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Programs tackle diabetes prevention in Black, Hispanic youth as cases surge

When Nahomi Garcia was young, she usually had some sort of sweet treat or snack around the house. Her mother often cooked, but she still enjoyed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos or the sweetbread her grandmother loved. But at the same time, Garcia began to worry about both her weight and her health – especially the potential

COVID-19

A perfect storm:’ Body-image struggles, eating disorders converge during pandemic

Beyond the physical toll of COVID-19, many are facing pandemic-related mental health challenges, including the way they view themselves and their bodies. Stress, anxiety, depression and decreased human interaction all play a role in the development of negative body image, said Amy Lerner Wasserbauer, a clinical psychologist and counselor at Arizona State University. “COVID has

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