Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘health’

Lake Nona YMCA Reopens its Newly Renovated Group Exercise Room

Lake Nona YMCA Reopens its Newly Renovated Group Exercise Room

YMCA in Lake Nona just announced on Facebook that they kicked off the grand re-opening of their newly renovated group exercise room last night. If you haven’t seen the changes, be sure to stop by and check it out.

Choosing MyPlate helps kids develop healthy eating habits

Choosing MyPlate helps kids develop healthy eating habits

Written by: Lloyd N. Werk, MD, MPH Parents often struggle when guiding their child to eat healthy nutritious meals and establishing healthy eating habits for children at an early age with balanced meals is important. Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) replaced their “food pyramid” model with MyPlate to make it easier to figure [...]

Nemours Report – Summer Sport Training for Your Young Star

Nemours Report – Summer Sport Training for Your Young Star

By: Kevin Neal, M.D. Summertime means long days and plenty of time to play outdoors. Many coaches also take advantage of this time to get their teams ready for the fall season. With some 30 million school-aged children taking part in organized sports, injuries are inevitable. In fact, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics [...]

What is good body fat? Lake Nona researcher hopes to unlock its secrets

What is good body fat? Lake Nona researcher hopes to unlock its secrets

These days it seems everyone is trying to get rid of fat, especially with swimsuit season approaching. But did you know that our bodies actually contain a good kind of fat that can help you lose weight? Biochemist Sheila Collins, the latest addition to the faculty at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona, [...]

Vaccine clinic for swine flu coming in December

Vaccine clinic for swine flu coming in December

Osceola County Health Department officials are gearing up to open a vaccine clinic in December and administer the H1N1 swine flu vaccine to residents. The department will begin to receive doses of the swine flu vaccine to administer to the general public by December and will then hold the vaccination clinic, where eligible residents will [...]

Planning a Move? Look for These 4 Features That Make a Healthy Neighborhood

Planning a Move? Look for These 4 Features That Make a Healthy Neighborhood

By January W. Payne (US News) Posted October 28, 2009 You’re planning to move, and you’re sure you’ve thought of everything: a good school system, affordable property taxes, a manageable commute. But what about your health? It turns out that where you live may have an impact on your risk of obesity and diabetes. A [...]

The doctor is in: ‘Everybody is talking about obesity’

The doctor is in: ‘Everybody is talking about obesity’

Dr. Steven Smith is finally getting some respect. Although the director of the new Florida Hospital-Burnham Clinical Research Institute has gained a national reputation for his groundbreaking obesity and diabetes research, only in recent years has his field of study become recognized as a legitimate scientific discipline — and one of the top health concerns [...]