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Lisa Harrison weighed 527 pounds on the day she was fired from her job at a Louisiana drug addiction treatment center. The 5-foot-2-inch Harrison, who believed her employer considered her "disabled" due to her weight, filed a discrimination charge with...
Tags: Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Back Pain, Weight, Arthritis
Brian Phillip Alumbaugh, 23, of 616 S. Grand St., No. 4, failure to yield, fined $120. Ashley Wes Arnott, 24, of 423 S. Lincoln St., No. 22, overdriving road conditions, fined $120. Hannah Rath Lagerquist, 34, Aberdeen, seat belt violation, fined...
Tags: Butterfly Ballots, Punishment, Fines, Chad, Weight
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People are less likely to trust and follow the advice of an overweight doctor, according to a new online survey that suggests "weight bias" may go both ways in the doctor-patient relationship. "There's lots of work which shows...
Contributing WriterI’m not teasin’; I’m a vegan (Kinda, sorta…sometimes). “You’ve got to be kidding me.” That was my wife’s response when I told her I was going on a vegan diet plan, which is a vegetarian diet that...
First, a couple of definitions: Intermittent fasting is when you eat your regular, fairly sensible way, say five days a week, and then take in only about 600 calories a day for the remaining two days. Calorie restriction is living on fewer than the...
Re "On the front lines of firearms debate," March 29 The National Rifle Assn. and others on the right may criticize New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the "nanny in chief," but he is on to something. Look around you: Most people are overweight or...
When teensy-weensy Samoa Airlines debuted its pay-by-the-kilo policy in January, I doubt it expected to set off an international controversy about fat discrimination. But that’s what happened when news seeped out this week after the airline&...
By Amy Williams MS, RD, LD Studies have recently linked the lack of sleep to increased weight gain, overweight and obesity. Sleep seems like such an easy fix to help with losing weight. However, with today’s busy schedules, it can be a...
The Hartford CourantJillian Michaels arrived on the realty tv scene nearly 10 years ago as the sharp-tongued “drill sergeant” with a heart of gold when it came to training her overweight participants on “The Biggest Loser” reality show with fellow...
NEW YORK -- A judge Monday blocked implementation of New York City's restriction on the sale of large, sugary sodas a day before the law was to take effect, setting the stage for a showdown with the city as Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to appeal the...
The Hartford CourantTina Nanos' life was bogged down by her weight for years. "I thought about it. I was overweight for a very large portion of my life," said Nanos, who lives in Wallingford with her husband and two children, 13 and 5. But when her weight "skyrocketed"...
As we look toward the beginning of March, were you one of the many who resolved to lose weight and have yet to shed one pound? Or, on the down side of it, put on a pound or two? Likely you are not alone. Finding reasons to attain and maintain a...
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