Lou Schuler

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Lou Schuler

Posted on: 08/05/04

The Case Against TV

Jane Brody’s New York Times health column makes the case against TV, and it’s a strong one. Two key graphs: “Studies have found that children who watch 10 or more hours of…… Read More

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Maybe It’s Not the Lawyers’ Fault

Hospital errors are the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., according to a new study. Key graphs: “The private study by HealthGrades, which publishes rankings of hospitals and doctors, estimates there…… Read More

Lou Schuler

Posted on: 08/03/04

Accept What You Don’t Want to Change

My linkmaster, Dave Lewis, sent this one along, about the trials and tribulations of the fat-acceptance movement. Key graph: “‘We’re living in the middle of a witch hunt and fat people are…… Read More

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Fat Attack!

Here’s one that caught me completely by surprise: Scientists have found an obesity virus that, for whatever reason, pulls fat out of the bloodstream and deposits it as body fat. The key…… Read More

Lou Schuler

Posted on: 08/02/04

Healthy = Wealthy?

We know that people with higher education levels and socioeconomic status tend to be healthier in general–exercising more, eating better, having less chronic disease. So here’s a chicken-and-egg question: Does regular exercise…… Read More

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Your Feet Can’t Read Price Tags

I started playing basketball with coworkers when I was 36, and almost immediately developed knee problems for the first time in my life. (Miraculously, the knee problems went away when I stopped…… Read More

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A Little Dab’ll Do Ya

This one caught me by surprise. According to Swedish researchers, one weekly bout of exercise reduced the risk of death in seniors by 40 percent. Even more surprising: During the 12-year study,…… Read More

Lou Schuler

Posted on: 08/01/04

Fast-Food Resignation

Fortune magazine has a cool story on how the $144 billion fast-food industry is coping with a suddenly diet-conscious public. (You can’t read the entire article online unless you’re a subscriber.) Among…… Read More

Lou Schuler

Posted on: 07/31/04

Horndogs, Tramps and Thieves

It’s been a while since I’ve rounded up some of the interesting health and fitness news, so here’s a quick trip around the Internet. First comes the news that people who get…… Read More

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