| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Those with a body mass index, or BMI, above 40 are robbed of at least 6 1/2 years, on average, of expected life span, a study has found. And the toll in years lost rises with the degree of obesity, reaching nearly 14 years for the most obese -- those with...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:46 AM
The American Fitness Index has ranked Baltimore 25th of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in terms of overall fitness. The annual index measures city health based on preventative health behaviors, levels of chronic disease, access to healthcare and...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Far too many people neglect foot problems, suffering unnecessarily when they could seek help from a podiatrist. After all, your feet help you stay active. Proper foot care is as important any other aspect of healthcare, says Dr. Laura Pickard, a solo...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Sometimes, two things come together beautifully, like chocolate and peanut butter. Lennon and McCartney. Woodward and Bernstein. Other times, opposites come together and still produce something beautiful. This weight loss study, involving Comcast cable TV...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Here's a new before-meal snack: A little intense exercise might be a good plan for people trying to control their blood sugar.
Researchers call it "exercise snacking" and say that a brief burst of intense exercise is more effective than a moderate daily...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Here’s a new kind of before-meal snack: A little intense exercise might be a good plan for people trying to control their blood sugar.
Researchers call it “exercise snacking,” and say that a brief burst of intense exercise is more...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Prohibiting the use of federal food stamps to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages and subsidizing the purchase of fruits and vegetables with the coupons would improve nutrition, foster weight loss and drive down rates of Type 2 diabetes among the program's...
| Jun 13, 2014
Asthma camp for children
The Baltimore Washington Medical Center will sponsor "Camp Airways" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 4-8 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. The camp, for children ages six to 12, will...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Driven by surging obesity, an aging population and doubly high risks among blacks and Latinos, the American epidemic of diabetes has leaped to historic heights in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Diabetes...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 9:12 PM
When Rosalinda Cardenas was a kid, her parents warned her often: Stay away from the Pacoima Wash.
A few blocks from her home on Laurel Canyon Boulevard, the concrete-encased flood control channel was barricaded by rusty chain-link fences, broken glass...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Teresa Garcia, weak and in pain, had all but given up on doctors when she came to a small clinic next to a former wedding chapel on the Strip.
"I never thought I would get better," the 55-year-old housekeeper said, recalling years of perfunctory...