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Holiday Horrors: Safety Tips to Help You Make it to New Year’s Day

2 minutes agoHealth / Weight Loss : CalorieLab

6,000 are injuried annually by plastic product packaging: These and more Christmas safety warnings from Robert S. Wieder. Holiday Horrors: Safety Tips to Help You Make it to New Year’s Day is a post from:

Institute of Medicine of Chicago Announces 2014 Fellows

The Institute of Medicine of Chicago has inducted its Fall 2014 Class of Fellows, a group of health care leaders from a variety of disciplines and organizations in the Chicago area. A total of 45 Fellows were inducted in 2014.

Parents' BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-Based, Community Obesity Intervention

Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in its health benefits. A new analysis shows an association between being exposed to the intervention as a parent and a modest decrease in body mass index (BMI) compared to parents in two similar control communities.

11 Topics to Avoid at a Holiday Dinner

5 minutes agoHealth / Weight Loss : CalorieLab

The topics you definitely want to avoid at a holiday dinner with extended family: Dr. J's Dangerous 11. 11 Topics to Avoid at a Holiday Dinner is a post from:

Loyola Implants 100th Patient with Less-Invasive Heart Valve

Loyola University Medical Center has implanted its 100th patient with a new artificial aortic heart valve that does not require open-heart surgery.

New FDA Calorie-Posting Rules Have Food Industry Wringing Its Hands

8 minutes agoHealth / Weight Loss : CalorieLab

Beginning in November of next year not only restaurants, but also vending machines and movie snack bars will have to discolose calorie figures. The various industries are not happy, says Robert S. Wieder. New FDA Calorie-Posting Rules Have Food Industry Wringing Its Hands is a post from:

Another NYPD controversy: The apparent beating of a 12-year-old

It happened outside a school. Cops were subduing some children. A guy believed to be a plainclothes cop came up and punched a 12-year-old black youngster. And yes, it all got captured on video.   Click here to read the story.

Michael Bednar, MD Elected to Board of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

- Loyola University Medical Center orthopaedic surgeon Michael S. Bednar, MD, FAAOS has been elected to the board of directors of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

Beets: Intensely Red, Intensely Healthy

11 minutes agoHealth / Weight Loss : CalorieLab

Colored vegetables are healthy, and there is no vegetable with more intense color than beets. Karen Collins gives the lowdown on beet nutrition and preparation. Beets: Intensely Red, Intensely Healthy is a post from:

Bill Cosby, Date Rape Drugs, and Sexual Assault

14 minutes agoHealth / Weight Loss : CalorieLab

In light of their prominence following the Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations, Dr. J does a rundown on the most common "date rape" drugs, the forms they come in, and their effects. Bill Cosby, Date Rape Drugs, and Sexual Assault is a post from:

Two New Hepatitis C Resources Support Expanding Provider Capacity

Two professional medical societies have recently launched initiatives to support a wider variety of health care providers in adapting to new roles and opportunities resulting from the rapidly evolving arena of hepatitis C (HCV) screening, diagnosis, and treatment. As the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan observes, providers at every level in the healthcare system can play...

The 2014 Liver Meeting – Report on Viral Hepatitis Coverage at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Meeting

Last month, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) annual meeting  (The Liver Meeting®) took place, convening nearly 10,000 physicians, surgeons, researchers, allied health professionals and advocates from around the world to discuss the natural history, prevention, and cure of liver diseases. Show More Summary

Moderate Exercise Can Cut Your Cold Risk in Half

17 minutes agoHealth / Weight Loss : CalorieLab

Moderate exercise cuts your cold risk in half, but intense exercise can increase it. Karen Collins on how physicial activity and viral infections interact. Moderate Exercise Can Cut Your Cold Risk in Half is a post from:

Turkey Truths: Fun Facts About Your Impending Entree

20 minutes agoHealth / Weight Loss : CalorieLab

Did you know that the Thanksgiving turkey has doubled in size since the 1930s, and can neither fly nor reproduce on its own? Those and more turkey trivia from Robert S. Wieder. Turkey Truths: Fun Facts About Your Impending Entree is a post from:

The Diet Derby: Comparing Atkins, Weight Watchers, Zone, and South Beach

23 minutes agoHealth / Weight Loss : CalorieLab

Dr. J looks at two research studies that evaluated other studies on the effectiveness of popular diets over time. His conclusion: Whatever diet you follow, within reason, will work if you can stick to it. The Diet Derby: Comparing Atkins, Weight Watchers, Zone, and South Beach is a post from:

Cap and Trade for Sugar Idea Gains Traction

25 minutes agoHealth / Weight Loss : CalorieLab

Can a tactic developed to combat climate change help fight society's addiction to sugar? Robert S. Wieder looks into it. Cap and Trade for Sugar Idea Gains Traction is a post from:

Cowardice in Hollywood

By ZEV CHAFETS The news is out. “The Interview” will not be coming to a Cineplex near you on Christmas Day. Sony, the studio that produced Seth Rogen’s $44 million comedy about the assassination North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has dropped it. Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal originally greenlighted this film. But as of today, she […]

Exercise Alone May Well be Useless for Weight Loss

29 minutes agoHealth / Weight Loss : CalorieLab

Dr. J looks over recent research and finds discouraging news about the efficacy of exercise for losing weight, but he encourages you to exercise nonetheless, and to also make other lifestyle changes such as eating less. Exercise Alone May Well be Useless for Weight Loss is a post from:

Fitness Friday: There’s A Lady Gaga-Inspired Cycling Studio In Soho, And This Is What It’s Like To Workout There

31 minutes agoHealth / Fitness : Blisstree: Move

Like waring a meat dress to an awards show, The Monster Cycle + Studio in Soho is weird. The Lady Gaga-inspired gym feels more like a club, or weird but cool art gallery, than a place to workout. More » Fitness Friday: There’s A Lady...Show More Summary

Navigating a Buffet Safely: Healthy Tactics

31 minutes agoHealth / Weight Loss : CalorieLab

Karen Collins offers a series of tips on how to avoid blowing your healthy diet at the buffet counter. Navigating a Buffet Safely: Healthy Tactics is a post from:

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