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Health, Wellness & Sports

America Battles Obesity, Dropping Five Million Pounds

Dr. Ian Smith's 50 Million Pound Challenge is a call-to-action for all Americans to come together and help people take control of their health by getting fit, losing excess weight and turning back the deadly toll of weight-related diseases that threaten nearly 50% of Americans.

Pistachios, a Smart Switch for Sugar-Packed Snacks

Reaching for that chocolate chip cookie? Think twice. The American Heart Association (AHA) just released the strictest guidelines ever for added sugars, recommending Americans limit their diet to 100 calories (6 teaspoons) for women and 150 calories (nine teaspoons) for men each day.

California Awards Grants for Research Projects in Nonembryonic Stem Cells

In a tacit acknowledgment that the promise of human embryonic stem cells is still far in the future, California's stem cell research program on Wednesday awarded grants intended to develop therapies using mainly other, less controversial cells.

Fitness and Intuition

David M. Zappasodi holds a BS in Exercise Physiology, is a N.A.S.M. Certified Personal Trainer, and is a Certified Metabolic Typing Practitioner.

Priority Groups Allow Others More Time to Decide on H1N1 Vaccine

Initially, if you are not one of the five priority groups designated by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), you have a little more time to make your decision. Eventually they expect to have enough vaccines for everyone, but for now, supplies are limited.

Kawasaki Disease Gala Loads Stage With Hollywood Stars

Proceeds from the event will directly benefit Kawasaki Disease Research with hopes to fund an endowed Chair at the University of California, San Diego for KD programs committed to discovering the cause of this child illness