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2011 State-by-State Obesity Map Now Available

November 02, 2012 by Kathy Nellor

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released an obesity map detailing adult obesity prevalence for all U.S. states based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data from 2011. The map shows that in 2011, n...

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Tags:  obesity, medical costs, obesity map, prevalence

Eat Chocolate for Lower Blood Pressure?

September 25, 2012 by Kathy Nellor

Got high blood pressure? Try a Snickers Bar!Okay, I'm exaggerating a bit, alright maybe a lot...not to mention it's the wrong type of chocolate! German researchers report, the health benefits of dark chocolate may include lowering high blood pressure...

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Tags:  chocolate, blood pressure, heart health, dark chocolate