Health Rewind: 25 Percent of Women Are Obese Before Pregnancy

Plus, NFL being sued again for head injuries.

Complications of Low Birth Weight - While a baby with low birth weight can be healthy, for those who aren’t, there can be serious complications. They include: Bleeding in the brain, heart problems, breathing issues, intestinal issues and eyes vessel issues. These babies may also be taken care of in the neo-natal unit. (Photo: ERproductions/Ltd/Getty Images)

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One in Four Expectant Mothers Is Obese - Twenty-five percent of pregnant women are obese before getting pregnant, says a new study from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. This number is on the rise over the past few decades. Researchers worry that these women will not lose the weight after giving birth and will have an increased risk for diabetes and heart disease. (Photo: ERproductions/Ltd/Getty Images)

Failure to Launch - Democratic lawmakers and others were disheartened by the technical glitches that caused the Affordable Care Act's dismal debut. It not only caused political rivals and supporters to question the president's management skills, but also put Democratic congressional seats at risk.(Photo: healthcare.gov)

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New York Times: Americans Find HealthCare.Gov More Useful - Some good news for Obamacare: The New York Times wrote that since the changes have been made to HealthCare.Gov, people have found the site more helpful when shopping for health insurance. A group of navigators gave the updated site an 8 out of 10, with 10 being the best. Problems do persist though: Some shoppers complained that when finished filling out the form, they cannot select a final plan. (Photo: healthcare.gov)

Susan G. Komen Foundation in Mammogram Controversy - Two Dartmouth University professors recently slammed the Susan G. Komen Foundation for using "unreliable" statics in a breast cancer awareness campaign that ran last October, saying it gave a false representation of the survival rate of women who were screened and diagnosed early versus those who were not. The professors also said the foundation "oversold" the benefits of mammograms and failed to report on potential risks. (Photo: Courtesy of Komen.org)

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New Breast Cancer Program Raises Awareness for Black Women in Michigan - Susan G. Komen West Michigan’s “I’m Alive” campaign kicks in gear this month. The campaign educates Black women about their breast cancer risk factors and the importance of getting mammograms. Earlier this year, the organization granted $235,000 in funds for other local orgs to help reach vulnerable communities.(Photo: Courtesy of Komen.org)

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Diet Soda Sales Go Down After New Claims - Less people are buying diet soda than before, Time.com reported. Sales have gone down 7 percent in the past year, with regular soda sales dropping 2 percent, says a new survey. While soda is still popular among Americans, researchers believe this drop may be due to increased awareness about the health dangers of pop, which include obesity and diabetes.(Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)/

What to Do When Bullying Continues or Gets Worse? - If someone is at immediate risk of harm because of bullying, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you know someone who is feeling suicidal because of bullying, contact the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).(Photo: Getty Images)

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Early Puberty Linked to Behavior Problems - A recent study found that girls who develop puberty early are more at risk for behavioral problems. Researchers from Oregon Research Institute believe that the friends these girls may choose could be bad influences and warn parents to pay close attention, Reuters reports. Early puberty has also been linked to depression and low self-esteem, which can also affect behavior. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Most African-Americans May Qualify for Medicaid and Other Health Care Programs - A new White House report found that almost 95 percent of uninsured African-Americans can quality for Medicaid, CHIP or other tax breaks when enrolling in the health insurance marketplace. The only catch is that without Medicaid expansion in GOP-run states, these numbers will not be reached, especially in places such as Georgia and Florida, where the majority of Black folks who are uninsured live. —Kellee Terrell (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

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Is Stigma Why So Many Black Mothers Don’t Breastfeed? - For decades, studies have shown that Black women have the lowest breastfeeding rates in the United States. A new study looked at Black college students who were not moms yet and found that even though they know the benefits of breastfeeding, the young women were apprehensive about breastfeeding future babies because of lack of public support, writes RedOrbit.com.(Photo: Jeff Hutchens/Getty Images for Fraud Magazine)

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Too Many Young Black Adults Are Unaware of HPV Vaccine - A new survey found that young Americans, men and women, are not as well versed on the HPV vaccine as they should be — only 25 percent had even talked about the vaccine with their doctor. Looking at race, researchers from the American Cancer Society found that a whopping 78 percent of Blacks were not sure of the vaccine's effectiveness.(Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

New Head Injury Lawsuit Filed Against NFL Team - Five former Kansas City Chief players have filed a lawsuit citing that that the team failed to disclose the dangers of the head injuries that they suffered while playing football. The NFL has put a $765 million dollar settlement on the table, but the players' lawyer has stated that this number is too low for his clients’ injuries, the Associated Press reported. (Photo: Colin E Braley/AP Photo)

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New Head Injury Lawsuit Filed Against NFL Team - Five former Kansas City Chief players have filed a lawsuit citing that that the team failed to disclose the dangers of the head injuries that they suffered while playing football. The NFL has put a $765 million dollar settlement on the table, but the players' lawyer has stated that this number is too low for his clients’ injuries, the Associated Press reported. (Photo: Colin E Braley/AP Photo)

Organic Fruits and Veggies Ain't All That - For years, we’ve heard that organic foods are “better” and safer for us, but a new study indicated that more expensive organic meats, fruits, vegetables and milk may not contain more nutrients than conventional food.   (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Eating Healthy Can Cost $550 Extra a Year - We know that eating healthy is important to maintain optimal health, but the cost of doing that can be a barrier for many of us. A new study found that the healthiest diets in the U.S. can cost up to $1.50 per day, which can add up to $550 extra a year. But the good news: This number is much lower than researchers expected and the investment is worth it, CNN.com reported.(Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)