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Once, years ago, while explaining the art of spiritual healing, a wise woman taught: "You can't speak of the spirit to someone lying in a wet bed." Before invoking the awesome, the ethereal, the Ultimate, we have to change the sheets. The same holds true...
There was a harvest of sorts at St. Louis Catholic School in Clarksville earlier this week, when fifth-graders Claire Nilan and Patrick DeBoy filled a basket with dozens of radishes — the first picked from the school's new garden. For Claire,...
The Y of Central Maryland is expanding a childhood obesity program with a $280,000 grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. The two year grant from the region’s largest health insurer, will allow the Y of Central Maryland extend its Fit N Fun...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administrationapproved a new drug Wednesday to help people battle chronic obesity. Used in conjuction with a healthy diet and exercise, the drug Belviq will help people lose weight by activating a receptor in the brain that will...
Op-ed contributor Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson argues that the Hostess Company's bankruptcy demonstrates the negative effects of the anti-obesity movement ("An unhealthy fear," Nov. 21). But the demise of Hostess was not caused by the anti-obesity movement,...
Your recent editorial on childhood obesity calls on the state legislature to ban school vending machines that sell junk food ("Easy call in obesity fight," Aug. 23). But why every perceived problem demands a legislative solution is beyond me. Don't...
This week, the chefs leave the comfy confines of their climate controlled Vegas kitchen for a more rustic setting. But first, Curtis introduces the Quickfire by revealing a huge salad bar that the chefs will use to compose a salad. "Here's your salad...
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Someone with a lot of belly fat has a higher risk of death than those who are obese, a new study suggests. "We knew from previous research that central obesity is bad, but what is new in this research is that the distribution of the fat is very important...
Eighteen billion dollars. That is how much money American taxpayers have paid since 1995 to subsidize the production of four junk food ingredients: high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, corn starch, and soy oil. Instead of using our tax money to...
Tags: Children's Health
At a time when nearly a third of Maryland children between ages 10 and 17 are either overweight or obese, you'd think there'd be a law against selling junk food and sugary drinks on school grounds. Wrong. While many in-school cafeterias in Maryland,...
Individuals and families in Harford County and Cecil County are invited to the Healthy Living in Havre de Grace Health Fair Saturday at the Havre de Grace Community Center to have fun, listen to live music, participate in aerobic dance competitions, win...
Back in 2000, when he was a shy and portly 8-year-old, John Boias had a grown-up-sized dilemma. There he was in the family townhome one day, sweltering on a summer afternoon, when the strains of "Send in the Clowns" came wafting through the windows....
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