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The stiletto workout: Preventing and treating pain from high heels

High heels, kitten heels and platform heels. No matter the shape, heels are a common item in many wardrobes.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 08:54am EDT

Tags: Lisa Reed, high heels, heels, workout, work out, tips

Social and mental health integration may help prevent, treat obesity in teens

High school health education classes that focus exclusively on topics of physical activity and nutrition may be a thing of the past. It turns out, integrating cognitive-behavioral components into health curricula makes for happier and healthier teens.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 07:40am EDT

Tags: Health education, NIH, Rachel Nania, high school, mental health

Healthy snacking: Plans, tips and ideas

When you do snack, it's important to do so smartly. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 01:54pm EDT

Tags: Kait Fortunato, snacks, snacking, health tips, food

Study finds accumulation of chemical compound from house furniture remains a health threat

They sit in our homes like beloved antiques from the disco era. But there is good reason to avoid those old foam-stuffed couches.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 09:36am EDT

Tags: PBDEs, flame retardant, chemicals, environmental health, paula wolfson, Ami Zota

8 tips for reducing muscle soreness

If you hit your back-to-workout routine just as the kids went back to school, chances are, you could be feeling a bit sore now. But don't let that hinder your progress. Here are eight ways you can reduce muscle soreness.

Monday - 09/23/2013, 09:53am EDT

Tags: Lisa Reed, Fitness, workout, muscle soreness

Maryland receives $6.4 million grant from HHS

Maryland has been awarded $6.4 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for expansion of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program -- one of only 13 states to receive a competitive grant.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 07:19am EDT

Tags: HHS, Department of Health and Human Services, grant, Maryland Department of Health, Capital News Service, Natalie Kornicks

Get through football season without gaining weight

It's football season. Here are some tips on how you can keep the touchdowns up and your weight down.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 05:54am EDT

Tags: football, diet, food, Lisa Reed, tips

Fitness tips: Get 1 hour of workout results in half the time

If you're pressed for time, but still want good results, there's good news: You don't have to spend several hours in the gym. You can actually achieve better cardiovascular and weight loss results in half the time with a combination of strength training and high-intensity interval training.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 08:37am EDT

Tags: Josef Brandenburg, Fitness, workout, high-intensity

Preventing childhood obesity starts at home

While the statistics of childhood obesity are frightening, parents have the power to reverse the trend. Playing an active role in your child's nutrition and fitness lifestyle can help them stay healthy and happy throughout their lives.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 08:42am EDT

Tags: Lisa Reed, obesity, childhood obesity, nutrition, exercise, tips

Keeping the cold away during the school year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says colds are the main reason why children miss school. In fact, 22 million school days are lost each year because of the common cold.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 04:49am EDT

Tags: CDC, cold, back-to-school, paula wolfson, cough

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