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Restricting the Size of Soft Drinks in Restaurants — Is It Right? [POLL]

Last week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference announcing the city would be proposing a ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces from the city's restaurants, theaters, food vendors and arenas if passed by the Board of Health. Basically, if the city inspects a food establishment, they would fall under this new rule and could no longer sell sugary soft drinks larger than 16 ounces.  However diet drinks and certain milk derived products and fruit juices wouldn't be under this restriction nor would grocery stores or certain convenience stores.

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This Isn’t a Joke – Get Paid to Eat Fast Food and Gain Weight

There is a new study on obesity being conducted by Washington University that is requiring all of its participants to gain 5% of their body weight in exchange for $3,500.

And you won’t believe what participants will have to chow down on.

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Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Ovation
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East Texas Near the Bottom on New Health Report

If you work out and eat right, good for you!  Not everyone in East Texas is following your lead.
Overall, East Texas ranks low on a new report by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Which East Texas county is the healthiest?

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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A Long Drive to Work Impacts Your Health!

Average commute times in Tyler are between 17 and 30 minutes, according to zipatlas.com.  Those who live right in the center of Tyler have shorter commute times, and those who live further out, especially to the east, tend to sit in the car longer as they make the drive to work.

It turns out, longer commutes can have a serious health impact over time.  This may make you want to move further in.

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Texas Hospital Sparks Controversy for Refusing to Hire Obese Employees

When you apply for a job, you assume your qualifications are what matter most, but the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas is also asking prospective new hires to step on a scale. If they weigh too much, they’re excluded from consideration.

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How Is Your Health Affected by Daylight Saving Time?

Daylight saving time kicks in early Sunday morning, and doctors say grogginess from the lost hour of sleep isn’t the only concern — your heart health could be at risk, too.

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[BREAKING] Salon Owner Arrested for Illegal Medical Operations

Harrison County Sheriff’s Department has arrested the woman wanted in connection with performing illegal breast augmentations inside her Tyler beauty salon.

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Gallup: Overweight Americans Suffer From More Pain

Adults who are obese report higher rates of daily pain than those who are not, according to a recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey.

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Sleep Troubles Might Affect Your Memory As You Age

New research reveals the amount and quality of sleep you get may actually affect your memory as you get older.

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LostinAngeles, flikr
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Why Do the Rich Live Longer Than the Poor?

Wondering how long someone might live? You might want to just check their bank account. Wealthy people have a longer life expectancy, researchers have found. But the question is: why?

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Man Has Heart Attack at Heart Attack Grill [VIDEO]

A man eating at the oft-controversial food chain Heart Attack Grill left the restaurant in an ambulance after suffering a heart attack.

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A Little Cake for Breakfast Won’t Kill Ya – In Fact, It May Help You Lose Weight

Are you hankering for a big sloppy slice of chocolate cake, but it’s not even noon? Go ahead and indulge.

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