| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:10 PM
SACRAMENTO — Citing studies linking soda to obesity, a state lawmaker and medical experts proposed a first-in-the-nation bill Thursday that sugary drinks sold in California carry health warning labels similar to those on cigarette packs.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:22 PM
People dealing with diabetes in the Easton area will be getting some new tools in their fight against the disease. Easton Hospital this week announced a new program, ABC Diabetes, to teach diabetics how to improve their handling of the widespread disease....
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The debate continues over whether it's still necessary to restrict cholesterol-rich foods, such as eggs. EN weighs in on the current science.
High blood cholesterol, particularly high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, is a well-known risk factor...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:24 PM
For people with Type 2 diabetes who had hoped that their love handles might serve some purpose by reducing their risk of premature death, Harvard researchers have some bad news: The “obesity paradox” does not exist.
“We found no...
| Jan 10, 2014
A new U.S. study adds to growing evidence that nuts - once considered too fattening to be healthy - may in fact help keep weight down, in addition to offering other health benefits.
Researchers found that study participants who ate the most tree nuts -...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Women might consider aiming for those Kelly Ripa sculpted muscles – it’s not just jogging that will keep Type 2 diabetes at bay, scientists said in a study Tuesday.
The benefits of aerobic exercise such as running and swimming to help...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:16 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is searching for a better way for millions of diabetics to manage their disease by developing a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears.
The contact lenses are the latest project from Google’s secretive X lab...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Recent findings indicate that instead of a meat-heavy diet, you're better off focusing on plants--whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and soy.
People who eat a plant-based diet live longer, have less cancer and heart disease, weigh...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
For many of us, driving is a vital component of freedom and independence. But aging brings physical changes that can jeopardize your future on the road.
"Most people I see don't think they have any driving problems," says Barbara Moscowitz, a geriatric...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Most California health plans make it hard for patients to get care easily and do a poor job of controlling chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes, a new state report shows.
The findings were published Tuesday in the state's annual report card on...
| Sep 15, 2013
Would you be willing to share with your employer how much you eat, drink, smoke or exercise? And would you be willing to make lifestyle changes in return for a break on the cost of your health insurance? The University of Minnesota offered such...