| Feb 18, 2015
| 12:30 PM
How's your sodium intake? Most health-conscious adults already know that sodium raises blood pressure--and that high blood pressure, in turn, boosts the risk of heart disease and stroke. As for how much sodium an individual ingests from all sources, it'...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Securing RR crossings
A commuter train crashes into an SUV in New York — another tragic railroad-crossing accident with fatalities. We must prevent vehicles from entering the crossing after it has been activated.
The crashes will continue...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 1:34 PM
If you're looking to become healthier, be more creative, or to put a child in an enrichment activity, the Manchester Neighborhood Academy has all you need this spring. The organization is offering free classes in the areas of youth development, civic...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:10 PM
Unlike most college graduates searching for their first jobs, Kendra Senn is already closing deals with company executives to create and manage corporate wellness programs.
The 23-year-old entrepreneur is helping employees take charge of their health...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Where I grew up in New York City, every corner bodega seemed to keep the same mysterious cookies by the register. They looked like oversized, homemade Fig Newtons and sat in short stacks above the name-brand candy, encased in plastic wrap and devoid of...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:44 PM
They meld into the workout scene on the second floor of the Newport News YMCA, distinguished only by their wristbands. One tackles the treadmill, a few are on the elliptical trainers and others sweat it out on the rowing machine and stationary bikes....
| Dec 29, 2014
| 7:40 AM
I just returned from Naturally Well by the Sea (naturallywellbythesea.com), a wellness and weight-loss retreat on the oceanfront in Pompano Beach, Fla. I ate wonderful organic food, took some exercise classes, listened to lectures on health and nutrition,...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:46 AM
James McWilliams is a hard guy to figure out.
For more than five years, he's been cranking out contrarian essays that take aim at sustainable food's sacred cows: pastured livestock, organic produce, local food and, yes, even farmers markets.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:50 AM
More than half of Americans say they already have enough information at restaurants to decide whether they are making a healthy purchase. But they want even more.
According to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted in December, most Americans favor...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In the past, hemp has gotten a bad rap because of its close relative, marijuana. However, while both plants are in the cannabis family, they're very different. Unlike marijuana, hemp seeds contain only 0.001 percent of the active compound...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The holiday season is a time for good food and getting together with friends.
So when Doug Bennett, executive director of college advancement at Orange Coast College, and Liz Parker, an OCC Foundation specialist, invited me to lunch and tour their...