Do School Obesity Programs Cause Eating Disorders?

A new report from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital shows that school obesity programs may promote worrisome eating behaviors in kids.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2012


Overweight Pregnancy Can Have Long-Term Health Consequences For Children

Too much weight before and during pregnancy can have serious health consequences not only for the mother, but for her child’s health for many years, new research shows.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/24/2011

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U-M Study: Kids In Lower-Income Households More Likely To Be Obese

Childhood obesity and the unhealthy behaviors that contribute to weight gain are more likely among children from lower-income households, according to a study by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2011


Research Shows Link Between BMI, Sleep Patterns

The benefits of a good night’s sleep to overall health have long been reported. Now, new research has emerged relating to the role gender and weight management play in overall sleep patterns.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/29/2011

Snyder Wants To Brainstorm Ways To Fight Obesity

Gov. Rick Snyder is asking attendees at a health summit to brainstorm ways to prevent and reduce obesity in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/21/2011


Gov. Snyder Defends Plan For Healthier Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder is defending his proposal to help Michigan shape up.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/15/2011


Gov. Snyder Unveils Plan For A Healthier Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder wants to give a booster shot to Michigan’s health care system by tackling obesity and getting more people into wellness programs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/14/2011


U-M: Sexting Joins Top Health Concerns For Kids

According to a new University of Michigan poll, Internet safety and sexting are joining the ranks of drug abuse, obesity, and smoking as top child health problems.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2011

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Wayne State Researchers Examine Toxicity Of Fatty Acids Link To Obesity, Diabetes

Wayne State University research on several fronts is exploring the biological mechanisms connecting obesity and diabetes — research that could someday lead to improved treatments for diabetes and maybe even an obesity treatment that doesn’t involve surgery.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2011


Get Healthy Michigan Has Launched

Novi-based Digital 10 Media said Friday that the Get Healthy Michigan statewide wellness program is launching its media campaign.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2011