Louisiana hospitals tackling obesity issue with competition - The Advocate

Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: October 02, 2013

Louisiana hospitals tackling obesity issue with competition The Advocate Sixty-six Louisiana hospitals have signed onto a statewide weight loss competition over the next six months to try to put a dent in Louisiana’s problem with obesity, by some measures the worst in the nation. The Louisiana Hospital Association, which is …

Read More

$2 million gift to support N.O. after-school athletics

Physical Activity Research Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 02, 2013

Young athletes in New Orleans may soon be able to run a little bit faster, or jump a little bit higher, thanks to a donation from Mercedes-Benz USA. They certainly will be getting some good training, both for sports and for life. The car manufacturer has donated $2 million to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which will allow the nonprofit organization to expand its investment in the Crescent City. It can now support training…

Read More

Exercise May Be as Effective as Drugs in Treating Heart Disease

Physical Activity Research

Published: October 01, 2013

Physical activity may be as effective as drugs in treating heart disease and should be included as a comparison in the development of new medicines, according to a review published today in the British Medical Journal.

Read More

Study: Childhood Obesity Linked to a Mother's Weight Gain in Pregnancy

Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research

Published: October 01, 2013

Children whose mothers gained more weight during pregnancy had higher BMI scores at age 12.

Read More

canary