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Healthy Monday’s On “The Sidney Wood Show”

Today was the launch of “Healthy Monday” on the Sidney Wood Show. We had Reverend. Dr. Gerald L. Durley on discussing health as it relates to the physical, spiritual and mental state of individuals. Click the […]

WAOK-AM–04/07/2014

File photo of a rhesus monkey sitting in a tree. (credit: Laurence Mouton/Getty Images)

Study: Monkeys On Low Calorie Diet Live Longer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, knowing your body mass index, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, and getting regular physical activity are all actions you can take for yourself to combat obesity.

04/01/2014

Study says high protein diets put middle aged people at a four times greater risk of cancer. (Getty Images)

High Protein Diets Just As Bad As Cigarettes When It Comes To Cancer

Cancer risk for middle-aged men and women is four times greater than for those who ate a diet low in animal proteins.

03/05/2014

Those with meat-free diets were more likely to say they had a poorer quality of life.  (credit: Benoist Sébire/Getty Images)

Study: Vegetarians More Likely Than Meat-Eaters To Feel Unhealthy

Those with meat-free diets more likely to feel they had a poorer quality of life.

03/04/2014

Study suggests a child's risk for obesity starts much earlier than previously believed. (Getty Images)

Study: Child Obesity Risk Starts Before School Age

Researchers find that “weight fate” is set by age 5.

01/30/2014

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Best Healthy And Diet Books For The New Year

With New Year’s just around the corner, you’re ready to be fitter, trimmer, and healthier. These great books from Simon & Schuster will help you kick off 2014 the right way—and stick to your health resolutions this year.

12/20/2013

File photo of a person filling a cup with soda. (Photo Illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Study: Only Half Of Those Hoping To Lose Weight Are ‘Seriously Trying’ To Do So

A recent survey has found that approximately half of Americans want to lose weight – and only about a quarter of the same population are seriously trying to do anything about it.

11/30/2013

Health experts warn the so-called "cotton-ball diet" is dangerous and could lead to severe medical problems. (Getty Images)

‘Cotton-Ball Diet’ Rotten, Say Nutritionists

Health experts warn the so-called “cotton-ball diet” is dangerous and could lead to severe medical problems.

11/22/2013

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Hefty Holidays: American Indulgence In The Face Of A National Obesity Epidemic

Will our national concern with our weight and health ever affect or alter how we eat and act during the holiday season?

11/21/2013

File photo of chocolate, a common comfort food. (Photo by PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Comfort Food Could Worsen Mood

While buying unhealthier foods might save time, and consuming them may feel good in the moment, new research suggests that the practice could be emotionally detrimental in the long run.

03/19/2013

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