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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.

10 Ways Your Computer is Killing You

Your computer may be your lifeline to all things work and social, but it can be hazardous to your health at the same time. From toxic dust to sperm health, your PC is more of a danger than you ever thought possible.

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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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Does sex ed keep girls from becoming teen moms?

States with comprehensive sexual education classes tend to have lower birth rates, but researchers believe that political, religious and social differences among states play more of a factor.

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Most women with cancer want a role in decisions

About two-thirds of women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer want to take part in making decisions about their treatment, but not all get their preference.

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Tiny electrical shocks to the brain enhance memory

A light shock to the brain helped study participants remember--a breakthrough that could have implications for Alzheimer's patients.

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Teen pregnancy, abortion rates at record low, study says

Birth and abortion rates among US teens are at their lowest since 1972. Though rates among all races have dropped, disparities still exist within some racial and ethnic groups.

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Common school program reduces signs of bullying

A frequently used school behavior program helps reduce the amount of bullying in elementary schools.

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Spanking kids can cause long-term harm: Canada study

Physical punishment, such as spanking, can cause long-term developmental issues, including aggression, depression and substance abuse, according to Canadian analysts.

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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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Breast cancer kills older women more often

Breast cancer is often considered more deadly among younger women, but a new study shows older women are actually more likely to die of the disease.

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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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Ovarian cancer screening popular despite guidelines

Do doctors do what's best when it comes to ovarian cancer screenings? Some researchers think they don't.

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Child abuse experts call for US campaign

After finding that abuse is a bigger threat to infant safety than SIDS, researchers call for a national campaign reminding parents that very young children can be easily injured.

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Many kids still exposed to secondhand smoke in cars

Smoking in a car creates concentrations of smoke similar to a very smoky bar. Yet, one-third of children surveyed said they recently rode in a car with someone smoking.

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Anxiety therapy doesn't work as well in elderly

Cognitive behavioral therapy was most effective at easing anxiety in older adults, but it did not work as well as it typically does in younger and middle-aged adults, according to a new study.

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