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  • Healthy Eating
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

  • Fitness from the Inside Out
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

  • The Fit Family
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

  • Healthy Alternatives
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

Teen weight loss program shows some benefit

Group behavior modification sessions with teens and their parents provided moderate weight loss. Adding texts and emails didn't improve weight loss efforts.

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US consumers want tougher probe of engineered salmon

A consumer group has petitioned the FDA for stricter review of what's come to be known as "frankenfish," genetically modified salmon.

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Snack bars and junk food common in schools: study

What are elementary school students eating while at school? The options are not always good for their health, according to a new survey.

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Bread blamed for Americans' high salt intake

Forty-four percent of salt consumed can be linked to 10 types of foods with slices of bread and dinner rolls topping the list, according to a new report from the CDC.

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Behavior programs may cut child obesity risk

The childhood obesity problem might be solved by good old-fashioned parenting skills, according to a new study. Children of parents who attended parenting classes designed to help with behavioral issues were less likely to become obese later in life.

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Walmart to label healthier food as "Great For You"

Wal-Mart will soon begin labeling products as "Good for you" in an ongoing effort to help customers choose products that meet standardized thresholds for healthful eating. 

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Fitness and 'fatness' both matter to the heart

When it comes to heart health, you don't have to be a perfect specimen to protect your ticker. Maintenance is sometime enough.

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Moms' bossiness at snack time tied to kids' weight

Think your child's not eating enough? A new study suggests parents let children choose when to stop eating at snack time.

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Omega-3s tied to lower risk of heart arrhythmia

More great news about omega-3 fatty acids: they can reduce the risk of irregular heartbeat by 30 percent. 

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Weight loss may prevent leaky bladder in diabetes

About 53 percent of women over 20 have experienced urinary incontinence. Women with type 2 diabetes and who have given birth are more susceptible. One possible preventative measure: lose weight.

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Eating fish tied to lower risk of colon polyps

Three servings of fish per week boosts inflammation-fighting omega 3s and might even reduce the risk of colon cancer.

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Frito-Lay chips not "all natural": lawsuit

The latest in food labeling woes: can a food claim to be all-natural if it's made from genetically modified plants?

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"Spam" linked to diabetes risk in Native Americans

Native Americans who eat the most spam--a food that's very common on reservations--are twice as likely to develop diabetes as those who don't.

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USDA sets guidelines for healthier school meals

New school lunch guidelines increase fruits and vegetables, but keep the pizza and french fries. Will it be enough?

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FDA clears more orange juice imports

The FDA has okayed orange juice imports from five countries after concerns about fungicide in the juice. Brazilian imports, which make up half of the U.S. orange juice supply, have not yet been cleared.

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