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What if we all just stopped trying to lose weight? (video)

By focusing on weight, we may be missing the broader picture of what it means to be healthy. Brian Mattson is not the picture of health. Few would look at him and say: "There's a healthy fellow." But that's a shame, because Mattson is a pretty healthy guy.

May 22, 2014 — Patrick Mustain
Coffee on the run

Coffee on the run

Recently I've talked with several long distance runners --­­ think half-marathon or marathon -- and have been surprised to hear how many down a mug of coffee before they race.

February 28, 2014 — Julianne Wyrick

For Diabetics, Healthy Habits Trump Medicine

Against the backdrop of a government shutdown precipitated by healthcare issues and the rollout of the insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act, a conference called Diabetes + Innovation 2013 took place in Washington, D.C.

October 24, 2013 — Milly Dawson

Why Do You Exercise?

  Exercise has always been something of an afterthought for me. Books, not sports, were my passion growing up. But I've also always enjoyed travel, exploring both cities and natural wonders.

July 30, 2013 — Christine Gorman
Lifestyle Choices Could Affect Gene Sequences That Code for Cancer

Lifestyle Choices Could Affect Gene Sequences That Code for Cancer

It's no secret that diet and exercise can directly impact our health. But for many people, genetic predisposition to disease - be it hypertension or diabetes or cancer - is often perceived as a risk that is out of their hands.

October 15, 2014 — Lawrence D. Wagman & Sandra M. Brown
Biased But Necessary: Single Case Studies

Biased But Necessary: Single Case Studies

Like a kid who skips the copyright information that precede iPad games, I go straight to the clinical cases in the New England Journal of Medicine whenever I get my hands on a copy.

October 30, 2013 — Kathleen Raven

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