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Top Ten States by Percentage of Obese & Overweight Children

By at May 14, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten States by Percentage of Obese & Overweight Children

Pennsylvania: 29.7% State Percent of Obese & Overweight Children 1) Mississippi 44.4% 2) Arkansas 37.5% 3) Georgia 37.3% 4) Kentucky 37.1.% 5) Tennessee 36.5% 6) Alabama 36.1% 7) Louisiana 35.9% 8) West Virginia 35.5% 8) Washington, D.C. 35.4% 9) Illinois 34.9% 10) Nevada 34.2% Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Childhood Obesity Facts.” Childhood […]

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Top Ten Obese States

By at May 7, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Obese States

National Rate: 35.7% Pennsylvania: 28.6% (#15) State Percent of Obese Adults 1) Mississippi 34.0% 2) West Virginia 32.5% 3) Alabama 32.2% 4) South Carolina 31.5% 5) Kentucky 31.3% 6) Louisiana 31.0% 6) Texas 31.0% 7) Michigan 30.9% 8) Tennessee 30.8% 9) Missouri 30.5% 10) Oklahoma 30.4%   For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are determined […]

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Fattest States in America By Percentage of Obese Adults

By at April 16, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Fattest States in America By Percentage of Obese Adults

1) Mississippi: 34.4% Percentage of adults who smoke: 22.7%* 2) Alabama: 32.3% Percentage of adults who smoke: 22.1% 3) West Virginia: 32.2% Percentage of adults who smoke: 26.5% 4) Tennessee: 31.9% Percentage of adults who smoke: 23.1% 5) Louisiana: 31.6% Percentage of adults who smoke: 20.5% 6) Kentucky: 31.5% Percentage of adults who smoke: 25.2% […]

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‘Pssst. Hotdogs Ten Bucks Each’

By at August 16, 2011 | 7:08 am | 874 Comments

‘Pssst. Hotdogs Ten Bucks Each’

“Pssst.” I walked straight ahead, looking neither right nor left in a darkened alley illuminated by a half-moon. “Pssst.” I quickened my pace, but there was no avoiding the shadowy figure. “Ain’t gonna harm ya. Jus’ wanna sell ya somethin’.” I hesitated, shaking. Stepping in front of me, he shoved a hotdog under my nose. […]

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