Mayo Clinic: BMI measurement may be missing 25 percent of children who could be considered obese
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 15:17
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Physicians using body mass index (BMI) to diagnose children as obese may be missing 25 percent of kids who have excess body fat despite a normal BMI, which can be a serious concern for long-term health, according to a Mayo Clinic study published online today in Pediatric Obesity.
Over-the-phone hearing test offered free through the end of June
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:14
Are Americans warming up to a free over-the-phone hearing test developed by Indiana University researchers and funded by a grant from NIH? Better yet, the test is being offered free through the end of June.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:45
Special to the NNPA from The Atlanta Voice
(Family Features) Do you often feel confused by the multitude of sensational nutrition studies in the media? When it comes to feeding your family, being able to break down the scientific research process to make informed nutrition choices is essential.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:40
Valesia Weeks, Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times
Let's face it ladies...in the summer, we are surrounded with holidays that "require" us to eat bar-b-que, potato salad, soda wada and the works! What does that mean? – more FAT to have to deal with because what do we do for the holiday?
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 16:00
Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer
Though the allergy season in the District area began late this spring, it has is already shaping into a particularly uncomfortable one. And if recent findings from the Landover, Md.-based Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America are any indication, things could become increasingly worse area residents.
My mother was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at the age of 53.
Unfortunately, she passed away from diabetes complications at 65 years of age. Of course this was because she did not take care of her blood sugars. Her A1C hovered around 10. It was so frustrating trying to help her. I remember traveling the full emotional scale as her caretaker, desperately trying to show her how to experience normal blood sugars.