weight loss http://wrvo.org en This week: a mysterious illness and a story of dramatic weight loss http://wrvo.org/post/week-mysterious-illness-and-story-dramatic-weight-loss <p>This week, Dr. Leonard Weiner explains a mysterious polio-like illness affecting children in California.</p><p>Plus, Cristina Pope weighed nearly 250 pounds when she decided to get serious about losing weight. Within a year she shed more than 100 pounds by carefully watching her nutrition intake and working out regularly. Now, almost two years later, she's kept the weight off.</p><p>We'll share her secrets to success, which include exercising in a variety of ways and eating plenty of vegetables.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:22:43 +0000 HealthLink Staff 53047 at http://wrvo.org This week: a mysterious illness and a story of dramatic weight loss DietBet: How social media can lead to weight loss http://wrvo.org/post/dietbet-how-social-media-can-lead-weight-loss <p>Some people consider social media a waste of time. But what if social media could be used to motivate positive change in people? What if social media could inspire people to make healthier choices, and even lose weight?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.weightresearch.org/bio/bio_leahey.html">Dr. Tricia Leahey</a> discusses <a href="http://www.dietbetter.com/">DietBet</a>, a social networking website that challenges users to lose weight. Leahey is an assistant professor in research at Brown Medical School and the Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, and is also part of the <a href="http://www.dietbetter.com/social-dieting/advisors">DietBetter.com’s advisory team</a>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Leahey.</strong></p><p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Take Care 51528 at http://wrvo.org DietBet: How social media can lead to weight loss