| May 7, 2013
| 1:25 PM
An estimated 220,000 Americans undergo some type of bariatric surgery each year, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has revealed that he is one of them.
The high-profile Republican – who hasn’t revealed his weight but is estimated to tip the...
| Apr 30, 2013
Being fit can do more than help you lose weight. In today's workplace, it can even put money in your pocket.
"Studies have shown that financial incentives are great tools for weight loss," said Jimmy Fleming, co-founder of HealthyWage, a purveyor of...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the U.S. Navy Country Current as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 6:15 p.m. at HCC’s Alumni Amphitheater.
The band is a seven-member...
| Jul 24, 2013
The marketing for freshly pressed and blended juices promises instant energy, weight loss, a flood of vitamins and minerals — all in a single, portable, gulpable serving.
Health-minded consumers seem to have bought the claims — and with...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:00 PM
It is an objective program.
You set a reasonable goal, you take the steps, and the pedometer doesn’t lie.
The 10,000 Steps program is a straightforward approach to realizing an active lifestyle, and it has caught the attention of about 30 people...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:05 AM
A highlight of my year is the annual gathering of veterinarians at our South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association meeting. Our latest meeting just concluded with 184 veterinarians and 30 vet technicians in attendance. Our state association sponsors...
| Aug 9, 2013
On a recent doctor's visit, a compelling health video was looping in the reception room. It incorporated many of the accepted rules for achieving a healthy weight. The motivational video, tailored to the doctor's clientele, illustrated simple ways to...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Health Check: Take Steps Now To Protect Yourself From Diabetes
One in three people in America will develop diabetes during their lives, but there are some things you can do to lessen your chances of developing it. “There are certain things we can&...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:44 PM
With 78 million American adults in the obese column and showing slim chances of permanently dieting their way out of it, one way of mitigating the public health disaster to come would be to unhook the wagonload of obesity-related ills — most notably...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:53 PM
The news is not always all good when obese teenagers lose weight. Such young people seem to be at risk for developing eating disorders that slip the attention of health professionals, scientists report.
“Physical complications of semistarvation...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
At a time when many Americans spend their days exercising nothing but their thumbs to exhaustion, others have grown obsessed with steps.
Each footfall, from getting the mail to getting in a run, is tracked on the way to 10,000 — a not-so-magic...