Health News

Hike & Bike Trails Improve Neighborhood Fitness
Children from low-income households are at a higher risk for obesity, but one way communities can reduce this risk is to add high-quality trails to low-income neighborhoods.
Start Counting Calories Instead of Sheep
That midnight snack you're stealing while you're struggling to get back to sleep may satisfy late night hunger - but it may also be extra calories your body doesn't need.
Weight Loss Program Shows Promise
The obesity epidemic especially afflicts low-income people - who are also less likely to receive good health care. But at least one experimental program offers some positive results.
The Best Treatments for Anorexia
If you’ve ever suffered from an eating disorder, you know how confusing it can be to find the right treatment for you.  When there are so many treatment options to choose from, matching the right one to your needs is essential.  
When Men Binge
Television, movies and media would all have you believe that eating disorders such as binge eating, anorexia and over exercising only affect women.  New research shows that more men binge eat than previously reported.
What Comes First: Weight Loss or Weight Gain
Most of us associate eating disorders with an unhealthy drop in weight.  But new research suggests that eating disorders may actually cause a new height in weight gain. 
Overweight Elders Live Longer? Perhaps
We all know that excessive weight is adverse to our health.  Many times, obesity limits our quality of life and increases our chances of an early death.  But this may not be the case for seniors over the age of 85.
Anorexia Sees No Age, Color, or Gender
Many people believe that anorexia and bulimia are disorders most apparent amongst white teenage girls, yet a recent report demonstrates that they’re increasingly affecting minorities, children, and boys.
Gluten Free: Not All it’s Cracked up to be
Many of us have been told that it’s important to watch our diets and exercise if we want to live a better, longer life.  In the case of women with celiac disease, it’s often times their only option.
We all Scream for Ice Cream
Suspicions have been confirmed: ice cream is addictive! Well, maybe not. But highly rewarding foods such as ice cream and chocolate stimulate the brain and cause addictive-like neural changes.