Monthly Archives: September 2013
Have you seen the creepy Uncle Sam videos making the rounds on the Internet? If you have, then you certainly know what I’m talking about. If not, allow me to fill you in. The ads – they have his and hers versions – show a 20-something chatting with a doctor in a medical exam room. […]
So many people are talking about getting America’s youth healthier. Much of that is likely thanks to the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign. The campaign encourages kids to eat healthful foods, get active and drink plenty of water. It also promotes collaborations with schools, food companies, legislators and celebrities. This week, Time Healthland asked a […]
Bad news for Jacksonville Jaguars fans: a recent study revealed that football fans’ saturated-fat consumption spikes when their teams lose. The study found saturated-fat consumption increased by as much as 28 percent following losses and decreased by 16 percent following victories, according to a New York Times article. The association between losses and fatty foods […]
Here’s an interesting video on the high cost of health care in America that’s making its rounds on the Internet. Thoughts?
The diabetic who is blind in one eye and walks with a prosthetic leg. The teenager hospitalized from an asthma attack. The woman who speaks using a voice box. Most people saw at least one of the powerful public service announcements warning of the dangers of smoking and second-hand smoke. The Centers for Disease Control […]
More and more tweens and teens are lighting up. But rather than traditional cigarettes, they’re using electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. The percentage of U.S. middle and high school students who use e-cigarettes more than doubled from 2011 to 2012, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings from […]
Earlier this year, schools in North Andover, Mass., were under fire for their approach to combating obesity. Schools were measuring students’ height and weight to determine their body mass indexes. Parents of students with high BMIs received letters from the school informing them their child was classified as “obese.” But it appears the initiative is […]