| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:56 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People driving to work every day are packing on more pounds than their colleagues on trains, buses and bikes, according to a new study from Australia.
"Even if you are efficiently active during leisure time, if you use a car...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Childhood obesity expert Dr. Joanna Dolgoff says parents of obese children would rather talk to their kids about anything — even sex or drugs — than weight. But ignoring it could set a child up for a lifetime of health problems and emotional...
| Jan 12, 2013
Dear Amy: My best friend and I have known each other since we were 5.
We are now 22. Neither one of us has ever been skinny, but where I lost 20 pounds when we started college and kept it off through steady diet and exercise, she is now extremely...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Governor Bob McDonnell and First Lady Maureen McDonnell discuss men's health, her cancer scare and teaching their children the importance of living a balanced life.
OH: Men tend to lead less healthy lifestyles than women. They are more apt to smoke and...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 2:14 PM
If it appeared to you that somebody who resembles the photograph below was making a rather rude gesture at you this week, it was not intentional.
Blame it entirely on Saturday's high temperatures, which caused a small bicycling crash, which resulted in,...
| Jun 2, 2013
The Glass Ocean
Penguin Press, $25.95
A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)
| May 22, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Having a baby brings feelings of joy and excitement—but complications can occur for both mother and child if diabetes is present or develops.
Some women may develop gestational diabetes, when excess sugars from digested foods build up in the...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:10 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More babies born via cesarean section grow up to be heavy kids and teens than those delivered vaginally, according to a new study of more than 10,000 UK infants.
Eleven-year-olds delivered by C-section, for example, were 83...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:14 PM
For most of Bill Kesecker’s 64 years, he struggled with his weight.
He lost and gained, lost and gained — but kept trying to maintain.
There were high-protein diets, liquid supplements, South Beach, Slim Fast and visits to dietitians....
| Jan 8, 2013
| 2:13 PM
This time of the year magazines, newspapers, television and radio as well as the Internet bombard us with diet and weight loss options.
As you review the information about diet plans or weight loss products, ask yourself, "is it too good to be true?"...
| Mar 26, 2013
Despite a growing consensus that cardiovascular disease is a "food-borne" illness, many physicians are ill-prepared to advise patients on what they should eat to best protect them from heart attack or stroke.
One provocative new study found that a...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Hillary Wade spent years trying to hide.
She hid from the negative comments that strangers might make. She hid from social situations where people would judge her without knowing her.
And, mostly, she hid from her own feelings.
But one year ago, a...