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Diabetes among African-American adults has reached epidemic proportions. Healthy Bodies, Healthy Souls -- an innovative public health program in Baltimore -- is going after the problem by connecting with people where they pray.

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Huge Medicare fraud bust, a new warning for statins, a slap for Kaiser Permanente and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Until the 1980s, few West Virginians are overweight in archival photos. In the 1960s and 1970s, during the poverty war, Americans got used to seeing pictures of bone-thin West Virginians on the evening news. Only 13.4 percent of Americans were obese then.

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In 2005, almost four out of 10 kids in the Kearney, Neb., schools were obese or overweight. Five years later, Kearney had chopped the obesity rate of their grade school kids by a stunning 13 percent.

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One in four fifth-graders has high blood pressure and cholesterol. One in four eleven-year-olds is obese, a clear red flag for the future.

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To battle obesity, West Virginia Schools teachers are implementing 15 extra minutes of physical activity into each day.

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West Virginia occupies a top slot on almost every awful health ranking: diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and others.

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West Virginia is among the top five states on just about every national chronic disease list. Journalist Kate Long investigates what's behind the state's poor showing.

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Should communities push local restaurants toward offering healthier foods? A new report offers some resources and ideas for your reporting.

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Predicting the individual mandate's fate, a boost for global health, and school lunch surprises, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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