| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:30 PM
More than ever, people are getting the message that food can improve health, and research continues to show that nutrition plays a crucial role in the prevention of disease, especially chronic disease. And if you've been paying attention to that message,...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:37 PM
A new year, another kerfuffle among experts over the existence of that most elusive of human phenotypes: the person who is both obese and healthy.
Two new studies use widely divergent measures and time frames to explore the oft-observed link between...
| Jan 10, 2015
Parenting skills may not come naturally, so the "Active Parenting" classes at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News aim to teach skills that all can use.
"A Parent's Guide to Raising Happy and Successful Children, ages 5 to 12: Kids Don't Come with...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:20 AM
Voters in Berkeley, California became the first electorate in the nation to approve a tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, while a similar measure in San Francisco fell short.
The Berkeley measure levies a penny per ounce for sugar-sweetened...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 2:09 PM
Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:09 PM
A dozen nonprofits were presented with a total of $110,000 in grants from Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital Thursday to help forward their missions combating social issues such as homelessness, obesity and substance abuse.
In prior years, grants...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:49 AM
Admit it: When it comes to weight loss, we all want a shortcut, anything easier than good old-fashioned diet and exercise, says ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports.
And thanks to medical advances, lots of tempting...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Over the next 35 years or so, the populations of the world's wealthiest nations are expected to be joined at the banquet table by the growing populations of countries undergoing rapid development.
If past patterns dictate the menu, the serving staff...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 11:21 AM
Evidence that vegetables – the more the merrier – are good for you is legion. And here’s more: Researchers who analyzed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found that they lost more than seven pounds regardless of...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:57 AM
SANTA CLAUS, Ind. — The jolly, chubby, bearded man leans back and lets out a belly laugh so deep it shakes the stuffed elves hanging on the nearby tree.
He's sitting in a large red armchair beside a fireplace at the back of the Christmas Store...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:45 PM
Newport Beach twins Syd and Zach Cohen have raised more than $6,500 to buy toys for children in the pediatric cancer units at UCLA Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Orange County.
It's a tradition started, in part, as a mitzvah project, a social...