Some school district do what is known as surveillance, in which students are measured to identify how many are at risk for weight-related health problems but they remain anonymous. Other districts do screenings to track the weight of individual students and notify parents whose children are classified at an unhealthy weight.
A New York University study found that married couples were at a lower risk than single and divorced people for cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and obesity and were less likely to smoke.
The latest calculation means autism is more than twice as common as officials said it was just seven years go.
A panic button can be programmed to notify peers who are nearest the patient when the button is pushed. It also offers links to relaxation techniques to calm the patient while he or she waits for help.
Ryan Salmon and Warren Sharp plan May 31, 2014, wedding in Springfield.
Sitting in a tub of warm water can relieve pain during the early stages of labor, but actually giving birth under water has no proven benefit and may be risky, say recommendations for the nation's obstetricians.
Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes.
The idea of the study is to see whether there are health benefits from chocolate's ingredients minus the sugar and fat, said JoAnn Manson, preventive medicine chief at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
The information age embodies a cultural shift to which contemporary Christians must react, said Phyllis Tickle, author and lecturer on Christianity. What will result could be a transformation as game-changing as that of the Protestant Reformation.
Shannah Arner describes what inspires her to create watercolor art.
Wednesday marks the centuries-old tradition of Ash Wednesday, a holiday observed by Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and other churches. Ash Wednesday is named for the use of burned palm leaves saved from Palm Sunday the previous year.
Richard Stickann will be reading from his novel, "Hobbledehoy Boy," which explores the themes of adolescent awkwardness, Wednesday at the Yellow Dog Bookshop.
For ceramic artist Norleen Nosri, being selected to create artwork for the Percent For Art Program meant creating a sense of togetherness for Columbia. Norsi's teacup display of the cups and containers now sit in a glass case on the fourth floor of Columbia’s city hall.
Snack and soda makers that often are blamed for contributing to national obesity rates also provide educational courses for dietitians. The practice has raised ethical concerns from some who say it gives the food industry too much influence over dietitians.
True/False Film Fest's founders, David Wilson and Paul Sturtz, explore the middle ground between nonfiction and fiction storytelling in this year's festival.
When DreamCatcher moved out and downtown studio space opened up, Karis church turned to volunteers and fundraising to open an art gallery.
The changing health-related landscape might have contributed to the drop in preschool obesity, such as the decline in consumption of sugary drinks and programs that give access to fresh and affordable produce.
Hy-Vee walk-in clinics will be open seven days a week and treat members of the community for common illnesses and minor injuries.
Sen. Blunt spoke at the State Historical Society about his proposed bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to members of the Monuments Men.
If you don't have health insurance that meets a minimum standard, you could face a fine. What has your experience been getting coverage?