Minnesota hospitals are increasingly picking up the tab for our rising health care costs.In 2011, they covered $509.5 million in uncompensated treatment, according to a new Minnesota Hospital Association report that tracks how 144 hospitals and health systems in the state spend their considerable ... More >>
A month after New York City approved a ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces, Duluth-based St. Luke's Hospital has taken the next step and is banning the sale of all sugary drinks on hospital premises. SEE ALSO:-- MN Blue Cross' new anti-obesity ads spark controversy: Do they shame fat people? ... More >>
Jennifer Livingston, a TV anchor/reporter for the CBS affiliate in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is comfortable in her own skin. But an infrequent male viewer of her morning show is uncomfortable about her skin and what's directly underneath it.SEE ALSO:-- MN Blue Cross' new anti-obesity ads spark controver ... More >>
Earlier this month, a study concluded that half of Minnesota will be obese by 2030. In hopes of preventing that from happening, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota recently released two new anti-obesity ads.SEE ALSO: Minnesota obesity epidemic? New study says half of us on track to be really ... More >>
The Twin Cities may be among the most healthy metros in the country, but a new study concludes Minnesota is on pace to be really fat in the not-so-distant future.Get ready to suck in your gut: A new study by the Trust for American's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that at the current ... More >>
SEE ALSO- Minnesota is the state of the future, Gallup says- Minnesotans have third-highest well-being, Gallup finds- Minnesota is fat, but not compared to the rest of the fat United StatesYour scale's not broken. In 2011, Minnesota got fatter.
WikimediaJucy Lucy, hearty eating.Bad news for anyone who crowed about the Twin Cities' spring ranking as the American College of Sports Medicine's fittest city in America. Minnesota has ballooned in the last 16 years, going from a 14.6% obese population in 1995 to 25.3% today, according to ... More >>
Michele Bachmann trashes Michelle Obama over breastfeeding.When the teabaggers made Michele Bachmann their queen, were they hoping she'd start a war with First Lady Michelle Obama over breastfeeding?Because that's what she's doing.Mrs. Obama has promoted the idea of more flexible workplace rules ... More >>
Who shrank my Snickers?!The other day, a fellow City Pages staffer was ranting er, remarking upon the reduced size of the miniature, or "fun size" candy bars in the assorted mix of Halloween treats he'd purchased. "The Three Musketeers, is now like one-and-a-half Musketeers!" he bellowed. I ... More >>
Obama vows to to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.
Michelle Obama mentions Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak's efforts to bring healthy food to underserved communities in a recent speech.
Lawmakers are gearing up for a hearing today on what kind of policy solutions might best be used to help reduce obesity in Minnesota.
Obesity rates in Minnesota are climbing and more of our kids are living in poverty.
Nearly 25 percent of Minnesota's children are obese a new study indicates.
Anti-obesity crusader haltingly reveals her secret: no breakfast, and no eating at all until after exercise. WTF.
The assault included "kissing, fondling, digital penetration, and attempted penile penetration."
Naomi Boak makes a movie about America's new pariahs