obesity http://kmuw.org en Kansas 14th Most Obese State In Nation http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-14th-most-obese-state-nation <p><a href="http://www.rwjf.org/en/research-publications/find-rwjf-research/2013/08/f-as-in-fat--how-obesity-threatens-america-s-future-2013.html">A new report on obesity in America</a> says Kansas is now the 14th most obese state in the nation.<br><br>The annual “F as in Fat” report says 29.9 per cent of adults in Kansas are obese. That’s barely changed from last year.<br> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:30:28 +0000 Bryan Thompson 22178 at http://kmuw.org Kansas 14th Most Obese State In Nation Americans Living Longer, But Quality Of Life In Jeopardy http://kmuw.org/post/americans-living-longer-quality-life-jeopardy <p></p><p>The 2012 edition of America's Health Rankings says medical advances are helping people live longer, but preventable illnesses and unhealthy behaviors are undermining the quality of that longer lifespan.</p><p>The big threats, according to the report from United Health Foundation, are obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and inactive lifestyles. Kansas ranks right in the middle of the 50 states, at 24th overall. However, Kansas has one of the highest obesity rates in the U.S., with more than 630,000 obese adults.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:44:07 +0000 Bryan Thompson 9749 at http://kmuw.org Americans Living Longer, But Quality Of Life In Jeopardy Top Morning News 12.12.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-121212 <p><em>Finances of KanCare begin to get worked out; Americans live longer, but are worse off; Judge says Boeing case should go to trial; KS BOE rejects JROTC as PE.</em></p><p><strong>Kansas Finance Council Reviewing Requests</strong></p><p>A special council of Kansas officials is weighing a request for funds to implement the state's new system for administering Medicaid services.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:39:12 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 9750 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 12.12.12 Summit Focused On Strategies To Combat Obesity http://kmuw.org/post/summit-focused-strategies-combat-obesity <p></p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">More than 60 percent of Kansans are classified as overweight or obese, and summit in Topeka Thursday was aimed at finding ways to tackle that problem.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 11:44:14 +0000 Kansas Public Radio 5268 at http://kmuw.org Summit Focused On Strategies To Combat Obesity Insurers, Employers Playing Larger Role In Combating Obesity http://kmuw.org/post/insurers-employers-playing-larger-role-combating-obesity <p>Recent reports and actions by state and national government indicate doctors, insurers and employers will play a large role in combating the nation&rsquo;s obesity epidemic.</p><p>At a routine doctor visit you usually know what to expect. The doctor or nurse will take your height, your blood pressure, listen to your heart, weigh you - and increasingly calculate your <a href="http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/" style="color: rgb(0, 145, 158);">BMI</a>.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 15:56:00 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 727 at http://kmuw.org Insurers, Employers Playing Larger Role In Combating Obesity