PCORI-Funded Research Seeks to Address Weight Problems

by Cathy Gurgol, MS, and Katie Lewis, MPH A common New Year’s resolution is to live a healthier life. Eat better, exercise more, and lose weight. January 19–23 is Healthy Weight Week. We mark it by sharing some research that focuses on fighting obesity. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute...



Get Your Kids off the Couch without Leaving Your Home

School breaks and spare time shouldn’t be spent wasted on TV, computer, and video games.  Kids can easily make-up reasons not to go outside such as the weather being too cold or too hot, not finding the activity fun, or not being into sports, but these shouldn’t be a...



Family and Weight-loss

Battling the disease of obesity is often a difficult task. Often times, individuals find themselves not only battling their own issues with weight, but also trying to contend with advice from loved ones. In this blog entry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Domenica Rubino, MD, on the topic...



Outdoor Activities to Keep Kids Active

Engaging in regular physical activity completes the equation in fighting obesity and overweight. Ideally, children should be engaged to a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity each day. Getting active should be a good mixture of outdoor and indoor activities and parents play an important role in...



The Importance of Staying Active in Fighting Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has been prevalent throughout the years as eating habits shift. Despite efforts targeting the problem, experts argue that though most initiatives offer ways to curb obesity and overweight, it doesn’t prevent it sustainably or address it entirely. The National Health Center for Health Statistics revealed that the...




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