Sedentary Older Women Face Greater Risk of Premature Death

We all know that exercise is crucial to better health. For older women however, that can often be challenging, particularly during the winter. But getting up and moving around for even 10 minutes at a time, several times a day, has a positive effect on all-cause mortality, according to a new study in the American…

Health of Americans Ranks Worst Among High-Income Countries

Well, this sure is depressing. Amid all the news about more Americans gaining health insurance, the to-do over New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s war on super-sized sugary drinks, and efforts to provide healthier school lunches, there’s this: The U.S. ranks at or near the bottom in nine key areas of health: infant mortality and low […]

The Sweet Quotient

Are you one of the 6 million Americans that have Type 2 diabetes and don’t know it? Or are you part of the 57 million that are at high risk? Check your sugar quotient.