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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 38, 2019

October 19 - October 24, 2019

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Articles & Blogs

Food Rewards Backfire: What Parents Should Do Instead

by Leslie Schilling

“when we give children a reward of food, without realizing it, we teach them food is something to be earned.”


Dax Cowart, Who Suffered for Patients’ Rights, Dies at 71

by Daniel E. Slotnik

“he ...found a mission in trying to persuade doctors to demonstrate greater respect for their patients’ wishes.”


300 Pounds and Running, This Marathoner Celebrates Slow Athletes

by Ragen Chastain

“his club is a place where slow runners and walkers will feel supported, train and run races together, hold space at the back of the pack, and be at the finish line for each other.”


Blood pressure pills 'work better at bedtime'

by Michelle Roberts

“The results of this study show that patients who routinely take their anti-hypertensive medication at bedtime, as opposed to when they wake up, have better-controlled blood pressure and, most importantly, a significantly decreased risk of death or illness from heart and blood vessel problems.”Note: intentional weight loss is associated with higher blood pressure in the long run than having a more stable higher weight.


Eating disorders: Over-65s unable to access some clinics