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Saturday, June 09, 2018

Tennessee children are obese
Children in Tennessee are more obese than those in any other state, according to a new report from the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund. While Tennessee ranked 40th out of 51 for overall health in the "Scorecard on State Health System Performance," the state ranked last in the childhood obesity category, which used parent- reported information from the National Survey of Children's Health. Dr. Joan Han, director of the pediatric obesity program at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, said she is "very concerned" by the findings. "Many of the health problems associated with obesity that were once thought to be adult conditions are now occurring in children," she said. "For example, I've diagnosed children as young as 6 years old with Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease and elevated cholesterol."


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • Cocke School Board
  • Jefferson City arrests
  • Smokies biodiversity
  • Campaign funding
  • Tennessee ranks poorly on home energy efficiency
  • Social Security and Medicaid

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Eternal Beverage project progresses
  • Arrington injured by train
  • Bobby Lovell has died
  • Early voting begins

    Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Cocke County IDB to meet
  • Stanley fatality
  • Worex crash/charge
  • Inmates charged
  • White cutting
  • Gubernatorial debate
  • Greene County fire fatalities

    Friday, October 12, 2018

  • Corker nominated for judgeship
  • CLB workshop
  • Bredesen in Newport
  • Wyse conviction
  • Pattottsville Heritage Days
  • Assad lawsuit

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

  • Cocke Public Safety Committee
  • More Tennessee adults in school
  • TVA cuts support for solar
  • Hurricane Michael
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