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Obesity is an escalating problem for all age groups in the United States. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is at the forefront of obesity prevention, research and treatment and its faculty members have developed community, education and technology-based obesity intervention programs that have worldwide impact. Healthcare specialists are available to discuss obesity prevention, genetics, nutrition, surgical solutions, childhood obesity, fertility and obesity co-morbidities and chronic diseases

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Depression and anxiety linked to poor diabetes management among Mexican Americans along US-Mexico border

Rates of diabetes are unusually high among Mexican-Americans who live near the U.S. Mexico border and new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) finds that those dealing with depression and anxiety in this population are less likely to properly manage their diabetes.

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‘Making Children Slim by Design’ theme of 2014 Lectureship in Child Health

The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas School of Public Health will host its eighth annual Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Blanton Auditorium in Austin. The keynote speaker will be Brian Wansink, Ph.D., who has been called the “Sherlock Holmes of Food.”

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Schools should provide students with daily physical activity, IOM recommends

A new report from the Institute of Medicine says schools should be responsible for helping pupils engage in at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate intensity activity during each school day.

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