Good News, Bad News,
Obesity Studies Find

A number of studies are offering mixed messages about obesity. First the good news: Adult Obesity Growth Rates Stalling The Centers for Disease Control are reporting that women’s obesity rates Continue Reading →

Decline in Pleasure Reading Hurts
Americans, New NEA Study Finds

It recently dawned on me that two young children, hectic work schedules and my blog had eaten deeply into my fiction-reading habits. With Young Adult fantasy novels filling up our Continue Reading →

Schools Becoming More Health
Conscious, Major Study Finds

America’s schools have been responding to growing concern about childhood obesity by reducing junk, improving food offerings and requiring increased physical education, reports The New York Times. (I presume the Continue Reading →

Schools Becoming More Health
Conscious, Major Study Finds

America’s schools have been responding to growing concern about childhood obesity by reducing junk, improving food offerings and requiring increased physical education, reports The New York Times. (I presume the Continue Reading →

Generation Y’s Self-Love
Is Nothing to Brag About

nar•cis•sism inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity. Are today’s college kids more narcissistic than my generation? A San Diego State University psychologist says “yes” based on her report “Egos Continue Reading →

Let’s Clear the Air
About Freeways

Ah, it’s good to have escaped Southern California for the fresh, clean air of Chicago. What? Hey, stop laughing. Downtown Chicago smells like chocolate in the mornings thanks to this Continue Reading →

Let’s Clear the Air
About Freeways

Ah, it’s good to have escaped Southern California for the fresh, clean air of Chicago. What? Hey, stop laughing. Downtown Chicago smells like chocolate in the mornings thanks to this Continue Reading →

Circumcisions Cut Spread
Of HIV in Half, Studies Find

A few years ago, circumcision bashing became de rigueur, especially by Dr. Dean Edell, who calls the practice unethical, painful, dangerous and without medical benefit. If Edell doesn’t like circumcision, Continue Reading →