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The Life Out Loud: Bubbling Over With Good Health

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.23.2013 | Small Business
MeiMei Fox

A lifelong athlete, Steven Kessler always had appreciated the importance of honoring your body by eating whole foods and exercising. Then ten years ago, while working in sales for a natural vitamin company, he met a guy named Eric Schnell.

Declaring War Against Energy Drinks

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.08.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

I hope Governor Scott is watching this battle closely, as Florida's Department of Health needs to implement a strategy to educate parents and teens about the dangers of energy drinks.

Energy Drinks Marketing Sends Confusing Message

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

Energy drinks have been the subject of a heap of controversy recently. From claims of false advertising to disturbing news about deaths that followed ...

Rockstar Energy Drink targets beverage laws

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.26.2013 | Health News
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave LevinthalThe Center for Public IntegrityParty like a rockstar? Try lobby like a rockstar.Rockstar, Inc., maker of the eponymous beverage, has ...

LOOK: These Foods Aren't Always What You Think They Are

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

Europe may be up in arms about the horse meat scandal, but let's be honest: food mislabeling happens. And it happens a lot more often than we think. ...

Four Loko To Get Makeover After Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business

The Federal Trade Commission Tuesday announced new rules for the marketing of Four Loko malt beverages, which were in hot water last year amid a wave ...

Reduce, Rethink, Recharge

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 04.06.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

At the end of the day, choices are ours to make. Though there are worst things in life than energy drinks, it is better to be educated now than sorry later. And remember: The rush comes first, but the crash comes later.

What's Worse For Your Health?

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul There are times when the healthiest answer is just not an option. We ask the experts to help us pick the lesser of two evils. A...

Buzzed: Energy Drinks + Stimulants = PEDs of Choice?

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

Why are so many teens and young adults turning to stimulant drinks and drugs? Given that I run a busy pediatric practice and take care of patients up to age 21 (or so), I went straight to the source. I heard the same things repeatedly.

Energy Drink Maker Fights Damning Accusations

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Monster Beverage Corp sought to defend itself and its energy drinks on Friday from a federal report implicating the drinks in a r...

Lawsuit Claims Red Bull Uses Deceptive Marketing

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | Home

By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Red Bull, the popular energy drink whose slogan is "gives you wings," provides no more...

5-Hour Energy Accused Of False Advertising

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.03.2013 | Business

The energy “shot” that promises “no crash” may be heading for one itself. Living Essentials, the distributor of 5-Hour Energy, a high-selli...

Energy and Sports Drinks: An Unhealthy and Perhaps Deadly Combination for Children

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

As parents, we tell our children not to drink coffee since it might "stunt your growth," but we do not tell them not to drink these caffeine-loaded energy drinks since it might kill them. The risks and severity of the dangers of these drinks are not being recognized.

FDA: 5-Hour Energy Linked To 13 Deaths Since 2008

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

"What you don't know can't hurt you," goes the old saying. If those unknowns involve popular energy drinks, though, they could potentially be lethal. ...

Energy Drink Reported As Possible Factor In 13 Deaths, FDA Reports

Reuters | Posted 11.29.2012 | Home

Nov 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed on Wednesday the receipt of reports that another caffeine drink, 5-hour Energy, may...

Red Bull Launches 3 New Flavors

Posted 11.13.2012 | Home

Last month, Red Bull announced that it was changing its signature flavor for the first time with three Red Bull Editions. These new products, availabl...

All the News That's Fit -- for My Kids

Erin Mantz | Posted 12.31.2012 | Parents
Erin Mantz

When it comes to tackling many important topics I'm dying to discuss with my sons, now 7 and 11, news stories can get through to them in ways I can't. It brings my urgings to "Be Careful!" to life.

There May Be More Caffeine In That Energy Drink Than You Think

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living

By Martinne Geller Oct 25 (Reuters) - Energy drinks do not always divulge how much caffeine they contain, and when an amount is listed...

The Health Risks Of Energy Drinks

Posted 10.25.2012 | Healthy Living

By Beth Gilbert Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, M.D., M.P.H. Anais Fournier, a 14-year-old Maryland girl with a heart arrhythmia, drank t...

Monster Energy Drink Linked To 5 Deaths

Posted 10.22.2012 | Home

Last December, 14-year-old Maryland resident Anais Fournier died of "cardiac arrythmia due to caffeine toxicity" after drinking two 24-ounce cans of M...

5-Hour Energy and 30-Second Deceit

Nathan Risinger | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Nathan Risinger

Advertisers frequently trade on the implicit trust we have in medical professionals to sell products for their clients. For example, an advertisement promoting the consumption of 5-Hour Energy has recently been running on television.

Florida School District To Ban Energy Drinks

Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

The Manatee County School Board in Florida has voted unanimously to ban energy drinks in the district’s schools, WFMY News 2 reports. Teachers s...

Wisconsin High School Football Players Suspended After Consuming Energy Drink

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 07.12.2012 | Education

Ten Wisconsin high school football players were temporarily suspended after consuming an over-the-counter energy drink, The Chippewa Herald reports. ...

Starbucks Expanding Energy Drink Line

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home

Starbucks' latest drink line, Starbucks Refreshers, is set to hit the company's stores in the U.S. and Canada July 10 with locations worldwide to foll...

World's Most Expensive Billboard (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

A Dubai billboard for Skydive Dubai and Denver-based Go Fast energy products would cost $1.3 billion a month if it operated all the time, according to...