| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:17 PM
With Harford County's obesity rate jumping by 130 percent during the last decade, the Obesity Task Force released its final report Tuesday on how it plans to battle the bulge in the coming years.
Two-thirds of the county's population (63.5 percent) is...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 5:21 AM
When spuds were all greasers, they deserved to get kicked out of school.
Deep-fat french fries and oily tater tots got the heave-ho from most cafeterias, as schools in Maryland and across the country tried to improve child nutrition.
| Jun 15, 2011
| 1:29 PM
When Lynn Patterson resolved to lose weight early this year, she took a hormone normally associated with pregnancy, not dieting.
The 53-year-old Catonsville nurse went on the hCG diet, named for human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone that is produced...
| May 11, 2011
| 5:49 PM
After her daughter Jodie was diagnosed with autism, Alison Singer went online, searching desperately for anything that looked like it might help her little girl.
She tried gluten-free and casein-free diets and supplements. She sprinkled something...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:08 PM
Whether you're counting calories, tallying points, cutting carbohydrates or sweating it out at the gym, dieting is a tough road to navigate. What's even worse is when you sabatoge your own efforts by making some classic diet-busting mistakes you might not...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 3:52 PM
Before Aiesha Eddins got pregnant, she didn't give much thought to her diet.
"I ate whatever," said the 27-year-old Owings Mills woman. "We ordered take-out."
But when she weighed in at 220 pounds during her initial prenatal visit, she quickly earned...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth). This week, Christine Dobmeier, RD CSR LDN, weighs in on the 1812 diet....
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Elaine Pelc weighs in on Omega-3 fatty acids.
Over the past few years there has been a lot of hype over Omega-3 fatty acids. They are said to help...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:07 AM
Henry Hunt said goodbye to gluten not because a doctor told him to, but because — like so many others — he decided he was better off without it.
"I diagnosed myself," he says, "because I'm really in tune with my body."
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:52 AM
Our troupe of chefs enter the kitchen still reeling over the Grand Canyon field trip. “What a filling!” says Thierry. Or maybe that was “feeling”. Tricky French accent.
He also reveals he’s feeling much more competitive...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:33 PM
Organic products and those without preservatives and harsh processing remain big business in the United States — with $81 billion in sales last year — despite a tough economy.
Sales in stores, online and in practitioners' offices were up 7...
| Oct 26, 2010
| 4:22 AM
Bucky returns with a recap of last night's Amazing Race. Take it away, Bucky!:The fifth leg of The Amazing Race begins on the border between Sweden and Norway, last week’s Pit Stop, and the Doctors depart first. The instructions tell......