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Sun ReporterIt's game time, and Boog Powell is pooped. For nearly an hour, he has stood beside his concession stand at Oriole Park, greeting fans amid the thick, sweet clouds of barbecue smoke, chatting and posing and autographing everything thrown at him. Bats...
Mount Prospect's public health nurse Jill Heinking said that after discovering far too many of the Latino families she treated were struggling with obesity, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, she launched bilingual education programs targeting these...
Tags: Weight, Family, Nutrition, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes
Reuters* Few students get recommended daily hour of exercise * 44 percent of schools cut exercise for more reading, math By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - U.S. schools need to boost efforts to get students moving, and make gym class as critical...
ReutersNEW 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...
My Pet WorldThese selected questions were answered by experts attending the 2013 BlogPaws Conference May 16-18 in Tysons Corner, VA. Over 500 pet bloggers and pet writers gathered to learn more about how to educate people about companion animals using social media. I...
I am a retired physical-education teacher who worked with students from kindergarten through eighth grade. A majority of my students could not do one pull-up. I tried to be creative and make exercising fun, for which I had a fair amount of success. I am...
Have you lifted weights today? Odds are, the answer is no. A new report on Americans’ health vices says failure to do strength-training exercises is far more common than the more obvious bad behaviors of smoking, heavy drinking, being a couch potato...
Having childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could lead to a life of obesity, even if ADHD symptoms disappear in adulthood, a new study shows. The study, which followed up on 207 middle-class men who had been diagnosed with ADHD as...
Tags: Weight, Medical Research, Culture, ADHD, Behavioral Conditions
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study has confirmed that removing the tonsils and adenoids of children with obstructive sleep apnea can reduce sleepiness and improve the quality of life, but putting off the surgery might not hurt either. The study is...
Endocrinologist and Hospital of Central Connecticut medical staff memberHaving 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...
Hospital charges This is in response to the extensive article on the variations of same-procedure charges ("An acute gap in prices at hospitals; U.S. list offers look at billing disparities for same procedure," Page 1, May 9). Not only the variation is...
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