Monday, 21 July 2014 16:29
Salvatore J. Giorgianni and Dr. Stephen M. Giorgianni
It's almost impossible to turn on the TV or open a newspaper (or website) without hearing about testosterone deficiency in men. We're barraged with information that ranges from scientifically correct concerns about a very real medical condition, to completely unsubstantiated claims about "miracle" supplements that promise to do everything from improving a man's mood and sex drive to giving him a body that would rival that of his favorite action hero. On the other hand, clinicians (and, in some cases, the FDA) are concerned about overuse of testosterone treatments, the effects of testosterone supplements on men and boys who don't have a testosterone problem, and the overall value and safety of these treatments.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 15:16
Nick Stumo-Langer, Undergraduate Research Fellow, The Minnesota 2020 Blog
If you haven't heard, the national 2010 legislation requiring schools to include more whole grains, vegetables and fruits at the cost of gradually reducing starch, sodium and calories is under attack by the big-food-corporation-funded School Nutrition Association.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 15:11
EarthTalk® E - The Environmental Magazine
Dear EarthTalk: I've heard that, above and beyond our bad eating and lifestyle habits, some chemicals in everyday products are contributing to the obesity problem. Can you explain? -- Alyssa Israel, Fairfield, CT
On Friday, July 18, 2014, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties will host Minnesota Commissioner of Health, Dr. Edward Ehlinger, who will address Minnesota's considerable health-related disparities and discuss strategies to reduce health inequities across the state.
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.