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When Food Stamps Pass As Tickets To Better Health

When Food Stamps Pass As Tickets To Better Health

For every dollar worth of food stamps enrollees spend on fresh produce in a given month, they receive a one-to-one match, up to $10, $20 or $40, which they can spend only on more fruits and vegetables.

January 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Four ways having a pet increases your lifespan

Four ways having a pet increases your lifespan

A new study has found dog ownership is linked to improved heart health for humans. This is an important finding, given heart disease is the leading cause of death globally.

January 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
New Year’s resolve flagging? Some tips on staying on track.

New Year’s resolve flagging? Some tips on staying on track.

Whether it’s eating better, dropping a few pounds, sleeping more or kicking nicotine to the curb once and for all, public health scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are here with science-based tips for avoiding dead ends and wrong turns as you head down the 2018 resolution road.

January 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Why your doctor may not be able to help you lose weight – Viewpoint

Why your doctor may not be able to help you lose weight – Viewpoint

Weight loss is incredibly difficult. Unlike smokers who are trying to quit and can just throw out their cigarettes, people with obesity can’t simply throw away all of their food. Patients with obesity need to identify a new relationship with food, and understand how to have a healthful diet, and not just a diet to help one lose weight.

January 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Our fight with fat: Why is obesity getting worse?

Our fight with fat: Why is obesity getting worse?

Obesity’s roots are in American culture, from the stress of the workplace to the onslaught of food advertising, to our tradition of holiday overindulgence. The taste buds of our youth are raised on junk food and sugary treats, habits that follow children into adulthood.

January 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Which weight-loss plan is best for you — the British Dietetic Association weighs in.

Which weight-loss plan is best for you — the British Dietetic Association weighs in.

Some help with your New Year’s resolution to lose weight: The UK National Health Service has posted an analysis by the British Dietetic Association of a dozen of the most popular weight-loss plans. The analyses give you the pros and cons of each approach and renders a verdict on which are best. 

December 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
These annual checkups help seniors not only survive but thrive

These annual checkups help seniors not only survive but thrive

Wellness coaching aims to rethink how we treat aging, said Aline Russotto, Orchard Cove’s executive director. “We used to be at our very best when somebody was in crisis,” she said. But Orchard Cove staff think they can help residents live healthier and happier lives by shifting the focus away from “fixing what’s broken,” said Russotto, to “living your best day every single day until the end.”

December 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Do incentives lead people to make healthy choices?

Do incentives lead people to make healthy choices?

Health plans, medical practices and some Medicaid programs are increasingly offering financial incentives to motivate Medicaid patients to engage in more preventive care and make healthier lifestyle choices. Does it work?

December 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Three or four cups of coffee a day does you more good than harm – study suggests

Three or four cups of coffee a day does you more good than harm – study suggests

Drinking moderate amounts of coffee – about three or four cups a day – is more likely to benefit our health than harm it. This is important to know because around the world over two billion cups of coffee are consumed every day.

November 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The long, strange history of dieting fads

The long, strange history of dieting fads

William the Conqueror was healthy most of his life, but he became so overweight in later years that he went on a liquid diet consisting of almost nothing but alcohol. He lost enough weight to resume riding his cherished horse, but a riding accident soon led to his untimely death.

November 7, 2017 | By | Reply More