Across the country, nursing groups are advocating for legislation allowing them to practice without a doctor’s supervision. For years, nurses have worked under doctors in the exam room. Now, social workers, health policy experts and organizations like the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are joining to push for change…
We’re now a week into 2013 and many of you are well on your way to success with your New Year’s resolutions. One of, if not the most popular New Year’s resolutions is exercise. If you’re one of the millions of people who vowed to have exercise as part of your recipe for personal improvement in 2013, Health Talk has just the video for you!
William Roberts, M.D., professor of family medicine and community health, recommends you start slowly if making exercise your 2013 New Year’s resolution. Roberts strongly encourages taking up exercise, but says those new to the exercise routine should gradually increase activity over time, building up to 60 minutes of activity almost every day.
A new study published this month in the journal Appetite shows that parents who eat more family meals with their kids eat more fruits and veggies.
To learn more about the results, we talked with Jerica Berge, Ph.D., a University of Minnesota Medical School assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Berge is the lead author of the latest study, which is part of the larger, ongoing study Project EAT study examining the eating patterns of middle and high school students enrolled in Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts.