November 20, 2018
   
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Call it trickle-down health: A father's fitness level before conception can make a big difference in his children's weight and metabolism. >
Spending more time looking at others' online lives than connecting with people face-to-face can leave you depressed and lonely. >
Emotional and behavior problems go up as kids' screen time increases. >
Being overweight or obese doesn't just affect individual health. It weighs down economies. The medical and related costs of caring for an increasingly overweight population in the U.S. come to over $1.7 trillion -- nearly 10% of the country's GDP. The costs for diabetes, heart problems, medications, physical therapy and doctor visits add up. Lost productivity is another enormous cost, as obese workers and caregivers miss work. >

My 18 month-old son didn't breathe at birth and has severe brain damage and long seizures. He gets all nutrition through a g-tube. Is it ethical to stop his g-tube feeds? More >

Creative people have developed habits that nurture their talents. You can use them, too.  More >

The AAP says girls need to know emergency contraception is an option when birth control fails.  >

Did you change your health insurer this year?
A. Yes, I needed better coverage
B. Yes, it had become too expensive
C. Yes, I changed my employer
D. No
E. Not sure
A physical therapist shows how poor body alignment is behind most injury and teaches you the safe way to do many daily tasks. More >

How often should you get your blood pressure checked?
A. Once a month.
B. Once a year.
C. It depends on your last blood pressure measurement.

The American Heart Association has come up with a good way to spend your time when you're stuck at the airport: Learn how to save a life. >
Go easy on the stuffing: Eating fewer carbohydrates helps the body burn calories, keeps weight off. >
Programs designed to promote employee health can backfire. But not if they're designed properly. >
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