Local church launches faith-based weight loss program – Visalia Times-Delta

Woodland Drive Baptist Church in Visalia is launching international weightless competition for the new year/(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) In early September, Visalia Times-Delta published an article that got the pastors of Woodland Drive Baptist Church in Visalia feeling a small uneasy. The article lead with, “The Visalia-Porterville metropolitan area was ranked as the least healthy city […]

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Broward County judge Ari Porth remembers Katherine Nelson — and mentally ill people like her who have been trapped in the court system for years. Nelson snatched a woman’s purse on a county bus in 2009 but dropped it moments later. A 20-year-ancient college student at the time, she was diagnosed with schizophrenia, but her […]

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Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Gastro Issues – WebMD

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — While weight-loss surgery can help obese people drop unwanted pounds, a new study suggests the procedure may also trigger long-lasting tummy troubles for many patients. Dutch researchers found that people who had the most common type of weight-loss surgery — known as laparoscopic […]

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Jimmie Bishop lived a life of homelessness for two years, punctuated by frequent trips to the emergency room as he bounced from crisis to crisis caused by uncontrolled mental illness and addiction. “When you are by yourself, you reckon nobody cares about you,” Bishop said. Battling depression, he would start “thinking that nothing is ever […]

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17 Ways to Lose Weight When You Have No Time

Squeeze in more movement Setting aside time for a 30- or 60-minute workout is ideal, “but you can burn a lot of calories in not-so-ideal workout situations, too,” says Katula. In fact, there’s nothing incorrect with breaking up your 150 recommended minutes of weekly moderate exercise into small bursts throughout your day. “If you can […]

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