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The Checkup: March 14, 2010 - March 20, 2010

Is that Right? Movie-theaters should offer healthful snack options?

Let's dish about movie theater food. (Big stock photo) Earlier this week, Sony Pictures head Michael Lynton exhorted movie theaters to add healthful snack options to the fare offered at their concession stands. Lynton made clear that he didn't want theaters to stop selling the standard soda, candy and buttery-flavored...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 19, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Is That Right? , Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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An upbeat MS update

While everyone else is rooting for their favorites on American Idol (Go, Katie Stevens!), I'll be voting in another competition. Will I pick Jennifer from Rochester, New York? Or will it be Mark from Chandler, Arizona, or maybe Carlyn from San Diego? As part of its ongoing campaign to raise...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 18, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Multiple Sclerosis , Neurological disorders  
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You get weighed at the doctor's office. Then what?

It's one of the worst parts of any routine visit to the doctor's office: You take off your shoes and stand on the scale, usually out in a hallway, and wait for the bad news. (If you're like me, you always figure your clothes weigh at least 10 pounds, right?)...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 17, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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"Eating for two"? Think again.

How much weight should a woman gain during pregnancy? For many women (including myself when I was first expecting 17 years ago), pregnancy becomes an excuse to pig out -- or at least to indulge cravings and soothe mood swings with treats. Lots of women gain more weight than they...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 16, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Motherhood , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity , Pregnancy , Women's Health  
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Coffee's clean bill of health

(James M. Thresher for The Washington Post) Coffee. Is there a more beautiful word in the English language? My beloved morning cuppa is even more beloved than usual today as I, like millions of other Americans, cope with the loss of an hour's sleep Saturday night/Sunday morning. It will...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 15, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Cancer , General Health , Nutrition and Fitness , Psychology  
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