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Initiative Encourages Houstonians to Lose a Million Pounds

Posted on · We learn about the Million Pound Challenge, an initiative by Shape Up Houston to encourage Greater Houston to collectively lose a million pounds. The hope is to encourage a healthier Houston and to lessen the public health and economic burdens it could create in the future.

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Why Are Texas Diabetes Numbers Higher Than Nationally?

Posted on · It’s hard to know for sure just how many Americans are diabetic – that’s because millions of us don’t know that we are. Various sources suggest anywhere from 22 to 26 million Americans have diabetes. The National Diabetes Education Program pegs the number at just shy of 26 million diabetics; 15.8 million who have been […]

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Making & Keeping New Year’s Resolutions: Houston Matters for Thurs., Jan. 2, 2014

Posted on · Can you actually stick to your New Year’s resolutions this year? We talk about making resolutions in a way that’s more attainable. And we’ll hear from some Houstonians who made resolutions in 2013 and kept them. We’ll hear how they made it happen. Plus: We’ll learn about a program that encourages African Americans to eat […]