| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Soda consumption is down nationwide, to per capita levels last seen in 1987. It’s even down among kids.
As word gets out about the empty calories in soft drinks, people have been getting the message. Such changes come slowly, but they happen....
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Go ahead and eat a few French fries or a couple of bites of chocolate cake - as long as it's the weekend, when diets tend to fall by the wayside only to be resumed on Monday morning, a new study suggests.
"Regardless of who you are, there's a rhythm to...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Here's some not especially breaking news: Lots of Americans are over-stressed, and lots of those very same Americans also are overweight. Surely, it would appear, stress must be one of the most fattening things outside of a KFC Double Down sandwich....
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Children who are overweight in kindergarten have four times the risk of becoming obese by eighth grade, researchers reported Wednesday – in just one of the ways they said that the risk of becoming overweight or obese could start even before birth....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The Peninsula is one of three areas in Virginia targeted by a Nemours grant to combat childhood obesity. Nemours, a Delaware-based children's health system selected three states for the initiative — Virginia, Kentucky, and California. Virginia's...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Warning: Owning a television may be hazardous to your health. Ditto for owning a car, though not quite as much. And the less money you have, the more dangerous the devices become, according to a new study.
In the United States, Canada and other...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:50 AM
We are at the peak of the flu season and, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high flu activity is likely to continue for several weeks. So what can you do to minimize the damage of the flu to you and your...
| Feb 6, 2014
The Feb. 3 article, "A well-planned vegan diet can be perfectly healthy," showcases the disease-fighting properties of plant-based foods. When we stick to the healthy basics —vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes — and cut back on added...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:04 PM
The logic seems simple enough: the consumption of healthy foods is low, and obesity is high, in neighborhoods where supermarkets are notably absent; so, opening supermarkets in those neighborhoods should boost consumption of healthier foods and drive down...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:12 PM
Despite a statewide drop in reported influenza cases, Los Angeles hospitals are preparing for this year's season to worsen in the coming weeks, fearful of the deadly H1N1 "swine flu" virus strain that is to blame for most of this year's flu deaths.
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:54 PM
A new children’s book by an Orlando physician is working its way into children’s hearts.
“Your Amazing Heart,” (IHB Publishing) written by Dr. Edwin Lee is gearing up for its Amazon debut Feb.18.
As part of National Heart...