| 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 12, 2014
| 5:05 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. Californians are more worried about kids getting fat than using illegal drugs, according to a Field Poll released Wednesday.
The poll, conducted for the California Endowment, shows that the number of Californians who list unhealthy...
| 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 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....
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Turn your thermostat down -- and don’t add a sweater. That, researchers report, will not only save energy to heat your home but will use more body energy and perhaps aid weight loss.
Before you get too excited, the scientists are not suggesting...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Accessibility trumps artistry in "Fed Up," a formulaic and functional documentary that nevertheless proves effective at getting the message out about America's addiction to unhealthy food. Focusing specifically on childhood obesity, the insidious...
| 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 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 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 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...
| 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....