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June 9, 2003
The Centers for Disease Control Web site has a calculator for determining Body Mass Index, or BMI: Go to www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bmi/calc-bmi.htm and plug in your height and weight. Or do the math: weight in pounds, divided by height in inches, divided by height in inches again - multiplied by 703. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 identifies a person as overweight; 30 and above is considered obese. BMI shows body weight adjusted for height. There are no adjustments for muscle mass.
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March 25, 2011
A diabetes expo will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Elgin Station Community Center, 40 Elgin Blvd., Hagerstown. The event includes interactive activities such as cooking demonstrations, foot health education, exercise demonstrations, products and services demos, The Healthy Groove Bus, games and giveaways. There will be free health screenings, heart rate measurements, diabetes risk assessment, body mass index, depression risk assessment, and waist circumference measurements.
LIFESTYLE
February 10, 2012
People in greater Franklin County who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes have an opportunity to attend classes that will educate them on how to reduce their risk. Classes begin on Tuesday, March 6, at the Waynesboro YMCA, 810 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. The program includes 12 weekly sessions on nutrition, behavior and exercise changes. Following those sessions, participants are then asked to attend six months of bi-monthly support classes. To be eligible to attend, you must have one of the following: Body mass index of 25 or more; pre-diabetes; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; a history of diabetes during pregnancy.
NEWS
October 7, 2002
The Centers for Disease Control Web site has a calculator for determining your Body Mass Index, BMI. Go to www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bmi/calc-bmi.htm and plug in your height and weight. Or do the math: Weight in pounds divided by height in inches divided by height in inches multiplied by 703. A healthy BMI for adults is between 18.5 and 24.9. BMI less than 18.5 - underweight BMI of 25 to 29.9 - overweight BMI of 30 or more - obese Resources: American Society for Bariatric Surgery, www.asbs.
LIFESTYLE
October 15, 2012
War Memorial Hospital's Center for Rehab & Wellness and Valley Health Heart & Vascular Services will offer a heart attack risk screening  from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17,  at The Center for Rehab & Wellness at 261 Berkmore Place in Berkeley Springs.  Test results from a finger stick blood draw will provide participants with information on their total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol/HDL ratio, triglycerides, blood...
LIFESTYLE
February 4, 2013
War Memorial Hospital and Valley Health Heart & Vascular Services will offer the Heart Attack Risk Program from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Education Room A at War Memorial Hospital, 1 Healthy Way in Berkeley Springs.  Test results from a finger stick blood draw will provide participants with information on their total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol/HDL ratio, triglycerides, blood sugar, blood pressure and...
NEWS
By Dr. ROBERT J. CIRINCIONE / Special to The Herald-Mail | September 6, 2010
What's in a number? If we're talking about your body mass index, it's a lot. Body mass index, or BMI, is a number that is calculated from a person's weight and height. This number can give you a good idea of what condition your body is in when it comes to fat - and that number can correspond to many preventable diseases. To calculate your BMI, simply take your current weight and divide by your height in inches squared. Then multiply that number by 703. Or, visit http://www.washingtoncountyhospital.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | April 26, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com The percentage of Franklin County residents and their neighbors in Fulton and Adams counties who are overweight or obese is significantly higher than that of residents in most other Pennsylvania counties, according to the results of a five-year study that ended in 2002. The study also found a significantly higher percentage of residents in the three counties who participated in the study engage in no physical activity and don't eat many fruits and vegetables.
NEWS
By KATE COLEMAN | July 2, 1998
So, what's the skinny on the first federal obesity guidelines released last month by National Institutes of Health? They provide a new way for doctors to identify, evaluate and treat individuals who are overweight or obese - 97 million American adults, 55 percent of the population. And it's not just about appearance. --cont from lifestyle -- Those 97 million Americans are at increased risk of illness from hypertension (high blood pressure)
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LIFESTYLE
February 4, 2013
War Memorial Hospital and Valley Health Heart & Vascular Services will offer the Heart Attack Risk Program from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Education Room A at War Memorial Hospital, 1 Healthy Way in Berkeley Springs.  Test results from a finger stick blood draw will provide participants with information on their total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol/HDL ratio, triglycerides, blood sugar, blood pressure and...
