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Poverty and Health: Obesity, Stress, Disease

By at December 11, 2010 | 4:59 pm | 2 Comments

Poverty and Health: Obesity, Stress, Disease

Effects of Poverty on Health written by Haylie Watson “Less money means less nutritious food, less heat in winter, less fresh air in summer, less distance from sick people, less knowledge about illness or medicine, fewer doctor visits, fewer dental visits, less preventative care, and above all else, less first-quality medical attention when all these other more...

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Weight Loss Pills | Do They Work?

By at December 11, 2010 | 4:27 pm | 3 Comments

Weight Loss Pills | Do They Work?

Weight Loss Pills written by Matt Lamprecht Losing weight can be challenging, as well as very confusing.  People want to lose that extra ten or so pounds to fit into that bikini at the neighborhood pool.  The problem is that everyone does not want to wait almost a year to take off the pounds.  People today want to lose weight to look good, as well as to prevent more...

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F As In FAT: Report

By at December 4, 2010 | 3:12 pm | 0 Comment

F As In FAT: Report

In this F as in Fat report, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) finds that in the past year adult obesity rates increased in 28 states, while only the District of Columbia (D.C.) saw a decline. Nationally, two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of children and teens are currently obese or overweight. Since 1980, the number of obese adults has doubled. Since 1970, the more...

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Letter to the President: Childhood Obesity

By at December 4, 2010 | 2:44 pm | 0 Comment

Letter to the President: Childhood Obesity

Letter to the President  Dear Mr President, One out of every three children is now overweight or obese, a condition that places them at greater risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and cancer over the course of their lives.  This is not the future we want for our children, and it is a burden our health care system cannot bear.Nearly $150 billion per year more...

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Letter from Professor Jay

By at November 16, 2010 | 10:08 pm | 0 Comment

Letter from Professor Jay

Hey Professor Jay Here.    Nurse Kimberly and I created My Family Plate™ because we know there is a dire need for it. Summary of Problem:  With hectic schedules, limited budgets, and limited knowledge on basic nutrition and health, parents struggle to provide healthy meals and make physical activity time a daily routine for their more...

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