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  • Healthy obesity: not a fantasy (but rare and elusive)

    Healthy obesity: not a fantasy (but rare and elusive)
    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...
  • Suzy Cohen: Berberine may offer hope against diabetes, herpes and brain injuries

    Suzy Cohen: Berberine may offer hope against diabetes, herpes and brain injuries
    I'm a foodie and would never want to give up traditional desserts and pasta, bagels and muffins. That said, if my blood sugar was elevated, I would be highly motivated to alter my diet and try natural remedies before prescription drugs or shots. In the...
  • York Supervisors approve microbrewery amendment

    York Supervisors approve microbrewery amendment
    The York County Board of Supervisors approved a zoning amendment in mid-December to allow micro-breweries, micro-distilleries, micro-wineries and micro-cideries to expand in the county. There are 75 to 80 micro-breweries and brewpubs in Virginia, said...
  • Fitness Files: Merry Christmas ... and now, a healthy new year

    My last article quoted WebMD, which pegged the average American as 23 pounds overweight. So what? Current ads feature plus-sized models. Mumus are out, and large-size stretchy jeans are in. The message is, "Wear heft proudly." Yes! Accept ourselves....
  • Even if you backslide, resolving to improve your health is worthwhile

    If you've ever made New Year's resolutions that include adopting better health habits, you probably know they aren't easy to keep. The reason resolutions often don't work is because lasting change is usually not accomplished in a dramatic leap but through...
  • What Doctors Know: Why does your child need a flu shot?

    Source: Loyola University Health System whatdoctorsknow.com A common question parents ask themselves this time of year is, "Does my child really need a flu shot?" Though the flu may seem harmless, the truth is that on average, 20,000 U.S. children age 5...
  • Commentary: Increase exercise over the holidays to offset overeating

    Before you reach for that second helping of pumpkin pie, consider this: The average American adult gains between 2 and 12 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. For several years, my own scale tipped eight pounds to the right after every holiday...
  • What's the best approach to weight loss? Ten 2014 studies to note

    What's the best approach to weight loss? Ten 2014 studies to note
    Low fat? Low carb? Vegan? Crash diets? Diet soda? Exercise? What’s the most effective way to lose weight? Here’s a look at what 2014’s weight loss studies showed us, including one cautionary tale for all dieters. The diet battle of the...
  • When doctors aren't enough to help patients keep diabetes in check

    When doctors aren't enough to help patients keep diabetes in check
    Patients with diabetes need access to doctors and medicines to help them keep their disease under control. But they also need food in their pantries and enough money in their pockets to pay for necessities like rent and heat, a new study shows. Among...
  • Berkeley's soda tax a sweet victory

    Berkeley's soda tax a sweet victory
    Three years ago, Richmond City Councilman Jeff Ritterman became aware that about a third of his city's fifth- and seventh- graders were obese, and that the numbers were getting worse. A retired cardiologist who got into politics to improve public...
  • Why a sweet tooth can make you sick

    Why a sweet tooth can make you sick
    Thanks for running Barbara Sadick's article "Scientific team sounds the alarm on sugar as a source of disease" (Dec. 5). The article brings public attention to the damaging effects of sugar on our health, showing that sugars are making us sick by...