How to know if your child is at a healthy weight?
What is body mass index (BMI)?
What are the health problems that being overweight could cause in a child?
What can be done at home, in school, and in the community to help keep children from becoming overweight or obese?
School districts across the country are demonstrating a range of improvements in terms of nutrition, exercise and tobacco policies.
Louisiana and Mississippi had the highest obesity rates – more than 34 percent of the adult population in both states was obese — while Colorado had the lowest rate at just over 20 percent.
The FDA explains what the “gluten-free” label means in this Consumer Update
How can you stay healthy as you age? A new report looks at the steps you can take to reduce your chances of illness, disability and injury.
Programs that promote several health lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, significantly lowered the risk of a fatal heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event in people with coronary heart disease.
Eggs and summer go together: deviled eggs, homemade ice cream, and potato salad. But, just a few hours outside of the refrigerator and your eggs can create lasting memories that you’d rather forget. This summer, make sure that eggs carrying Salmonella don’t come to your next outing.
Care for your diabetes even while you’re on vacation. Plan ahead for stress-free travel for your health needs. Whether you’ll be on the road, in the air, on the water, take your care routine with you.
A man’s risk for heart disease begins to rise greatly starting at 45 years of age. Half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease—the most common kind of heart disease—have no previous symptoms. Even men who have no symptoms may be at risk.
Fifteen Pierce County employers will team up with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote employee health through worksite wellness programs.
In more than two dozen states, obesity treatments – including intensive weight loss counseling, drugs and surgery – won’t have to be covered in plans sold on the online insurance marketplaces.
Adolescents are just as likely to consume too many calories at Subway, which they considered a healthy dining option, as at McDonald’s.
Caffeine is being added to jelly beans, marshmallows, sunflower seeds and other snacks for its stimulant effect. An instant oatmeal on the market boasts that one serving has as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. One brand of gum is like having four cups of coffee in your pocket.