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Two New Drugs May Help In Fight Against Obesity

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Billionaires John and Laura Arnold are betting that the country's top nutrition researchers can get to the bottom of the obesity epidemic. Courtesy of the John and Laura Arnold Foundation hide caption

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Customers line up for farmers market produce on a corner in Washington, D.C., where people eat more fruits and veggies than in many states. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Shannon Orley, left, meets with her health coach, Kelly Heithold, right, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. Annie Feidt for NPR hide caption

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An Alaska Company Losing The Obesity Game Calls In Health Coaches

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FDA Approves First New Weight-Loss Drug In More Than A Decade

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Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that can cause painful inflammation in the fingers and other joints. Richard Rudisill/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Obesity Stokes Rheumatoid Arthritis With More Than Just Extra Weight

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New York City food carts would also be affected by Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban sugary drinks 16 oz. and larger. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Bloomberg's Sugary Drink Ban May Not Change Soda Drinkers' Habits

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Karlton Hill, 15, was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 12. He works hard to manage the disease: He jogs and does pushups every day; he takes metformin is very careful about what he eats. Leslie Capo/LSU Health Sciences Center hide caption

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A Dire Sign Of The Obesity Epidemic: Teen Diabetes Soaring, Study Finds

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