| Nov 24, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Two years ago, while competing in a 5K run in Clermont, Danielle Frazier noticed a handful of runners a few paces ahead sporting T-shirts with an eye-catching catchphrase: Black Girls RUN!
And that's exactly what she did, running after the ladies to...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:21 PM
A study that culls health data for 1.8 million people over more than 57 years of research finds that controlling high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose could halve the number of heart attacks attributable to being overweight or obese and pare the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:37 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After a concussion, women tend to have worse symptoms than men. That's the case even when athletes were injured playing the same sport, according to a new study of young soccer players.
Some recent studies have found gender...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels.
For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Epidemic obesity rates are the "prime driver" in a nationwide trend toward earlier and earlier breast development in young girls according to new research.
In a paper published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found that the average age...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been overweight most of my life. I've tried for years to shed the extra pounds, but nothing works. I'm now 45 and about 100 pounds beyond my ideal weight. I have high blood pressure, and my doctor says I'm at risk for diabetes. I'...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:39 AM
At 5'4" tall and 124 pounds, 11-year-old Lily Grasso is one of the tallest girls in her class, but rarely is she called overweight.
That changed when the Collier County Health Department came to her Naples middle school and conducted a health...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
William Howard Taft was America's heaviest president. Of course, he would have preferred being seen and remembered for something else, and did take steps to lose weight. Not surprisingly, though, Taft's story of weight loss and...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:38 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New evidence suggests older adults with a healthy weight but high percentage of body fat are at increased risk of heart-related diseases and death.
Looking at data on 1,528 people with a normal body mass index (BMI) - a...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:52 PM
If you want to quit smoking but are worried about gaining weight, the Florida Department of Health may be able to help.
The state's Tobacco Free Florida program recently began offering all participants who enroll in Florida Quitline telephone counseling...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A recent study in the journal Pediatrics caught my eye as it related to childhood obesity. I spend a good deal of time discussing healthy eating and exercise with my patients and their families, but I continue to see children who...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
During a child's checkup, I spend time showing his/her parents (as well as older children in the family) their child's growth curve. This curve looks at a child's weight and height, and for children age 2 and older, their body...