Before leaders can help their employees, they must discover and embrace their own inner genius, says Bob Rothman, co-chief operating officer at Gap International. The truth is that everyone is truly great at something, Rothman says, and acknowledging their gift in one area can help them improve in others.
Mayo Clinic registered dietitian Jennifer Nelson writes that portion sizes have steadily increased, and she cites CDC data that show an average restaurant meal now is four times the size it was in the 1950s. Average weights for men and women have increased, and Nelson questions whether restaurants are responding to demand for larger portions or creating demand by offering them.
Investigators at Edinburgh University found proteins in urine that could be be used to diagnose stomach and pancreas cancer earlier, when they are more treatable. The study in the journal Proteomics-Clinical Applications found most advanced cancer patients tested had two specific proteins in their urine that those without cancer did not have, and further research will evaluate whether people with early stages of the cancers also have them.
An Ohio mom whose 10-year-old son has eosinophilic esophagitis, which can be triggered by eating certain foods, created a four-minute video about the autoimmune disease and its effects. She says parents and teachers often ask what foods her son, Ryan, can eat and the video answers some of those questions.
A man who has lived with celiac disease for a decade said his diagnosis was a relief and allowed him to take charge of his diet and his treatment. He made his home kitchen gluten-free but said he still faces challenges looking through restaurant menus to find out if dishes include gluten. He is also eager to see the FDA make mandatory the labeling of products gluten-free.