Category Archive: Nutrition

Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (And Not Overdo Protein Shakes)

Whether because of illness or inactivity, many seniors need to up their protein game to maintain strength and mobility.

New Contractor For Food Stamps Upsets Cart For Farmers Markets

If a popular app used by many farmers markets to process federal supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits is no longer offered next spring, consumers’ access to fresh produce may be stalled.

New Contractor For Food Stamps Upsets Cart For Farmers Markets

If a popular app used by many farmers markets to process federal supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits is no longer offered next spring, consumers’ access to fresh produce may be stalled.

Soda Industry Steals Page From Tobacco To Combat Taxes On Sugary Drinks

Voters in Oregon and Washington will decide whether to strip cities of the ability to tax sugary drinks.

Readers And Tweeters Revisit Surgery Centers, Think Twice About Single-Payer

Kaiser Health News gives readers a chance to comment on a recent batch of stories.

What parenting has taught me about doctoring

Last year, my high school aged son took an interest in healthy eating. He began examining nutrition labels and scrutinizing the foods that we routinely keep around the house and came up with a list of criticisms and suggestions — some well-founded, and others a bit extreme. At first, my wife and I were quick […]

What parenting has taught me about doctoring

Last year, my high school aged son took an interest in healthy eating. He began examining nutrition labels and scrutinizing the foods that we routinely keep around the house and came up with a list of criticisms and suggestions — some well-founded, and others a bit extreme. At first, my wife and I were quick […]

The problem with first-person reporting of unproven interventions

Houston Chronicle reporter Craig Hlavaty recently treated readers to a first-person account of getting an intravenous (IV) vitamin infusion inside a van parked outside his house. The article, “Feeling the drip, drip, drip of the mobile IV craze,” related how a needle was inserted into his arm, “just where a tattooed lightning bolt strikes.” Hlavaty extolled the […]

For Many College Students, Hunger Can ‘Make It Hard To Focus In Class’

With rising college costs, up to half of college students’ finances are stretched so tight they report that they were either not getting enough to eat or were worried about it, studies find.

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Drug Prices And Unicorns

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico, and Erin Mershon of STAT News discuss a series of health policy court decisions on everything from prescription drug discounts to soda taxes. Plus, Rovner, interviews health care futurist and consultant Jeff Goldsmith.

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