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LeBron James Pens A Tribute To His Mother! Read His Touching Essay HERE!

LeBron James honors his mom in an essay

For those of you who don’t know much about his past, this will be pretty eye-opening!

Heck, even if you just have a heart this piece will getcha!

LeBron James wrote an essay about his mother, Gloria James, who raised one of the world’s best athletes as a single mother!

The 29-year-old superstar’s piece, America’s Working Single Mothers: An Appreciation, is for Maria Shriver’s The Shriver Report, which has started a new #DoingItAll series.

The lengthy article is fantastic, and we have an excerpt for you:

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Kenya Hospital Confines Mothers That Can't Pay Hospital Fees

WTF?!?

We heard of bill collectors calling people if they don't pay their hospital fees, but in Kenya, they do things a little differently… like imprison and beat mothers if they can't break bread for the services they received.

The director of the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, Lazarus Omondi expressed that confining the mothers is the only way he can keep his clinic running smoothly.

He added:

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Babies Born To Obese Mothers Face Higher Mortality Rate

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Babies Born To Obese Mothers Face Higher Mortality Rate

And yet another reason to lose weight!

A recent study showed that babies born to obese mothers have a greater risk of dying before, during, or up to one year after birth.

The risk of infant mortality before or up to one year after death was actually double when the mother was obese vs. if she was normal weight.

Said study co-author, Judith Rankin:

"There are likely to be a number of reasons why obesity is associated with fetal and infant death and we don't yet know the full story. For example, there is an increased risk of high blood pressure or diabetes developing during pregnancy. Understanding the risks associated with obesity is helpful for health-care professionals caring for pregnant women, so that additional monitoring can be provided as necessary."

Most women worry about losing baby weight after their pregnancy, when in fact it’s your weight before pregnancy that matters most!

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Obese Mothers And Children More Likely To Underestimate Weight

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Obese children and mothers underestimate weight

A new study presented at the American Heart Association conference in Atlanta on Wednesday shows that obese mothers and their children are more likely to underestimate their own and each other's weight.

Columbia University researchers found 82% percent of the obese women in their study underestimated their weight, compared with 43% of overweight and 13% of normal-weight women.

Similarly, 86% of overweight or obese children failed to correctly estimate their weight, compared with just 15% of normal-weight children.

This suggests that with roughly two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in the U.S. now overweight or obese, those in that category are more likely to perceive their weight as "normal".

The study's lead author Nicole E Dumas, M.D., said, "A lot of their misperception has to do with the fact that overweight and obesity is becoming the norm."

That's a little unsettling.

Dumas continued to explain:

"There was a trend that showed that as women became more and more overweight, and then obese, the larger the misperception of true body weight was. Unfortunately, we found this was the case with the children as well."

Since most of the participants were Latino mothers and children in urban settings, other medical experts believe the study was too small and too ethnically homogenous to support any firm conclusions.

However, the study author points out that other studies have found similar trends among African Americans and Caucasians.

Either way, it's a little scary to think that obesity is becoming the perception of what is "normal".

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