"Building Bone Vitality: A Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Bone Loss and Reverse Osteoporosis," a new book by Amy Lanou, UNC Asheville assistant professor of health and wellness, has been getting a lot of attention. In fact, on November 24, it landed in the widely respected Jane Brody health column in the New York Times. The article was one of the most emailed stories in the Times that day. The exposure also helped boost book sales. "Building Bone Vitality" jumped more than 1,000 spaces in Amazon.com sales rankings.
Questions about current health care reform will be addressed at the “Understanding Health Care Reform 2009” forum at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The intergenerational forum will provide information on health care legislation, the history of the current health care system and the effect of reform for citizens and health care providers. David Hurand, news director of WCQS-FM radio station, will moderate. The event is free and open to the public.
For years, doctors have told us to drink milk and take calcium supplements to improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis. The problem is they're wrong, according to Amy Lanou, UNC Asheville assistant professor of health and wellness.
For years, doctors and scientists have told the public to drink milk, eat dairy products and take calcium supplements to improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis. The problem is they're wrong, according to a new book co-authored by a UNC Asheville researcher.
UNC Asheville and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Foundation announced today a $3 million grant from the BCBSNC Foundation to support the University’s North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness. The three-year grant is the most substantial ever for the foundation's Healthy Active Communities focus area and one of the largest in the University's history.
Why does a child choose French fries over apple slices in the school cafeteria? Do elementary school students think exercise is important? How can parents determine if their children are a healthy weight?
The YMCA of Western North Carolina and UNC Asheville will host “YMCA Healthy Kids Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, on the UNC Asheville campus. Healthy Kids Day, the nation’s largest health day for children and families, will feature fun, engaging and creative activities to promote wellness and healthy living. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on the lawn in front of UNC Asheville’s Justice Center and will continue throughout the day. Events will be held at the main stage at UNC Asheville’s Karl Strauss Track and at other locations across campus. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville is offering help in the fight against childhood obesity with the fourth annual “Getting into Fitness Together” (GIFT), an eight-week program designed to help families increase levels of physical activity. The program, geared for children ages 6 to 12 and their families, features a variety of creative events, from scavenger hunts and aerobic Easter egg hunts to tag and water games, all designed to promote the enjoyment of active movement.