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.
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.