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Loving from Afar May. 01, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I had my 14th birthday two weeks before I gave birth to my son. The hardest thing I have... Read More

Gastric Bypass for Quitting Smoking: No Fair Trade Apr. 22, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am quite a bit overweight. My 29-year-old daughter is concerned that I might have a he... Read More

Give Family Time; Focus on Your Journey First Apr. 09, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 16, overweight and miserable. Both of my parents are obese, and so is my older brot... Read More

Paste Not Mar. 27, 2019


The Centers for Disease Control estimates nearly 40 percent of U.S. kids ages 3 to 6 are spreading t... Read More

Classic Ann Landers Feb. 17, 2019

Classic Ann Landers

Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to pub... Read More

Medicine Goes to the Dogs, Precisely Feb. 06, 2019


Precision or personalized medicine is the mantra these days. It's the idea that medical science can ... Read More

Poor Response Times Jan. 09, 2019


A national study comparing ambulance response times for cardiac arrest calls found that patients who... Read More

Cherry-Picked Nov. 28, 2018


The Food and Drug Administration is charged with defining what is and is not a specific food. Right ... Read More

Get in Line Nov. 07, 2018


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that on any given day, more than one-third ... Read More

Too Much Salt for Our Kids Nov. 02, 2018

Nutrition News

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, kills more than 800,000 Americans each y... Read More

Fat of the Land Oct. 31, 2018


In 2012, not a single state had an adult obesity rate above 35 percent. According to 2017 data relea... Read More

Adding Unwanted Pounds Oct. 22, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

TEENS: Do you lay off junk food, get proper rest, exercise and ration your television and video stre... Read More

Healthy Options Are Not Slowing Fast-Food Problems Oct. 05, 2018

C Force

There's little doubt that the healthy lifestyle movement in this country over the last decade or so ... Read More

New Recommendations for Fighting Obesity Sep. 21, 2018

Nutrition News

OK, we have to get serious about obesity. More than 35 percent of men and 40 percent of women in the... Read More

Government Does Not Need to Label Food May. 01, 2018

Daily Editorials

Chile — one of many nations with a swelling obesity rate — is trying to scare people thi... Read More

Poisonous Taxes Apr. 04, 2018

John Stossel

Soda will cost you more in Philadelphia, Seattle, Boulder, Colorado, and a bunch of California citie... Read More

CDC Should Put America First Feb. 07, 2018

Betsy McCaughey

Under President Obama, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent money and staff to distan... Read More

Sick of Dieting? Sick from Dieting? Read This Now. Jan. 23, 2018

Energy Express

What's the worst thing you can do if you want to lose weight? Go on a diet. Are you surprised? Prob... Read More

Obesity Ignored Jul. 03, 2017

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I am over 70 years old and in failing health. My stepbrother, "Tom," is 58. Although he ... Read More

2017 Wake-Up Call: The Doctor Is Out! Jan. 04, 2017

Energy Express

It's not my nature to end the year on such a somber note. Normally, I'm a pop-the-cork, hats-and-hor... Read More