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13 10, 2015

Can Credit Cards Make You Fatter?

By | October 13th, 2015|Health News|19 Comments

Is it really possible that using a credit card can make you fat?

24 07, 2015

Brazil: Man Sues McDonalds For Making Him Fat… And WINS!

By | July 24th, 2015|Health News|13 Comments

Man awarded $17.5k by Brazilian courts because McDonalds food made him fat?

4 06, 2015

More Airlines Making Overweight Customers Buy Extra Seats?

By | June 4th, 2015|Health News|35 Comments

"AirTran is to force fat passengers on its planes to buy a second seat."

6 03, 2015

Study: Do You Want Fries With That? (Please Say No)

By | March 6th, 2015|Health News, The "Study" Guide|22 Comments

But is a serving of boiled potatoes really much worse than a helping of nuts? Is some white bread as bad as a candy bar?

4 03, 2015

What Rush Limbaugh Has To Say About Michelle Obama, And Why I Don’t Care

By | March 4th, 2015|Health News|28 Comments

"...our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.."

3 03, 2015

Overeating: Comparable To Drug Use, Cause of Mental Illness?

By | March 3rd, 2015|Health News|16 Comments

Science discovers food addiction.. in other news, water is wet.

28 02, 2015

400 Pounds Lost? No Surgery? Stop Lying!

By | February 28th, 2015|Health News, Inspiration, Video Vault|32 Comments

Taken from Fitness 102: Here is a man who a few years ago contemplated suicide.  He felt hopeless and had no desire to live.  He wanted to disappear from the world around him.  Just a few years later, he’s completely changed his life and is starring in his own television show. His story should certainly [...]

25 02, 2015

Tennessee Woman Diagnosed with “Ghetto Booty”

By | February 25th, 2015|Health and Health Care, Health News|24 Comments

Primary care physician diagnoses woman with "ghetto booty." I lose my marbles.

19 02, 2015

Would You Recycle If You Could Trade In Trash For Veggies?

By | February 19th, 2015|Health News|5 Comments

"Participants who bring glass, plastic, aluminum, paper and cardboard waste to the market receive 'green points' good at a nearby farmer's market where the vendors are paid by the city..."

12 02, 2015

MSNBC: Gaining Weight To Qualify For Lap-Band Surgery?

By | February 12th, 2015|Health News|30 Comments

"...some obese people are actually striving to gain weight -- in order to lose it."

31 01, 2015

San Francisco: The Soda Bans Begin

By | January 31st, 2015|Health News|13 Comments

Soft drinks are no longer allowed in vending machines on city property... is this a good idea?

20 01, 2015

Shirley Sherrod, The NAACP, The USDA & Our Black Farmers

By | January 20th, 2015|Health News, The Op-Eds|9 Comments

A blogger chops and screws a video clip of a Black woman's alleged racism against a white farming family...

15 01, 2015

Science Catches Up: A Calorie Is Not A Calorie

By | January 15th, 2015|Health News|12 Comments

I've been saying "A calorie is not a calorie!" forever... someone else finally agrees.

9 01, 2015

H&M Puts Real Model Heads On Completely Fake, Computer Generated Bodies? Swag.

By | January 9th, 2015|Health News|7 Comments

More model ridiculousness.

18 12, 2014

News: Telling Parents About Overweight Kids Has Little Impact?

By | December 18th, 2014|Health News|11 Comments

School polices that let parents know when their children are overweight or obese appear to have little impact...

26 11, 2014

The AJC Asks: Do You Talk “Skinny,” But Eat “Fat?”

By | November 26th, 2014|Health News|22 Comments

"...while 47% say they'd like healthier items like salads and baked potatoes, only 23% order those foods..."

26 11, 2014

Doctor Argues, “He’s Too Fat To Be A Parent”

By | November 26th, 2014|Health News|4 Comments

"(The father) has struggled with obesity for years, which impacts significantly on most aspects of his life including (his) functioning as a parent," the doctor wrote, according to CTV.

14 11, 2014

Makers Of Lap-Band Want Bigger Share Of The Market

By | November 14th, 2014|Health News|19 Comments

Lap-band maker says "We want to be able to market our product to people who are LESS obese, now!"

14 11, 2014

Being Overweight Increases Risk of STDs and Unplanned Pregnancies?

By | November 14th, 2014|Health News|29 Comments

People who are obese are more likely to have sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies?

3 11, 2014

Drastic Celebrity Weight Loss: 50 Cent

By | November 3rd, 2014|Fad Diets, Health News, Latest News|15 Comments

50 Cent lost 60 lbs on a strict liquid-and-cardio-only diet. Should YOU try it, too?