Weight Loss :: Unhealthy weight control and steroid use in teens

Participation in sports with real or perceived weight requirements, such as ballet, gymnastics and wrestling, is strongly associated with unhealthy weight control behaviors and steroid use in teens, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota.

Flu :: Governor Blagojevich announces pandemic flu preparedness guide for Illinois schools

Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today announced a new guide for Illinois schools that provides them the tools they need to proactively plan and prepare for a pandemic flu outbreak. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) jointly prepared the School Guidance During an Influenza Pandemic document.

U OF MN study shows Twin Cities residents get exercise through personal lifestyle activities

Twin Cities residents are getting the majority of their physical activity through personal lifestyle activities such as yardwork, cleaning, and leisure-time physical activities — such as walking, running or biking, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.