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Making Strides Against Childhood Obesity

Heather Neal - Monday, June 11, 2012 - 7:42am

Georgia ranks in the top five for fattest states in the nation. Our children are not an exception to this ranking. Dr. Mark L. Wulkan says the obesity epidemic in Georgia ranks it second in the nation. And...

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Let's Walk the Walk, People

Jungmin Kim - Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 11:02am

It has been about two weeks since I arrived in Atlanta and one of the things that I realized earlier on is that I can’t get anywhere without a car. This is quite difficult for me because back in Korea, I could go...

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Georgia Resources to Shape Up

Heather Neal - Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 6:24am

Word is out from the CDC Georgians are indeed as fat as we appear. Officially, 28% of us breezed past “overweight” and into the “obese” category. According to the CDC, the definitions for those categories are these: •...

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Baby Steps In the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, August 9, 2013 - 8:00am

The CDC just released the nation’s latest report card on childhood obesity. For several decades, obesity rates in pre-schoolers rose. Then, from 2003-2008, there seemed to be a plateau. Now, for the first time, many...

Ask Dr. Sandy: How Do I Talk To My Child About Weight?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 3:12pm

If you have a child, or children, who are among the third of our kids who’re overweight, be careful how you approach them to talk to them about it. You don’t want your kid to suffer from disordered eating behaviors:...

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