Walking Proof

An exercise demonstrated that middle-age, out-of-shape women who wore pedometers and were instructed to take at least 10,000 steps daily walked more than those who were told to take a 30-minute walk.

Posted by on 23 April 2005 | 9:58 pm

Fewer U.S. Deaths Linked to Obesity

A new government study has concluded that obesity causes about 112,000 deaths each year in the United States, far fewer than a previous, highly publicized estimate by another part of the same agency.

Posted by on 23 April 2005 | 9:58 pm

Doctors Are Warned on Fetus Care

The Bush administration issues guidelines advising physicians and hospitals that they are obligated to care for fetuses "born alive" naturally or in the process of an abortion.

Posted by on 23 April 2005 | 9:58 pm

Hospitals Services Performed Overseas

A movement toward greater use of telemedicine is widening the spectrum of care doctors can provide from afar and enabling more outsourcing of services overseas.

Posted by on 23 April 2005 | 9:58 pm

New Food Pyramid Unveiled

The federal government unveiled a makeover of this well-known icon that emphasizes eating a variety of food, including healthful fat, and underscores physical activity.

Posted by on 23 April 2005 | 9:58 pm

Establishing Proof

It took 15 years to discover the link between oxygen and blindness -- 15 years in which a mysterious disease haunted America's best hospitals.

Posted by on 23 April 2005 | 9:58 pm

Global Health Corps Proposed to Fight AIDS

The federal government should create a corps of AIDS specialists and deploy them in the hard-hit countries targeted by the Bush administration's five-year, $15-billion global AIDS program, according to a panel of experts.

Posted by on 23 April 2005 | 9:58 pm

How Far Off The Mark?

Eating healthfully can sometimes seem daunting."Who are they kidding?" a Lean Plate Club member from Frostburg, Md., complained in an e-mail soon after the latest U.S. Dietary Guidelines were released in January. "Two cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables [daily]!"

Posted by on 23 April 2005 | 9:58 pm