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Wyoming adult obesity rate jumps 3.2 percent in new study

Wyoming adult obesity rate jumps 3.2 percent in new study

CASPER, Wyo. — After two years of decline, adult obesity rates in the Cowboy State increased 3.2 percent, according to a new study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Study: Not enough exercise is likely to blame for obesity epidemic

Study: Not enough exercise is likely to blame for obesity epidemic

LOS ANGELES — A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America’s obesity epidemic.

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Obesity

Obesity

A new study suggests that too little exercise, rather than overeating may be at the root of America’s obesity epidemic.

July 08, 2014 5:25 pm
HEALTHY WEIGHT: Weight-loss surgery is not a panacea

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Weight-loss surgery is not a panacea

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am going to have bariatric surgery. What can I do to make sure that I will be successful after my surgery?

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George F. Will: Public health campaigns promote benefits of prudence

WASHINGTON — In September 1958, a future columnist, then 17, was unpacking as a college freshman when upperclassmen hired by tobacco companies knocked on his dormitory door, distributing free mini-packs of cigarettes. He and many other aspiring sophisticates became smokers. Six years later —…

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Weigh pros, cons of bariatric surgery, losing weight

Weigh pros, cons of bariatric surgery, losing weight

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am thinking about working on some weight loss and even considering bariatric surgery, but I’m just not sure. How can I decide?

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Montana ranks 23rd-healthiest state in nation

Montana ranks 23rd-healthiest state in nation

Montanans aren’t as fat as they were a year ago. But don’t reach for that extra piece of fudge yet.

December 11, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Healthy Weight: Holidays don't have to sabotage weight loss

Healthy Weight: Holidays don't have to sabotage weight loss

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: What advice do you have about how I can stay on track during the holidays?

November 26, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Medical companies are now going directly to consumers

Medical companies are now going directly to consumers

Big surgical meetings are a study in contrast — meeting rooms filled with staid scientific droning and the carnival-like ruckus of the exhibit hall. You’ve been to conventions — they all seem to have the exhibit hall where busty babes and gel-haired dudes let you know, in a conspiratorial ju…

November 12, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Healthy Weight: Some patients cured of diabetes after bariatric surgery

Healthy Weight: Some patients cured of diabetes after bariatric surgery

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have heard that bariatric surgery can cure diabetes; is that true?

October 15, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Are you committed to your weight loss journey?

Are you committed to your weight loss journey?

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have been working on weight loss and have lost about 18 lbs.; now, I seem to have plateaued; what should I do?

September 03, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming's obesity rate holds steady in 2012

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming residents aren't getting any fatter, according to a national study.

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Entrepreneurs: Business offers clients their 'last diet'

Entrepreneurs: Business offers clients their 'last diet'

You’d have to have a lot of nerve naming your business Billings Last Diet.

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Too much screen time has been correlated with obesity

Too much screen time has been correlated with obesity

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: My son is overweight and his pediatrician wants him to decrease his “screen” time. What is that and why?

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Breakfast essential to staying healthy

Breakfast essential to staying healthy

When it comes to choosing the right foods to fuel your body, Shape Up Montana has great tips to help everyone stay on track. Remember, your food choices should always be healthy, nutritious and delicious! Let’s start with the most important meal of the day: breakfast!

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Healthy weight, 'healthy fat' the best scenario

Healthy weight, 'healthy fat' the best scenario

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: Why is belly fat so bad?

March 05, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Less food in the Billings' 'food deserts'

The closing of a neighborhood grocery that some residents have been using since they were children is a significant loss to the South Side, according to RiverStone Health chief executive John Felton.

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Fitness views can determine your success

Since launching Shape Up Montana in 2003, more than 46,000 Montanans have participated in the three-month-long team activity program that runs from February to May.

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If your great-grandma wouldn't recognize it as a food, it probably isn't

It’s the New Year and across the nation, millions of people are embarking on their journeys down the resolution road (again) -- determined to lose weight and get healthier.

January 15, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Emotional eating can make people feel out of control

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I know I am eating even when I am not hungry but don’t know what to do about this. Any suggestions?

December 25, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

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