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Obese Children Have Greater Risk for Adult Heart Disease

Tags: health screenings, healthy weight, heart disease, obese children, overweight

For many people, obesity starts developing in early childhood, when good dietary and exercise habits are neglected. It's important for parents to know there's long-term danger in their children being overweight or obese.


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When Should My Toddler Start Slimming Down?

Tags: BMI, growing pains of parenting, healthy weight

Don't want your toddler to lose those cheeks and belly, but not sure if it's time? Our Cleveland Clinic Children's pediatrician explains when kids ought to start becoming more trim and how to promote a healthy weight.


The Best Day of the Week to Weigh Yourself

The Best Day of the Week to Weigh Yourself

Tags: healthy weight, obesity, weight gain, weight loss

Find out which day is the one on which your weight is the least likely to fluctuate. This can make week-to-week comparisons more accurate and ultimately help to spur weight-loss success.


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Gym Anxiety, Second Opinions and Other News of the Week

Tags: healthy diet, healthy weight, herbs and spices, second opinion, workout

Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss.


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How to Avoid Surprising Risks of OTC Pain Medications

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For common, occasional aches and pain, an over-the-counter oral medication often does the trick. But experts warn people with chronic, ongoing pain to avoid long-term use. Find other options for long-term pain.


Want to lose weight? Avoid meals that come from a menu. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Don’t Let Eating Out Kill Your Diet (Infographic)

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Are you trying to lose weight? Eating out at restaurants, even just once a week, has an effect on these efforts. It's smart to scale back on restaurant food. For the times you do need to go out, see our dining out tips.


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Pregnancy Myth: You’re Eating for Two (Video)

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When you’re pregnant, it’s often easy to overeat based on a simple idea: “I’m eating for two.” But how many extra calories do you really need?


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6 Tips for A Healthy Pregnancy Weight

Tags: diet, healthy diet, healthy weight, pregnancy

Find out how to keep your weight on track — for a healthy you and a healthy baby.


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5 Ways to Boost Breast Health

Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer awareness 2013, breast health, healthy weight, overweight

In the United States, about one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point. Here are five ways to reduce your risk – while boosting your overall health.


Pediatricians are concerned that U.S. kids are developing adult health problems because of their excess weight. Kids’ lives are likely to be shorter than their parents’ unless we take action. HealthHubInfographic from Cleveland Clinic

Help Kids Slim Down and Live Longer (Infographic)

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Pediatricians are concerned that U.S. kids are developing adult health problems because of their excess weight. Kids’ lives are likely to be shorter than their parents’ unless we take action.