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Experts: Obesity often starts before kindergarten

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that among children between ages 5 and 14, nearly 12 percent developed obesity - 10 percent of girls and nearly 14 percent of boys.

Republicans proposed mini-bailouts for Ga. hospitals

Republican governors scored easy political points by rejecting President Barack Obama’s plan to enroll more poor people in government health insurance.

Serve a Satisfying Bowl of Soup this Winter

Chilly outside? Nothing warms like a steaming bowl of soup. If thoughts of a cozy and comforting pot of soup make you hungry, here is a recipe that’s short on time, but long on flavor and satisfaction.

Tobacco Settlement Proposal Excludes Black Media

The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run full-page ads ...

Fat Free Nutrient-Rich Milk Does a Breakfast Plate Good

Today, 85 percent of Americans fall short of the USDA’s recommended three daily servings of fat free or lowfat milk.

Morehouse Shows How To Appreciate Your Body

When it comes to resolutions, the body seems to always be an issue.

Female libido drug remains in limbo

The 15-year search for a pill that boosts sexual desire in women has hit another roadblock, raising questions about the future of efforts to develop a female equivalent to Viagra.

Jay Z and Beyoncé Go Vegan

Jay Z marks his 44th birthday celebration with a declaration of going vegan for 22 days.

World AIDS Day in Atlanta and Georgia

The AIDS epidemic erased a generation of gay men, and while the symptoms are easier to manage, the startling rate of infection proves that the work is not nearly done.

For mental health care, look to community

The mental health system in the United States is fragmented, and reductions in public mental spending have resulted in severe shortages of services, including housing and community-based services.

Grady Hospital faces massive budget cuts

Grady Memorial Hospital next year could be facing millions in budget cuts which would adversely affect its most vulnerable clientele.

VA hospital in Georgia apologizes for deaths after delayed care

The director of the VA hospital in Augusta, Georgia, has publicly apologized for the deaths of three veterans at the facility that were caused by delays in care.

Extended: Obamacare enrollment deadline for January 1 coverage

The Obama administration announced Friday that the Department of Health and Human Services will extend a key Obamacare deadline by one week.

HPV Vaccines Less Effective for Black Women

Although Black women are twice as likely as White women to die from cervical cancer, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may not prevent cervical cancer in African American women, according to a new study.

Hospital delays are killing America's war veterans

Military veterans are dying needlessly because of long waits and delayed care at U.S. veterans hospitals, a CNN investigation has found.