Cindy Leitz

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Does the AMA's Declaration That Obesity Is a Disease Offer Us a New Excuse To Be Fat?

Have you heard the latest news regarding obesity? According to <i>USA Today</i>, the American Medical Association (our nation's largest physicians' organization) recently decided to recognize obesity as a disease -- one that requires a range of medical treatments as well as prevention. <i>USA Today</i> goes onto …

Exercise Can Turn 'Bad' Fat Into 'Good' Brown Fat

Even if you aren't seeing results on your bathroom scale, exercise <i>is</i> making a difference in your health by turning "bad" fat into "good" fat, according to new research.<p>Studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association showed that both mice <i>and</i> men have beneficial …

Genetic Testing

About 21 years ago, on May 23, 1992, my mommy died from colon cancer at the age of 38. I was 7 and my brothers were 5. In November of 1990, she had an improperly-performed colonoscopy. Her cancer was not detected until three months before she died. Her cancer quickly spread throughout her body, …

Cancer

Don't Fear Your Mother-in-Law

It's that time of the year again. We're in the throes of wedding season and inevitably I see lots of in-law related issues either before or shortly after marriage. One of the most common issues is from the wife who feels that the mother-in-law gets between her and her husband. Often the wife feels …

Relationships

Self-Disciplined People Are Happier (and Not as Deprived as You Think)

It’s easy to think of the highly self-disciplined as being miserable misers or uptight Puritans, but it turns out that exerting self-control can make …