Healthy pets, healthy people

Americans’ waistlines aren’t the only things suffering as a result of the U.S. obesity epidemic. Our pets’ health is also taking a hit. Nearly 70 percent of adults are overweight, and […]

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 Columbian.com. In the beginning, the blog contained posts […]

Mississippi passes bill banning soda bans

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law this week a bill that prevents cities and counties in the state from banning supersized sugary drinks and huge restaurant portions. Take that, New […]

Pharmacy to workers: join “voluntary” wellness program or face fine

CVS pharmacies are asking all employees to take part in a “voluntary” wellness program that requires workers to report their weight and body fat percentages (among other indicators) to their […]

Housework and waistlines

Hey ladies, wanna lose a few pounds? Just grab the vacuum and get to work. A new study found that one reason American women are overweight may be because we are […]

Diet fork

Ever wish you had a fork to sound an alarm when you’re eating like a Hoover vacuum? No? Well, let’s say you do. The new HAPIfork does just that. The smart-fork knows […]

Fat-shaming into weight loss

Public health efforts to reverse America’s growing obesity epidemic aren’t working fast enough for one prominent bioethicist. Daniel Callahan, a senior research scholar and president emeritus of The Hastings Center, is […]

Obese driving risk

Here’s an obesity stat you may not have heard before: Obese drivers are significantly more likely to die in a traffic collision than people of normal weight. That’s according to new […]

Plus-size mannequins

Have you seen him? “Him” being the plus-size mannequin causing big uproar on the blogosphere? If not, here he is: A user of the online forum Reddit posted a photo of the […]

Skinny Minnie

Barney’s has given new meaning to the phrase, “Skinny Minnie.” The high-end department store is partnering with The Walt Disney Co. for a special holiday campaign, “Electric Holiday.” The campaign, which will […]

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