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Report Ranks D.C., Maryland, Virginia On Adult Obesity Rates

Report Ranks D.C., Maryland, Virginia On Adult Obesity Rates

Washington, D.C. has the 2nd lowest rate of obese adults in the United States, trailing only Colorado, according to a report from Trust for America’s Heather and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The report, entitled F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011, investigates weight issues by state, as well as in the District. 

According to the report, 12 states have obesity rates of more than 30 percent.  D.C.’s rate of obese adults, however, is a reported 21%.

Maryland ‘s adult obesity rate is 27.1 percent according to the study, while Virginia’s is 25.9 percent, which ranks them as the 26th and 30th most obese states in the country respectively.

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

Safety, Health and Survival Week

 Monday June 20, 2011, through Saturday June 25, 2011, is the annual Firefighter/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week.

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Earns Gold Medal



Rockville, MD – Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is the only hospital in Maryland to earn the Gold Medal award for quality care provided to critically ill newborns from the Maryland Patient Safety Center (MPSC) Neonatal Collaborative.

Twenty-six hospitals in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia participate in the Neonatal Collaborative, which strives to


MCFRS is Accepting Applications for Firefighter/Rescuer

MCFRS is Accepting Applications for Firefighter/Rescuer

                                                                                                  Candidates Must Possess Specific Levels of Training/Certification

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Lunch Spot in Bethesda? Take our Poll!


Every Friday I will feature a favorite place or item of mine and then have a poll to get your feedback.

On June 10th, I stopped by my preferred lunch spot, Sweetgreen on Bethesda Avenue, for a quick and healthy Santorini Salad (440 calories).

I have tried a few of their signature salads including: The Bondi, Curry Gold, and the most popular Guacamole Greens, but for summer I feel that the Santorini, with chopped romaine lettuce, roasted shrimp, feta cheese, grapes, fresh mint, chickpeas; topped with a fresh lemon squeeze is by far the best. The mint and lemon create a zesty flavor with no added sugar for the calorie conscious.

I occasionally get the cucumber basil yogurt dressing on the side in case I want to liven it up a bit; but trust me the lemon squeeze is all you need and you will save 100 calories!

Potomac River - - Just Stay Out! Firefighters Distribute Safety Tips Over the Holiday Weekend

Potomac River - - Just Stay Out!  Firefighters Distribute Safety Tips Over the Holiday Weekend

 Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel were out in force over the Memorial Day weekend in and around the Potomac River reminding visitors of the inherent dangers associated with the river and passing out safety tips aimed at informing and educating visitors to stay out of the Potomac River.

Considerable interagency cooperation at the local, county, state and federal levels has focused attention on methods to prevent drownings in and around the Potomac River since 2004. The presence of Montgomery County Firefighters distributing bi-lingual educational materials over the holiday weekend served to underscore the continued commitment and importance of this initiative and the goal of “zero” drownings as the summer season kicks off in the Washington Metropolitan area.