CHICAGO (AP) — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade despite obesity rates leveling off, a government study reports.
My son, age 8, is very overweight. We’ve talked about how he has to start eating less and get more exercise. But he doesn’t want to play sports because the other kids make fun of his weight. And even though I’m trying to change his diet — by making him eat more vegetables and taking away his dessert privileges — his weight isn’t changing. Just the other day I found a bunch of candy wrappers in his room. What can I do?
So let’s talk STP. Not the fuel and additives oil company, but the Seattle to Portland bike ride.
WALLA WALLA — A community health fair is planned for 10 a.m.-2 p.m Thursday on Sixth Avenue between Alder and Poplar streets.
WALLA WALLA — Buddhist teacher and psychologist Dori Langevin will speak on “The Force of Kindness” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Whitman College’s Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.
Pity the chia seed. For so long this nutritional powerhouse was relegated to late-night television commercials hawking sprouting cat-shaped clay planters.
Viruses can spread from a single doorknob to 40 to 60 percent of surfaces and people in a building in just a few hours, according to a new study.
Teenagers who smoke marijuana daily are over 60 percent less likely to complete high school than those who never use. They’re also 60 percent less likely to graduate college and seven times more likely to attempt suicide.
Sitting for eight or more hours a day can be deadly.
WALLA WALLA — An average of three people a day commit suicide in Washington state, making it the eighth leading cause of death in the state, according to sate Health Department data released this month.
With school in session, kids will be hungry as they get off the bus at the end of the day.
Fifteen children, most with asthma or other underlying health conditions, have been hospitalized at Seattle Children’s with severe respiratory symptoms, and public-health officials suspect Washington may be the next state to report the presence of enterovirus D68, a nasty strain of a common virus that has sickened children around the country.
TACOMA (AP) — A second Northwest child has died after contracting an E. coli infection and a 5-year-old boy being treated for E. coli complications remains in critical condition but is reported steadily improving in a Tacoma hospital, authorities said Wednesday.
This article is excerpted from Tom Shroder’s “Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal,” which comes out Sept. 9.
PULLMAN — A sweet, loyal golden retriever named Matilda has become a key player in fighting cancer among dogs and humans alike. To combat the disease, she goes on walks, naps, plays with the family’s pet bird and enthusiastically thumps her tail.
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