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From Powder to Corn: Terms for Snow Conditions

Liftopia | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

For skiers above a basic level of proficiency, snow conditions can affect a slope's difficulty more than the steepness. A steep chute with 6 inches of fresh powder may be less daunting than an intermediate trail with hard-packed snow.

Walmart's Solemn New Vow

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2013 | Business

* Head of ethical sourcing says there are system gaps * Wants to integrate closely with end of supply chain ...

WATCH: Surprising Reasons Behind Bad Breath, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

Dr. Nancy Snyderman, health expert, joined me on Mondays With Marlo to share some insight into why you or a loved one may be dealing with halitosis....

Is 'Brown Fat' The Next Big Thing In Weight Control?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

By all means, stay tuned to the smoke signals about brown fat. But I urge you to keep other irons in the fire.

Minding The Brain: Strategies To Stave Off Alzheimer's Disease

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There has been enormous attention of late to the grim and genuinely frightening problem of Alzheimer's disease. The problem is grim by its very nature -- there is little we contemplate with greater dread than the loss of our minds, our very selves.

Our Bodies: With Us Or Against Us?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Can we prevent weight gain and obesity? The answer is self-evident in our rear-view mirror.

Do Dogs Experience PTSD After Trauma?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As a society, we understand the need for a splint when a bone is broken. When "all" that is broken is one's composure or spirit, we often expect you to just get over yourself.

How Can Doctors Become Part Of The Obesity Solution?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

With a nod to my many colleagues who are genuinely expert in weight management counseling, and have long addressed it well -- and especially to those who taught me to do so -- I must acknowledge that the track record for the large majority of our clan is not pretty.

Pizza As A Vegetable? Thanks, But No Thanks!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Good health is perennially on the list of reasons any family has to be thankful, and food is among the most potent of influences on health. The differential effects of pizza and a mixed green salad on health don't change just because politicians play around with the lexicon.

Red Grape Compound May Mimic Diet In Obese Men, Study Says

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Based on a small, brief, but nonetheless profound and compelling study in the current issue of the highly regarded scientific journal, Cell Metabolism, I intend to start taking resveratrol.

Any Day But Food Day

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This is not about Food Day. This is about the other 364 days this year; the 365 days last year; and the 365 days next year. Why aren't THEY Food Day?

New Nutrition Guidelines: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A committee commissioned by the Institute of Medicine just released its report on front-of-pack nutrition guidance. The recommendations are good in that they may help prevent the food industry from doing bad. The recommendations are bad if they forestall the implementation of superior approaches. And the recommendations are downright ugly if...

Prostate Cancer Screening: More Trouble Than It's Worth?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Please stop asking whether or not men have prostate cancer by using this test, in other words, because it is tantamount to asking for trouble.

The Trauma of 9/11: Of Spirit, Cell, Distance And Time

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have yet to see the full toll of 9/11 among first responders, even 10 years out. All relevant resources should be made available to address the burden of illness shouldered by these brave souls who rushed toward the very thing most of us with just average courage would flee.

The Serious Health Benefits

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

My lab has completed two studies of walnuts -- our first study showed that adding walnuts to the daily diet of adults with Type 2 diabetes for two months significantly improved blood vessel health.

What's Our Beef With Michelle's Burger?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The First Lady is human, and to my knowledge, has never claimed to be otherwise. Maybe she was just having one of "those days," and needed lunch therapy.

Should Obese Children Be Taken From Parents?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.13.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Adults are criminally liable if they give cigarettes, or alcohol, or illicit drugs to a child. But our society does not view giving a child a donut, or fries, or soda as abusive -- even if it occurs day after day.

Questioning The 'Guardians Of Science'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.31.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

So while I suppose I am indulging in some self-defense, I am far more concerned with defending science. Because the self-proclaimed guardians of science are denigrating it, every day.

6 Habits That Can Add Years To Your Life

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Steven Spielberg recently made his case for Super 8. In the spirit of less-is-more, I make mine for Super 6: the list of six factors most likely to add years to our lives, and life to our years.

Weight Loss and More, A World Away

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Some day, ideally, we will convert the world we live in to a place where eating well and being active are the norm for us all.

A New 'Weigh Forward' to Lose Weight, Find Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

People with common sense in fine working order routinely turn it off when it comes to weight loss hucksterism. The more outrageous the claims, the more irresistible they have tended to be.

Abortion, on Middle Ground

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

I confront the polarizing topic of abortion with equal measures of trepidation and resolve to state: I am emphatically pro-choice. And I am just as emphatically anti-abortion.

What Do We Really Know About Health?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Knowledge is not power. Where there's a will, there may or may not be a way. And fitness must be made to fit. Some truths are, indeed, self-evident -- others require a bit of cultivation.

When Medical Residents Don't Get Enough Sleep

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

As a frequent flier, I wince at every story of an inattentive air traffic controller. A parallel dilemma related to the working hours of medical residents is playing out at lower altitudes.

The Politics Of Sugar

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

If there are multiple contenders for the single nutrient that is public health enemy #1, the logical conclusion is that none is.