May 31 2010

Road trip: Ideas for the road


Illustration for Standard-Examiner, May 31, 2010

“Are we there yet?” may never turn into “We’re there already?” — but locals say that, with a little planning, the family road trip can be a rewarding experience.

Mar 8 2010

Hey, sleepyhead, get some shuteye

Hey, sleepyhead, get some shuteye

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, Monday, March 8, 2010

According to a large new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, only 8 percent of high school students get enough sleep on an average school night, which leads to depression, headaches, poor school performance and daytime drowsiness.

Oct 26 2009

HCG: Is it every dieter’s dream come true — or is it the impossible dream?

magic shot

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, October 26, 2009

Extreme weight loss without extreme exercise — and without feeling like you’re starving from an extreme reduction in food.

It’s every dieter’s dream, and it’s just what proponents of the HCG diet promise. Those opposed to the diet say it’s the impossible dream, and a waste of money.

Sep 14 2009

Time(less) controversy / Magazine article claims exercise isn’t necessary in a weight-loss program

yummy donut

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, September 14, 2009

That headline, appearing on the cover story inside Time magazine’s Aug. 17 edition, sent shock waves across health blogs and other social media.

John Cloud, the article’s author, took a look at the problem that can occur after a big workout — namely, that exercise stimulates hunger and leads to overeating. “Exercise, in other words, isn’t necessarily helping us lose weight. It may even be making it harder,” the article read.