Articles Tagged ‘Obesity’

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Fortune 52: Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, Executive Director, Winthrop University Hospital, Diabetes and Obesity Institute

Diabetes is not new, but in recent years the number of people being diagnosed has risen significantly. It now affects more than 7 percent of…



Long Island Wellness Challenge Kicks Off

Hundreds of Long Islanders gathered last week at Crest Hollow Country Club in Westbury as a collective show of force against disease, obesity and other…



The Conversation: Child Health

“Homework? But there’s a 16 and Pregnant marathon on!” According to a new study in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, TV is harmful…



Off the Reservation: Obesity In America

First Lady Michelle Obama is leading the charge against obesity in the United States by establishing a program entitled “Let’s Move.” It’s a government sponsored…



The First Annual NBNnnys

Two thousand and nine was a banner year for the Internet, if that banner is covered in ads for car insurance and home mortgage refinancing, “Team Jacob” and “Team Edward” stickers and shitstains from the Twitter bird. What better way to remember the ups and downs and spam e-mails trying to enlarge my penis that my dad forwards me than with the First Annual NBNnnys? I’d like to thank all those who helped me narrow down the hundreds of NBN features to these winners: my Ouija board, a bottle of Percocet and my magic 8-ball.