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Sugary drinks debate heads to Washington

The debate over sugar-loaded drinks and obesity is headed to Washington, as part of legislation introduced to tax manufacturers for every teaspoon of sugar in beverages. U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), who has said she doesn’t expect her bill to …

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Heartburn? Hardly. Under an hour later, his life-threatening problem was resolved

John Perotti was mowing the lawn outside his Utah home office when he felt what he thought was “heartburn from hell.” He headed indoors for some homemade chicken

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‘Fed Up’ blames food industry for nation’s obesity

A documentary blaming the food industry and the federal government for the ongoing childhood obesity epidemic followed a group of children during a two-year period to highlight their

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Weighing in on the Weight of the Nation

Twenty years ago, a cheeseburger was 257 calories. Today, it's 590. Yes, 590. Try this one on for size: Twenty minutes of jogging burns off about one chocolate chip cookie. We