November 18, 2009 |
Poking around Google a few weeks back to see how various television reporters were playing the healthcare debate, I searched for "Candy Crowley." Back came the expected raft of citations: government stories, pieces from Election 2008, a link to Crowley's award-studded bio. There was a mention of her elegant obituary of Ted Kennedy. And this: "Candy Crowley Has Lost A Lot Of Weight." The blogosphere has been awash for months, I discovered, in other incisive speculation about CNN's senior political correspondent: She must have had a face-lift.
September 8, 2008 |
In a land where just staying alive is a challenge, Haider Kareem Said's problem might seem trivial. He's overweight. But that isn't a mere annoyance or something Said can fix with diet and exercise -- he's 5-foot-4 and weighs 495 pounds. So last month, Said had a band surgically strapped around his stomach, an operation relatively new to Iraq that is proving to be a godsend for people facing an unusual consequence of the war: obesity. For most of the last five years, sectarian violence has drastically altered Iraqis' lifestyles.
November 21, 2005
Re "Sasha Is Dead, but Why?" Column One, Nov. 18 I had to laugh -- although bitterly -- when I read how shocked parents were that their upper-middle-class, private-school, nanny-raised kids were huffing, choking themselves, smoking salvia (an Internet-traded drug not mentioned by your article) and a myriad of other activities aimed at getting high. Why? Because no one wants to see the big picture. How dare we adults chastise kids for wanting a quick fix to feeling good, when our whole lives revolve around making ourselves feel better?
January 20, 2008 |
Five months before dying of a rare form of stomach cancer, Sandra McNamara uncovered a devastating family legacy. Her illness was closely linked to a genetic mutation. She had it, and that meant her three sisters and their children might have it too. McNamara picked up the phone and started calling relatives in Chicago, Boston and Denver. You need to know: This cancer is hereditary, she said. Get tested. The disclosure threw the family into turmoil as relatives evaluated their choices, including whether to have their stomachs surgically removed as a preventive measure.
March 14, 2011 |
The human appetite is a fickle thing. It may come on strong if you walk by a hot dog stand but disappear if you spend too much time thinking about the ingredients. Comfort eaters may feel ravenous at the end of a bad day. And people who are bored with what they're eating may feel full (or at least fed up) after just a few bites. At a time when so many people are struggling with their weight, appetite has become a hot topic. Researchers work to understand its ebb and flow, and dieters look for ways to dial it back.
January 8, 2013 |
Al Roker went sans underpants in George W. Bush's White House - but it wasn't because he was feeling sexy on the job. Rather, the "Today" show weatherman had accidentally pooped his pants on his way in. He'd included the anecdote in his new book, "Never Goin' Back," released a week ago, and discussed it in an interview with Nancy Snyderman on Sunday's "Dateline. " By Tuesday, however, after the tale of his tail took on a life of its own, he found himself on "Today" discussing it again.