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.
Learn free or low-cost ways to be healthy. Making healthy choices may help prevent injury, disease, and disability. Stay healthy on the cheap by including smart choices that are low-cost or free. Many are simple too.
Treadmill desks range in cost from $400 to $5,000, but the hope is that the state could recoup its expenses through lowered health care costs over the long run.
Just as quickly as one diet is “out,” another diet emerges to take its place. With so many options, celebrity endorsements and websites full of misinformation, how can parents know which diets are safe – especially for kids?
Only one in ten Americans with prediabetes are aware they have elevated blood sugars that put them at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the CDC reports.
For parents, the task of reinforcing healthy habits around the dinner table can cause a bit of apprehension. Mollie Grow, MD, MPH, with Seattle Children’s Hospital, warns the old adage “you are what you eat” is pretty spot-on – especially for babies and toddlers who need a variety of nutrients for their growing minds and bodies.
Americans are living longer lives, but we are living out these longer lives with chronic illnesses in large part due to our lifestyle choices, including eating unhealthy diets, failing to exercise, smoking, and using alcohol and drugs.
Less money for vaccinating children, providing HIV testing, treating substance abuse and preparing for biological, chemical and radiological disasters.
For National Heart Month, five Seattle Children’s providers share their tips for helping kids and teens build strong, healthy hearts.
Due to a provision in the Affordable Care Act, health plans must cover the full cost of breast pumps for nursing mothers. This has led to a boom in the sale of the pumps, which can cost hundreds of dollars. But will the benefits outweigh the costs?
Washing fruits and vegetables before eating them reduces the risk of foodborne illness. If fruits and veggies have a ridged or uneven skin, use a scrub brush to remove dirt from the grooves. Remember, even produce with inedible skin should still be washed as a first step. This week, get into the habit of washing all [...]
Monday is a day to make a new start (or get back on track). Each week, the Monday Campaigns, a public health promotion initiative, provides tips on how you can use your Mondays to get fit and stay healthy.
Many single entrées at U.S. chain restaurants serve up masses of calories, fat, and sodium. RAND Corporation researchers have created an infographic that breaks down just how bad a full meal can be.