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2008-03-11 06:00:00

As African-American youngsters have become heavier, half of them are predicted to be diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime To friends and family, Bryan Moore, 14, was always considered to be a cute, chubby kid who loved fast food. "Pizza, burgers, fries, candy, I would eat anything that tasted good," says the Baltimore ninth-grader who, at his heaviest, weighed 220 pounds. It wasn't until one day at dinner that his mother, Virginia, realized that her son's weight was nothing to...

2006-05-12 08:20:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK -- Parents of teenagers with type 2 diabetes feel they face a range of obstacles to helping their kids take care of their health, a study has found. In discussions with 27 parents of diabetic teenagers, researchers found that parents often struggled to get their kids to eat right, check their blood sugar or think about the long-term health consequences of their condition. Parents also cited a number of other obstacles, including less-than-ideal food choices and a lack...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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