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Kaiser to give $3 million to improve student health

Kaiser to give $3 million to improve student health

Kaiser Permanente will give $3 million to the Colorado Legacy Foundation to improve school students’ health. The groups involved in the venture also include the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Coalition for Healthy Schools. The new school healthy policy and practice data collection program will create the needed infrastructure to measure, track and… Continue Reading Kaiser to give $3 million to improve student health

A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in 39 states will be obese — not merely overweight, but obese. Mississippi is expected to retain its crown as the fattest state in the nation for at least two more decades. The report predicts 67 percent of that state’s adults… Continue Reading Advocates: 39 states’ obesity rates to pass 50 pct

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Colorado’s health hasn’t improved much in the years that the Colorado Health Foundation has been releasing its report card. In fact, for the state labeled “leanest” and “most active,” health care advocates say there is a lot of room for improvement. In its latest reiteration of the state’s health report card, the state earned a… Continue Reading Colorado Health Foundation report card: Not much progress

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Federal health regulators are asking tough questions about the risk of tumors and heart problems with an experimental diet pill from Arena Pharmaceuticals, which was previously rejected for similar safety concerns. The Food and Drug Administration denied approval for Arena’s lorcaserin in 2010 after scientists raised concerns about tumors that developed in animals studied with… Continue Reading FDA revisits safety of Arena Pharma’s diet pill

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United Healthcare is offering grants to educators to create local hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to programs that propose creative solutions to fightin obesity in teir schools and communities. The programs must be easily implemented, scaled and measured. In Colorado, about 27.2 percent of children ages… Continue Reading United offers grants to combat childhood obesity

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