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The women of GirlTrek started their journey on International Women’s Day and finally crossed the Mason Dixon Line into Delaware on March 10th also known as Harriet Tubman Day.

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America is in the midst of an obesity crisis.  The most recent statistics from the […]

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Several members of clergy and the Health Promotion Action Coalition gathered for a weekly luncheon […]

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Sugar is more addictive than cocaine. According to research from the National Institute of Health […]

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Parents in denial of children’s capabilities or talents are common and usually harmless. But when […]

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study Wednesday that shows a good […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet...

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theGRIO REPORT - Dr. Tyeese Gaines, an emergency medicine physician and health editor for, answers reader questions about back pain and high blood pressure...

The post Ask Dr. Ty: Nursing a bad back and lowering high blood pressure appeared first on theGrio.

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theGRIO REPORT - Jordin Sparks revealed her radical 50 pound weight loss on the cover of Shape magazine on newsstands now.

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theGRIO REPORT - The journal Pediatrics has reported that obesity in black women has an association with sexual and physical abuse in childhood, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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theGRIO REPORT - Lack of access to healthy meals during summer months is, ironically, causing two separate health issues among minority children: hunger and obesity...

The post Children going hungry during summer appeared first on theGrio.

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Lobbyists from major soda companies have been stopping New Yorkers on the street to sign "say no to #sodaban" petitions...

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FRUGIVORE - Seems like these days Americans are spending more money at the grocery store. The problem is the increase in spending is on all the wrong things.

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A new study published in the journal, Child Development may have uncovered a link between childhood obesity and poor math performance.

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's Board of Health signaled strong support Tuesday for the mayor's plan to fight obesity by banning the sale of large, sugary beverages at local restaurants.

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FRUGIVORE - Why did more than half of the parents of white girls have a college degree and have more income, while less than one-quarter of the black girls’ parents had a degree?

The post Are researchers race-baiting black childhood obesity tests? appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Girls, Black Women, Exercise, Health, Living, Obesity -

MADAME NOIRE - A pair of British researchers have published a paper in the 'Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine,' saying black girls and women don’t benefit from working out as much as white ones do.

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