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4:46pm

Tue December 13, 2011
Living Large: Obesity In America

For Teens, Weight Loss Sculpts New Lives

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 4:42 pm

Located in the North Carolina mountains, Wellspring Academy is a boarding school for overweight teenagers. In addition to their regular classes, students learn to control their weight through a healthful diet, physical activity and counseling.
Travis Dove For NPR

Second of two stories, which are part of an ongoing series on obesity in America. The first part begins in August as students start their weight-loss journey at Wellspring Academy, a boarding school in Brevard, N.C. The second checks in with students in late October.

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11:58am

Tue November 22, 2011
Living Large: Obesity In America

School Transforms Teens' Lives, One Pound At A Time

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 5:04 pm

Wellspring students do high steps on the tennis court. Exercise is paramount at Wellspring, and a little rain doesn't get in the way of outdoor activities.
Travis Dove for NPR

First of two stories, which are part of an ongoing series on obesity in America. The first part begins in August as students start their weight-loss journey at Wellspring Academy, a boarding school in Brevard, N.C. The second checks in with the students a few months later.

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9:29am

Thu June 16, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Pressure On Planned Parenthood Grows, As Another State Cuts Funding

And then there were three.

The North Carolina Legislature overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue Wednesday, approving a state budget that bans public funds from going to Planned Parenthood.

That makes North Carolina the third state in a month to move toward restrictions on government funding of the reproductive services group.

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