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FAST ­RESULTS: Amy Palazzo, a patient at the Lifespan Center for Weight Loss and Wellness, has lost 87 pounds since signing up for a medically supervised fasting program at the center in ­February. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Search is on to find help to lose those extra pounds

Amy Palazzo struggled with her weight for as long as she can remember, trying countless diets and exercise routines. Sometimes she lost pounds only...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health says falling obesity rates for young children on WIC are "encouraging."

CDC: Obesity rates for young children on WIC are falling in...

PROVIDENCE – Obesity rates for Rhode Island children aged 2 to 4 years old enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants...
A REPORT BY RHODE ISLAND Kids Count found that more than one-third of children in the state are either overweight or obese, while 62 percent are considered to have healthy weights. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT

Report: One-third of R.I. children overweight or obese

PROVIDENCE – About 35 percent of children in Rhode Island are obese or overweight, according to a new report from Rhode Island Kids Count. The...
BLUE CORSS & BLUE SHIELD of Rhode Island BlueAngel Grants program has awarded $218,000 to local organizations to fight obesity and promote healthy eating.

BCBSRI grants $218K to anti-obesity programs

PROVIDENCE — Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded $218,000 through its BlueAngel Community Health Grants to nine organizations encouraging physical...
RHODE ISLAND's obesity rate, 30 percent, is the 29th highest in the U.S., according to State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report. / COURTESY TRUST FOR AMERICA'S HEALTH

Report: R.I. 29th among U.S. obesity rates, 30% of adults obese

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island stands among six states where adult obesity rates increased significantly between 2016 and 2017, with 30 percent of adults in...
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Lifespan’s Center for Bariatric Surgery nationally ranked for safety, quality

PROVIDENCE – By fulfilling the standards for patient safety and quality of care, the Center for Bariatric Surgery earned re-accreditation by the national board that...
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