Sweating the Details

(Editor’s Note.  This article first appeared on Oct. 26, 2011 in a blog published by the Teachers College at Columbia University.  The link to...

10 Eating Tips for a Healthier College Football Bowl Season

Bowl season brings specific eating challenges for football fans. Tailgating is often centered on binge eating and drinking. Anxious and celebratory supporters often live...

Diabetes Could Pose Major Health Threat to Future Generations

Nearly 1 in 4 American adolescents may be on the verge of developing Type 2 diabetes or could already be diabetic, representing a sharp...

Can it Be True? Georgia College Discontinues its Athletic Teams

Spelman College in Atlanta is a historically black college and university for women only. It has a long and rich history as an academically...

America — Land of the Free and Home of the Obese

Americans are inundated with information about how we have become a physically unfit nation.  Even though our life expectancies have not fallen, we are...

Want to Lose Weight? Eat Here

Pop quiz: It's Friday night and you're trying to decide where to take the family for a healthy dinner on the town. Should you...

A Simple Way to Fight Childhood Obesity

The most recent edition of the journal, Pediatrics, reported the results of an interesting study that sought to examine obesity in first grade children...

Call to Replace BMI with More Accurate Predictions of Disease

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine point out that the body mass index (BMI), based on the weight and height, is not an...

Longer Gym Class Periods Reduce Childhood Obesity

More time in gym class actually does reduce the likelihood that young children will become obese, according to a new study published in the...

Stay Healthy This Holiday Season With Exercise, Smart Food Choices

(Editor’s Note.  All of us worry about putting on pounds during the time from Thanksgiving through the New Year’s celebrations.  Here is a piece...

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