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BATTLING OBESITY | Overweight

people should downsize

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WOOD IN WILD

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LAKE, WE’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER A numerical snapshot of the county’s health

their supersized bodies

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DEADLY PROTEIN

MARY ANN DESANTIS maryann@akersmediagroup.com

Testing for a fatal disorder

POUNDING AWAY AT OBESITY

| A mother loses weight so

she can be there for her

children p.14

FEB '18 MAR '18

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HE IS ALL

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obesity + After heart transplant THE SKINNY ON surgery, Jbo Harrison

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Tipping the scales toward a healthier weight

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HIDDEN THEY’RE TIPPING OFF GEMS Former NBA player Pat

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Burke and other athletes provide solid advice to kids.

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