Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Column Archive |  On Twitter: J Huget and MisFits  |  Fitness & Nutrition News  |  RSS Feeds RSS Feed

The Checkup: May 11, 2008 - May 17, 2008

Kids Say Specs Make Kids Look Smart

When I was shopping for new eyeglass frames recently, my 14-year-old daughter wanted a pair, too. Not that she needs glasses; her vision's perfect. But she thought the glasses looked really cool. How far we've come since I was 14, when glasses conferred instant nerd status on their wearers. (Of...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  May 16, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Family Health  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Do Plastics Cause Obesity, Too?

The evidence keeps mounting that chemicals may be playing a role in the obesity epidemic. The obesity epidemic? Isn't obesity caused by eating too much and not exercising enough? Well, yes. But a growing body of evidence suggests a role for some chemicals, including bisphenol A or BPA ....

By Rob Stein  |  May 15, 2008; 7:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Obesity  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Hooked on Hookahs

Parents of college students: Next time you check in on your kid, here's a question to add to your repertoire. After you've asked how her money's holding out, is she getting enough sleep, and how's that psych paper coming along, you might want to inquire "So, honey, have you by...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  May 14, 2008; 7:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Prevention  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Manners for MDs

Does your doctor have good manners? And how much does that matter to you? We depend on physicians to analyze our symptoms, make diagnoses and spell out treatment plans. It's nice when they can do all that with a well-developed bedside manner. At the very least, we expect them to...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  May 13, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Hospitals  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Breastfeeding Boosts Brainpower

Like many of her peers in the early 1960s (okay, it was 1960), my mom didn't even consider breastfeeding; for her (meaning, for me), it was bottles all the way. And I guess I turned out okay, brainpower-wise. But just think how smart I could have been if she'd nursed...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  May 12, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Family Health  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company