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LIFESTYLE
October 15, 2012
War Memorial Hospital's Center for Rehab & Wellness and Valley Health Heart & Vascular Services will offer a heart attack risk screening  from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17,  at The Center for Rehab & Wellness at 261 Berkmore Place in Berkeley Springs.  Test results from a finger stick blood draw will provide participants with information on their total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol/HDL ratio, triglycerides, blood...
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 23, 2012
Nonagenarians Hazel Vetter and Leona Thomas would appear to be two women who could teach others a lot about living a vibrant life, having nearly two centuries of life experiences between them. On Sunday, hundreds of people took part in the Vibrant Life Health Expo and 5K Run at the Review and Herald Publishing Association on West Oak Ridge Drive, learning about the practices that can help people achieve long lives. Vetter is 98 and just weeks away from her 99th birthday. Thomas is 93. “My lifestyle is a vegan one. It hasn't always been,” Vetter said.
LIFESTYLE
February 10, 2012
People in greater Franklin County who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes have an opportunity to attend classes that will educate them on how to reduce their risk. Classes begin on Tuesday, March 6, at the Waynesboro YMCA, 810 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. The program includes 12 weekly sessions on nutrition, behavior and exercise changes. Following those sessions, participants are then asked to attend six months of bi-monthly support classes. To be eligible to attend, you must have one of the following: Body mass index of 25 or more; pre-diabetes; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; a history of diabetes during pregnancy.
LIFESTYLE
by TAYLOR ECKEL | taylor.eckel@herald-mail.com | August 5, 2011
Are you stressed? Are you overweight or obese? If so, you might be able to participate in a free stress-management and weight-loss program through the Washington County Health Department. The health department will offer the latest Emotional Brain Training (EBT) program as a part of a study being conducted by Laurel Mellin, an associate professor of family and community medicine at the School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco. The study will begin in early September and there is no cost to participate.
LIFESTYLE
March 25, 2011
A diabetes expo will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Elgin Station Community Center, 40 Elgin Blvd., Hagerstown. The event includes interactive activities such as cooking demonstrations, foot health education, exercise demonstrations, products and services demos, The Healthy Groove Bus, games and giveaways. There will be free health screenings, heart rate measurements, diabetes risk assessment, body mass index, depression risk assessment, and waist circumference measurements.
NEWS
By Dr. ROBERT J. CIRINCIONE / Special to The Herald-Mail | September 6, 2010
What's in a number? If we're talking about your body mass index, it's a lot. Body mass index, or BMI, is a number that is calculated from a person's weight and height. This number can give you a good idea of what condition your body is in when it comes to fat - and that number can correspond to many preventable diseases. To calculate your BMI, simply take your current weight and divide by your height in inches squared. Then multiply that number by 703. Or, visit http://www.washingtoncountyhospital.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | June 21, 2007
Commentary If you are a true Hagerstonian, the word "glistening" - when used to describe a hunk of meat - is music to the ears. You know, "glistening," as in "fatty. " It's kind of like dressing up a junker of a car by calling it "vintage. " And it gets better, as New York Times food critic Frank Bruni describes a restaurant where his party was served "seven glistening pounds of pork butt," adding that the waiters "... didn't bother to carve this mountain of meat.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | January 1, 2007
After many years and many failed New Year's resolutions, this year I am attacking the issue with religious zeal and thunderous energy that will not - can not - be denied. This is a resolution I will keep at all costs, and I don't mind making it public so you can "hold my feet to the fire" and monitor my progress to be certain I'm getting it done. For 2007, I resolve to be a worse person than I was in 2006. Now before you scoff, keep in mind that this is not necessarily an easy benchmark to reach, especially for me. Remember, my behavior and performance in 2006 was pretty low to begin with, so this is not a resolution that can be met without some considerable effort on my part.
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