From 2000–2008, the percentage of women who initiated breastfeeding went up from 47.4% to 58.9% for blacks, and 71.8% to 75.2% for whites. Initiation rates for Hispanics went from 77.6% to 80.0%.
Snacking can boost nutrients and help you eat less at mealtime, or it can add unnecessary fat, calories and sodium; it all comes down to what you choose.
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?
Daily car commuters gained the most weight, while those who drove only occasionally or never drove gained smaller amounts.
Daily drivers, even if they engaged in weekly exercise, gained on average 3 pounds more than non-car commuters.
Americans now buy and consume food away from home an average of four times a week which can mean an extra eight pounds a year. The more we eat away from home, the more those pounds add up.
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.
Kathy Del Tonto started cooking school food 30 years ago, when cafeteria workers made everything from scratch, even the ketchup. But then the processing companies started offering schools fast-food kinds of choices . . .
This week, LocalHealthGuide begins a series called the Healthy Monday Tips, produced by a national health promotion initiative called the Monday Campaigns.
Here are simple tips that all cooks in the kitchen can follow this holiday season for cooking a delicious and safely prepared turkey.
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.
Physicians appear to be in better health than other members of the workforce – even nurses.