Obesity http://wkms.org en UK Study on Hazardous Waste Impacts http://wkms.org/post/uk-study-hazardous-waste-impacts <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">The University of Kentucky will use a $12 million federal grant to reduce the negative health and environmental impacts found at hazardous waste sites.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">UK Superfund Research Center According to Director Bernie Hennig, lab studies are indicating healthy individuals stand a better chance of warding off contaminants.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:00:50 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41358 at http://wkms.org UK Study on Hazardous Waste Impacts 'By 2050 1 in 3 Adults Will Have Diabetes' American Diabetes Association Tells Legislature http://wkms.org/post/2050-1-3-adults-will-have-diabetes-american-diabetes-association-tells-legislature <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Health advocates believe a growing number of local prevention programs will help reduce the number of </span>Kentuckians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who suffer with diabetes.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:57:42 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 38057 at http://wkms.org 'By 2050 1 in 3 Adults Will Have Diabetes' American Diabetes Association Tells Legislature 'Heart Attack On A Hook': Meet America's 'Worst Restaurant Meal' http://wkms.org/post/heart-attack-hook-meet-americas-worst-restaurant-meal Seafood is generally considered a more healthful choice when dining out — but not if you're battering and deep-frying it and serving it up with hush puppies and onion rings.<p>And that is precisely why the folks at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nutrition and health policy watchdog group, have named Long John Silver's new "Big Catch" meal the worst restaurant meal in America.<p>The meal, which debuted this May, sounds harmless enough on the surface, judging by the chain's marketing materials. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 19:48:09 +0000 editor 32699 at http://wkms.org 'Heart Attack On A Hook': Meet America's 'Worst Restaurant Meal' Afternoon Round-Up 6/14/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-61412 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong>The human body contains about 100 trillion cells, but only maybe one in 10 of those cells is actually human. The rest are from bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. Now, scientists have unveiled the the &quot;<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/06/13/154913334/finally-a-map-of-all-the-microbes-on-your-body">human microbiome</a>,&quot; which includes 10,000 species and more than 8 million genes.</p><p><strong>Four Rivers Region:</strong></p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:33:06 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18381 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 6/14/12 Kentucky Obesity Reduction Program http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-obesity-reduction-program <p>A just released document called &lsquo;A Community Guide to Reducing Obesity&rsquo; details local projects in 17 areas of the Commonwealth.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:33:42 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 18378 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Obesity Reduction Program Fitness Report Credits Purchase Area Cities http://wkms.org/post/fitness-report-credits-purchase-area-cities <p>A state-wide report on ways to battle obesity uses two western Kentucky programs as examples for other communities. Wed, 09 May 2012 20:49:46 +0000 Drew Adams 17914 at http://wkms.org Fitness Report Credits Purchase Area Cities Even With Plenty of Activity, Families Find it Hard to Stay Fit http://wkms.org/post/even-plenty-activity-families-find-it-hard-stay-fit <p>The average adult American is ballooning in weight. This isn&rsquo;t breaking news. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kentucky possessed a 31 percent obesity rate in 2010, one of the highest in the nation. Naturally, kids are following suit. The nation needs a diet. However, when families strategize ways in which to fight the obesity epidemic, is more activity a key or a curse?<br /> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Casey Northcutt 17468 at http://wkms.org Even With Plenty of Activity, Families Find it Hard to Stay Fit