| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:44 PM
With 78 million American adults in the obese column and showing slim chances of permanently dieting their way out of it, one way of mitigating the public health disaster to come would be to unhook the wagonload of obesity-related ills -- most notably Type...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Health Check: Take Steps Now To Protect Yourself From Diabetes
One in three people in America will develop diabetes during their lives, but there are some things you can do to lessen your chances of developing it. “There are certain things we can&...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:05 AM
A highlight of my year is the annual gathering of veterinarians at our South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association meeting. Our latest meeting just concluded with 184 veterinarians and 30 vet technicians in attendance. Our state association sponsors...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:22 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A program including self-monitoring, gym access and occasional counseling calls helped black women maintain their weight in a new study.
Black women who are overweight or slightly obese are known to have a lower risk of...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:01 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Overweight and obese women who get plenty of exercise may have a lower risk of endometrial cancer than if they were sedentary, according to new research.
Strenuous and moderate physical activity were linked to lowered risk for...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:55 PM
News flash: Some overweight and obese women work harder to get healthy when they're not ordered to lose weight, but told their current body shape is fine and that maintaining it is an acceptable goal.
The women on whom this approach has most recently...
| Jul 11, 2013
You already know you should keep a food journal if you want to lose weight, right?
So why don't you do it?
One weight-loss expert thinks he knows the answer.
"It's just not sexy enough," said J. Graham Thomas, a research professor at Brown Alpert...
| Aug 9, 2013
On a recent doctor's visit, a compelling health video was looping in the reception room. It incorporated many of the accepted rules for achieving a healthy weight. The motivational video, tailored to the doctor's clientele, illustrated simple ways to...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:00 PM
It is an objective program.
You set a reasonable goal, you take the steps, and the pedometer doesn’t lie.
The 10,000 Steps program is a straightforward approach to realizing an active lifestyle, and it has caught the attention of about 30 people...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Ruben Studdard says "American Idol" gave him a career. Now, he wants "The Biggest Loser" to give him a life.
Studdard -- nicknamed "The Velvet Teddy Bear" partly for his girth and his cuddly, cheerful, happy-go-lucky demeanor -- said he is returning...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:07 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Dieters who drink more water have greater weight loss, according to a new review of several prior studies.
In one study that asked dieters to drink water before a meal, for instance, "the water enhanced the weight loss,"...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:29 PM
In many ways, Allison Kopach doesn’t seem like the sort of person who would feel self-conscious going out to run errands. The 31-year-old Michigan City native and former Mishawaka resident is, after all, an outgoing pageant queen who brought home...