Big Personal Trainers Go Viral on TikTok

Growing up as the fat kid in her Long Island neighborhood, 36-year-old Morit Summers hated who she saw in the mirror. She weighed over 200 pounds, and doctors forced her on fad diets and weight-loss surgeries. It only made her feel worse. Then, when she was 14, her family hired a personal trainer who worked … Read more

5 Fitness and Nutrition Tips That Really Work

Every now and then we see or hear about something that just seems like a no-brainer, advice that just seems to “go against the grain.” In other words, ideas that are difficult to accept because they seem to represent the opposite of what we believe to be true. There’s no shortage of such happenings in … Read more

Wisconsin students face increasing mental health challenges

This story discusses suicide data. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) WISCONSIN — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction says new data suggests Wisconsin students “face significant mental and emotional challenges.” Wisconsin students report significant mental health challenges consistent with less … Read more

High-income black mothers and their newborns have poorer health outcomes than their less affluent white peers. So what’s going on?

Parental income and race appear to play a significant role in infant mortality. That’s the conclusion of a research paper released this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Cambridge, Mass.-based nonprofit organization. The study, titled “Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health,” summarized data from California birth records from 2007 to 2016. The … Read more

City’s mental health plan lacks ‘clarity’

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams expressed concern about the city’s plan to involuntarily hospitalize more people with severe, untreated mental illness in an interview Wednesday, criticizing its “lack of clarity” and reliance on the NYPD. A directive issued by Adams on Tuesday would allow city-led “intervention teams” to remove people experiencing severe mental health crises from … Read more

Yale University sued over student mental health policy

HARTFORD, Connecticut — Yale University is accused in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday of discriminating against students with mental disabilities, including pressuring some to withdraw from the prestigious institution and then placing “unreasonable burdens” on those seeking reinstatement . The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut on behalf of current and former students, … Read more

North Carolina health agency appeals disability services decision

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina government is appealing a trial judge’s order that requires many more community services by certain dates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who otherwise live in institutions, the state’s top health official said Wednesday. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Cody Kinsley said the formal challenge … Read more

The Polk County Health Care Initiative seeks to close the gap

ORLANDO, Fla. — A new initiative is slated to pour millions of dollars into Polk County’s health care system. what you should Know Christina Lively’s son, Connor, was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with bills. Click here to learn more Polk County is investing in … Read more

The biggest risks of using fitness trackers for health monitoring

Fitness trackers that help monitor sleep quality, heart rate and other vital signs are a popular way to help Americans improve their health and well-being. There are many types of trackers on the market, including those from well-known brands such as Apple, Fitbit, Garmin and Oura. While these devices are becoming more popular — and … Read more

Drug slows Alzheimer’s, but can it make a real difference?

An experimental Alzheimer’s drug modestly slowed the inevitable deterioration of the brain disease, researchers reported Tuesday — but it remains unclear how much it could change people’s lives. what you should Know New data shows that an experimental Alzheimer’s drug modestly slows the inevitable deterioration of the brain disease The next question is how much … Read more