childhood overweight

December 24, 2022

Don’t let the holiday turkey make your family or friends sick

A case of food poisoning can ruin anyone’s holidays. So take care of your turkey to reduce your risk of foodborne illness. The American Dietetic Association offers […]
December 24, 2022

The Christmas Child Who changed the world

Christmas is a time of hope and blessings, a celebration of life and salvation. The Scriptures teach us that children are a blessing from God. It […]
December 23, 2022

Holidays are a great time to know and act on your family’s medical history

Whether you know a lot about your family health history or only a little, take time to talk to your family about their health histories this […]
December 23, 2022

A Christmas Story – Part 3

Two days ago, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This is the […]
December 22, 2022

How to prevent holiday depression and stress

This last week, I saw three patients in the office all suffering from holiday depression. One was a grandmother who had suffered the tragic loss of […]
December 22, 2022

A Christmas Story – Part 2

Yesterday, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons. You can read Part 1 here. This is the second of three parts. I hope […]
December 21, 2022

Keep diabetes in check during the holidays

For those of you who are diabetics, holiday parties, desserts, and buffets can throw your meal plan way off-track. Here are some tips from HealthDay News:
December 21, 2022

A Christmas Story – Part 1

My most popular books, at least based on sales and letters, are the Bryson City series. In the second book in this series, Bryson City Seasons, I […]
June 2, 2011

Family meals reduce risk of children being overweight

The CNN “Eatocracy” blog reports, “A study in the journal Pediatrics finds that children and adolescents who share meals with their families at least three times per […]
June 5, 2011

Kids who sleep less gain more weight

If kids get fewer hours of sleep, they may start packing on the pounds, researchers say in a new study. In fact, each additional hour of sleep […]
June 16, 2011

Burning the midnight oil may lead to weight gain

‘Night owls’ take in an average of 248 more calories per day, a recent study found. As such, folks who consistently stay up late may be […]
July 7, 2011

Life expectancy has fallen in hundreds of US counties

In my 2005 book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I published this the then shocking statement, “If we don’t get […]
July 24, 2011

Experts concerned about growing number of youth with type 2 diabetes

In a past blog I told you that “Type 2 diabetes (is) appearing more often in kids.” Now that story is worsening.
April 8, 2022

Want to boost the intelligence and cognitive ability of your overweight kid?

A new study is reporting that kids that are overweight or obese can get a signicant “brain boost” from exercise.