Health News

New approach personalizes weight loss

September 22, 2015 4:46 pm

THE most effective way to lose weight may not involve any dieting at all. That’s the word from an international group of scientists, physicians and researchers. They believe to be effective, a weight loss program must take epigenetics into account. … Read more »

Adults 65 and older should understand flu-related risks and their vaccination options

September 22, 2015 4:42 pm

IT’S important to remember that the single best way to prevent influenza (“the flu”) is to get an annual vaccination, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends for everyone aged six months and older, with rare exception. … Read more »

Tips to help you play to win

September 18, 2015 3:42 pm

IF you’re a man who is carrying a few extra pounds, there’s good news. Any time can be the right time to start and strengthen healthier habits and lose the weight. Some find that the warmer weather of summer and … Read more »

The valuable meaning of health transactions

September 18, 2015 3:41 pm

IN this digital age, the U.S. health care system has also become digital. Every day, millions of people interact with it. During these interactions, data is collected, processed and stored, creating a seemingly infinite amount of information—yet each single data … Read more »

To boost your health, consider your glycemic response

September 4, 2015 10:38 pm

WHILE most people consider their weight, their blood pressure or their running time when they think about their health, one important parameter is often overlooked: their glycemic response. The glycemic response is used as a way to classify foods based … Read more »

Tips on improving your child’s health

September 4, 2015 10:36 pm

It’s estimated that about one-third of kids in the United States are overweight or obese. Being overweight as a child can lead to health problems later in life. Fortunately, as a parent or other caregiver, there are things you can … Read more »

Getting enough sleep is as critical to overall health as diet and exercise

August 30, 2015 2:10 pm

Like many Americans, you may spend hours at the gym, choose all the right foods and think you’re in peak health—but you could be missing a vital part of the equation. If you’re not sleeping seven to nine hours each … Read more »

Five secrets about head lice every parent should know

August 30, 2015 2:10 pm

A nightmare common among parents with school-age children is one your family can avoid. The problem A notice comes home from school about an outbreak of head lice. Head lice infestation is the most frequent health issue (after the common … Read more »

Feeling fit after having a baby

August 30, 2015 2:10 pm

THE United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that for a healthy postpartum woman, physical activity is a good thing. Doctors say moderate-intensity physical activity, such as brisk walking or bike riding, keeps your heart and lungs healthy … Read more »

Be “Pro-pack-tive” and send a healthful lunch

August 24, 2015 3:20 pm

LUNCH is important to power kids through their school day, explains Dr. Kurt Hong of the Center for Human Nutrition and director of Huntington Medical Foundation. He recommends combining complex carbohydrates with lean protein—nonfat yogurt and granola, a lean turkey … Read more »