Life and Health

Interview with Robert Nathan: A Forever Question and Challenge

Summer 2009

A Forever Question and Challenge

Gina Stepp

In his semi-retirement from a long career focusing on outer space, scientist Robert Nathan is focusing on how humans can extend their life on earth.

Who Wants to Live Forever?

Summer 2009

Who Wants to Live Forever?

Martin Coates

Aging and death are part of life—or are they? Science is telling us that it may soon be possible to extend life indefinitely. But is that what we really want?

Navigating the Nutrition Facts Label

July 6, 2009

Navigating the Nutritional Facts Label

Regina Meyer

Part of the task of looking our best involves paying attention to what we eat. And learning about food and nutrition is the first step to healthy eating.

Swine Flu Pandemic

April 29, 2009

Swine Flu: Is A Pandemic Inevitable?

Alice Abler

The past few years have had their share of potential pandemic scares. But as those threats subside, apprehension of the next potentially deadly virus is upon us. 

Obesity: An Ounce of Prevention

November 12, 2008

Obesity: An Ounce of Prevention

Alice Abler

Both on an individual level and on a global level, the time to take care of soaring obesity rates is before they careen out of control.

A Lifetime of Healthy Weight

November 11, 2008

10 Steps for a Lifetime of Healthy Weight

Alice Abler

Obesity research shows that the best way to obtain and maintain a healthy weight is to change the way we think about food and activity.

November 4, 2008

Food for Thought: Omega-3 and Omega-6

Regina Meyer

For many years we have heard that fats are bad for us. In recent years science has discovered that dietary fats are not all equal, nor are they all bad.

Parents, Schools, and Children's Nutrition

September 1, 2008

Parents, Schools and Children’s Nutrition

Alice Abler

Prue Leith, international food expert and chair of the United Kingdom’s School Food Trust, discusses current health news and family relationships.

Obesity Epidemic Continues to Expand

August 11, 2008

Obesity Epidemic Continues to Expand

Alice Abler

The recent Call To Action by the Surgeon General was an attempt to spotlight obesity as a public health crisis. How important is a healthy weight?

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