ARCHIVE: February 2017

Is stress making you fat?

As if chronic stress isn’t bad enough, it may also widen your waistline, says a new study in the journal Obesity. People with long term stress may be more likely to be obese, new study finds....

Does my child have a broken bone? Here’s how to tell.

Your child is climbing around on the monkey bars or on some elaborate piece of modern playground equipment. The kid slips and falls, plummeting to the ground with enough force to concern you....

Looking down at cell phones can lead to text neck

Talk about a pain in the neck. For hours every day, we stare down at our cell phones, texting, reading incoming messages, Googling, gawking at videos. Do it long enough, and we become members...

Study raises new questions about mammogram test accuracy

Women who receive a false-positive reading on a mammogram are more likely to delay or skip them in the future. Researchers say that these women could be at risk for late diagnosis if they get breast...

25 years of teaching kids about health and safety

A 25 year partnership between MORE HEALTH and Tampa General Hospital has taught over 3.5 million students health and safety lessons. See a group of 50 fourth and fifth graders from Florida...

New poll: Most Americans recognize that vaccines save lives

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe vaccines are safe, and 82 percent say healthy kids should be required to be vaccinated for measles, mumps, and rubella in order to attend school,...

Football food – yes, football food – that’s festive AND healthy

There are all kinds of decisions to be made before the Super Bowl: Which team will you root for? Who’s coming to your party? How many over-the-top ads will you watch? But here’s one you don’t have...

Don’t give up yet: five secrets for keeping those New Year’s...

We’re a month into the New Year, the time when we turn a page, cultivate new interests and adopt a good habit. So how many of those well intended resolutions have you actually kept? If you’re like...