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Celebs Rule Runway at Heart Truth Fashion Show
New York Fashion Week kicked off last night with an explosion of red dresses at the 11th annual Heart Truth Red Dress fashion show at Hammerstein Ballroom. Each year, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute sponsors the event, which includes a star-studded fashion show...
Chris Christie's Struggle and the Politics of Weight
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's weight is back in the spotlight this week. On Monday he joined in on the fat jokes with David Letterman, even munching on a doughnut; on Tuesday he seriously addressed his struggles at a press conference. The usually tough-talking 50-year-old Republican openly
Breastfeeding: Balancing Idealism With Realism
After nine months of pregnancy and no less than six parenting books, Vanessa Vancour was ready to raise a breastfed baby . "I thought, 'This will be this perfect. I'll breastfeed for a year or maybe more said Vancour, 27, who lives in Reno, Nev. Because breast milk is rich in nutrients that help
Surgeon General : 1 in 4 High School Seniors Smokes
Despite decades of anti-smoking education, one in four U.S. high school seniors still smokes . And three in four high school smokers continue to smoke as adults, according to a new report from the U.S. Surgeon General . "The addictive power of nicotine makes tobacco use much more than a passing
Hospitals Fail in Support of Breastfeeding, CDC Says
Medical Professionals Encouraged to Do More to Encourage New Moms to Breastfeed
Recipes That Fit the New MyPlate, Replacing the Classic Food Pyramid
First lady Michelle Obama, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today unveiled a new food icon to replace the familiar Food Pyramid called MyPlate . "The food pyramid has been described by many as difficult to understand and as the obesity rates would suggest,
No More Food Pyramid: Nutritional Icon Is Now a Plate
The food pyramid that represented a healthy diet for almost 20 years now gives way to a food plate, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today. First lady Michelle Obama, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack unveiled the new icon. It's called MyPlate ,
Surgeon General Pushes Breastfeeding
Americans Should be More Supportive of Breastfeeding, Surgeon General Says.
In Breastfeeding, What's Best?
Breastfeeding can be stressful. Even after learning to breastfeed, which is a challenge for many, new mothers struggle to keep it up for the recommended six months -- especially if they return to work. But a group of UK researchers are now questioning the guidelines on how long mothers should