Obesity

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People living in Onondaga County can have an impact on some of the programs that could make us - or keep - us healthier.  County health officials want to hear about the health conditions important to you … and what’s making you sick or injured, in a survey about the health of our community.


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More than 2,500 children in five Syracuse City Elementary schools are hearing and seeing messages over the next several months about healthy lifestyle habits as part of an effort to reduce childhood obesity. 

  

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A milestone in the study of nutrition in the U-S is being celebrated here in Central New York.  Falk College at Syracuse University begins a 2-day seminar event Friday to honor the founding of its nutrition program 100 years ago.  Associate Professor of Nutrition Kay Stearns-Bruening says Americans’ relationship with food was much different back then.

The weekdays are hectic, and sometimes things get lost in the shuffle. WAER Week in Review is an opportunity for you to catch up on some of the top stories to come out of WAER this past week. 

We starts with sports, where Technology is improving at such a rapid pace it's hard not to notice it in our every day lives. Self driving cars, wireless headphones, and college football? Yes, even the Saturday sports darling of college football is seeing the game changed by the advancements in technology.

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A new health study on obesity finds New York is doing better than most states, but still is seeing far more health impacts than even 15 years ago.  WAER News Director Chris Bolt got to speak with one of the study’s authors about a health problem that costs the nation $150 billion annually in higher medical costs. 

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Obesity will be the focus of an event this Saturday, May 27th , as the nation continues to struggle with its waistline and the numerous diseases made worse by weight.  One local practice helps point out how science is helping those who are motivated to drop some pounds – and get healthier.

So the bad news about the obesity epidemic is it’s not going anywhere – despite increasing attention on weight loss, healthy eating, wellness.  The good news is science is helping the medical community learn more about what to do. 

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New York State – and particularly Upstate – has lower obesity rates than just about every other state in the nation.  A new study credits policies and attitudes in New York…but it comes with a caution.