• 10 Ways to Prevent Childhood Obesity

    You have the power to prevent childhood obesity and teach your kids healthy habits.

    It may sound simple, but the key to preventing childhood obesity is to manage the amount of calories that go in and to increase the amount of calories that are used up…

  • Bipolar and Diabetes: The Unknown Connection

    When people think about bipolar disorder, they often think about how it affects the brain. But the truth is, it can change the body as well.

    Millions of people have bipolar disorder. One of its tell-tale signs is swinging between manic events and depressive…

  • Helping Your Kids Watch What They Eat

    In the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in teens, leaving many at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and cancer.

    Watch what you buy
    Easy steps, such as making…

  • Wait, THAT's Sugar, too?!

    High-intensity sweeteners are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they are food additives. Several years ago, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) received a bad name for being very unhealthy. Why? Researchers have found that it contributes…

  • It’s all fun and games until you hit 40. What changes happen to your body when middle age approaches?

    Dr. Robert Janowitz worked as a family medicine doctor for 38 years before joining Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a medical director. He has heard it all when it comes to patients worrying about their health and weight as they reach their 40’s.

  • The Battle of BMI

    Is Body Mass Index (BMI) the best way to tell if you are an ideal weight or even healthy? BMI is a measure of how much body fat you have. Using your weight and height to come up with a BMI number. With this number, you and your doctor can tell if you…