The programs, which have been field-tested with great success, provide nutrition education through hands-on cooking in schools and community organizations.
Many Americans, when faced with a serious health risk like high cholesterol, opt to take a pill rather than adopt healthier living habits.
Experts now realize that efforts to correct past dietary sins that made heart disease and stroke runaway killers have caused the pendulum to swing too far in the wrong direction.
People still have to eat, and studies have shown that drinking ones calories does not result in a corresponding decrease in food calories consumed, a fact that may also apply to those who drink multiple servings of wine.
The price people pay is much more than social.
A new study suggest that Medicare and other insurers could be spending billions of dollars on screening smokers for lung cancer that would be better spent on helping them quit and keeping others from starting.
Food is a popular pacifier, with treats offered to relieve physical or emotional pain. Little wonder that many youngsters refuse to eat whats served for dinner.
Barrett Treadway, 3 1/2, has never been the best of sleepers, but her sleep grew increasingly worse in the past year and a half.
When the pain of arthritis results in a decline in physical activity, as it commonly does, the risk of developing a chronic health problem like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes rises.
The study, conducted among more than 54,000 British men and women, identified symptoms that were more likely to be present in people who years later were diagnosed with Parkinson's.
Many people with chronic health problems resign themselves to lives of modest activity or no activity at all, thinking vigorous exercise is unsafe or that they lack the stamina for it
Millions of Americans are walking around with deposits in their coronary arteries that do not obstruct blood flow to their hearts - at least, not until a piece of the plaque ruptures and forms a blood clot, causing a heart attack.These plaques are signs...
The trouble for Daniel Tully, then 12 and an excellent student and athlete in New York, began 20 months ago, when he developed what seemed like a virus that kept recurring, each time sending him to bed and keeping him from school for a week.In ...
This year, nearly 2 million American adults and more than 5,000 children and adolescents will learn they have a potentially devastating, life-shortening, yet largely preventable disease: Type 2 diabetes. They will join 29.1 million Americans who have...