Things that make you stink

Showering and brushing your teeth isn’t always enough to keep your body stink-free. Sometimes, other body odor culprits – such as food, medications and health conditions – sneak in to create […]

‘Heart attack on a hook’

Restaurant menus often take a beating over the healthfulness of their offerings. So what does a restaurant have to offer in order to be deemed the “worst restaurant meal in America?” Serve […]

Pool poo

Looking for a way to cool down in the scorching summer heat? Before you dip into the community pool, consider this: About 58 percent of pool filters tested in a recent […]

Home is where the junk food is

New research found most food students, parents and teachers bring onto school campuses is unhealthy. The new research, led by Kaiser Permanente researcher Karen J. Coleman, found nearly 80 percent of […]

Introducing, HealthBeat

It’s time for a makeover. This blog was started about two years ago when The Columbian launched a new health portal, Live Well, on In the beginning, the blog contained posts […]

Frappuccino calorie count

Next time you go to order a grande Caramel Frappuccino, you’ll be faced with the blended drink’s calorie count. Starbucks announced today all of its stores’ menu boards will include caloric […]

Little white lies

Admit it, you’ve fibbed to your physician. Maybe you told your doctor you exercise five days a week, when you actually only hit the gym a couple times a week. Maybe you […]

Night owl or morning lark?

Turns out your college major says more about you than you may think. Or, at least, more about your sleep habits. A new study shows that the college majors people choose […]

Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich

Dunkin’ Donuts is taking a page out of the Paula Deen recipe book. Beginning Friday, Dunkin’ Donuts fans nationwide can “experience the pure deliciousness of Dunkin’ Donuts Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich.” That’s […]

Everybody, Prancercise!

Not into Zumba? Can’t do CrossFit? Have no fear, a new workout is here. Prancercise! What’s Prancercise? Here’s how creator Joanna Rohrback, 61, describes it: “A springy, rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to […]

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