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20 Whole-Class Rewards that Aren't Food. Perfect for positive behavior rewards and goal setting! (The Brown Bag Teacher)

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IBD/obesity. Among 1494 patients with IBD, 71.9% were above their BMI, 31.5% were obese. Obesity more common in UC compared w/patients w/Crohn's. Obese class II & III patients mostly female. Obesity in IBD assoc w/females, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, poor quality of life, incr CRP elevation. Obese w/IBD not assoc w/incr healthcare utiliz &IBD related surgery. Binion Paper

Cocaine tooth drops, morphine teething syrup and other Victorian quack cures

An advertisement for an anti-fat remedy, patented by the Botanic Medicine Company, Buffalo, New York, in 1878 Picture: SPL / Barcroft Media

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Mr. Biden’s Moment of Truth

Mr. Biden’s Moment of Truth -On Sunday, Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. said he was “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriage and portrayed the freedom to marry as a fundamental civil right. It was an important statement of support for marriage equality, and it was a big step forward from the endlessly frustrating hedging of President Obama.- New York Times 05/07/12

Health & wellness survey finds obesity leveling off, Hawaiians happiest

Gallup-Healthways #WellBeing Index for 2011 shows 26.1% of adults are obese, down from 26.6% in 2010

Getting older presents many gifts—maturity, grace, wisdom, experience, and perspective, to name a few. Growing older can also carry many challenges.Physically, it becomes harder to keep extra weight off. According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, over one third of adults 65 and older are obese.

Children, Obesity, and Sleep. Sleep for Kids - Teaching Kids the Importance of Sleep- Sleep Apnea Symptoms in Kids