allies — dentists. New research by the Yale School of Public Health has found that counties with a higher number of dentists per

Study: Obese women have problems predicting rewards

Obese women were better able to identify cues that predict monetary rewards than those that predict food rewards, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues in

NIH: Obese adults at increased risk of dying young

Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, according to

Bariatric surgery subject of Greenwich Hospital talk

Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, will host the talk “Bariatric Surgery: The Right Choice for You?” from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 in its Noble Conference Center. Find out if you are a
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CDC: Teen smoking drops to lowest rate since 1991

Cigarette smoking rates among high school students have dropped to the lowest levels since 1991, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today, the CDC released the 2013 results

State unveils plan to fight chronic disease

Today the Connecticut Department of Public Health released its new chronic disease prevention and health promotion plan, Live Healthy Connecticut. The plan identifies ambitious yet achievable goals in