Part of viewing art is interpreting the artist's intent, figuring out what the creator is trying to say. Because it can be so personal, is a physical form of expression, and allows communication of thoughts and feelings that might not be articulated otherwise, art makes for good therapy.
In recent years A.J. Jacobs has lived by George Washington's rules of conduct, outsourced his entire life of everyday tasks to Indian service representatives, posed as a woman on an online dating site and grown a long beard to adhere to Old Testament doctrine as part of a year of living biblically.
His latest quest: Getting fit.
On Thursday's Central Standard, we'll be joined by author A.J. Jacobs. He's going to tells us about his new book Drop Dead Healthy, where explores the latest cultural obsessions and trends in healthy living. He'll discuss this latest grueling experiments, as he literally strives to be healthy from head-to-toe.
Roy Scott loves music. He was 12 when he first started writing lyrics, 15 when he started to produce his own beats. He became part of the underground “gangster rap” subculture. This is when Scott became “Macc James,” a member of the Chop It Up Clicc. But as Scott got older with kids of his own, he realized the power and influence music can have on young people’s lives.
The world has reached a defining moment in the battle against HIV and AIDS. The battle cry coming from the just-completed 19th International Aids Conference : We now have the potential to end the epidemic.
Hospital food doesn't tend to conjure images of gourmet cuisine or down-home victuals. In fact, most people tend to turn up their nose at the very thought of the bland meals that hospitals are known for serving.
Magazines have long been a primary source for entertainment and news. But as KU assistant professor Crystal Lumpkins points out, magazines are also crucial in providing women with tips and awareness on health issues.
Tia Giles is pregnant, she’s also suffering from a mental illness and her husband Lance must make the difficult decision of committing her to a mental institution to save the baby, his wife and their marriage.
On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue its ruling in a case that determines the future of the Affordable Care Act.
The nine members of the U.S. Supreme Court. Bottom row (l-r), Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Top row: (l-r) Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito, Elana Kagan
Making the right medical choices is harder than ever. We are overwhelmed by information from all sides: doctors' recommendations, dissenting expert opinions, statistics, the advice of friends, and a never-ending stream of drug company ads.
The great thing about modern technology? We can easily and cheaply access data on just about anything 24/7. The down side? It’s being done in such great quantity and with such little regard for quality that it has led to "information obesity."
With each season comes exciting seasonal produce – but now what? On today's Central Standard, how to give your go-to recipes a spring makeover with seasonal ingredients including peas, garlic scapes & herbs, to name a few.
Truman Medical Center is on the front lines of health care in Kansas City. The safety-net hospital treated nearly 100,000 patients last year. But lately, hospital leaders have been trying to figure out ways to prevent people from getting sick and becoming patients in the first place. CEO John Bluford has been waging a wellness campaign, promoting better nutrition and battling junk food.
So what’s a McDonald's doing right inside a main hospital entrance?
NOTE: Audio is unavailable from today's show. We apologize for the technical difficulties.
Consumers are getting smarter about the food they eat. We know to check labels for the levels of sodium and saturated fat, and that "high fructose corn syrup" is still sugar. Most of us hit a wall though when it comes to ingredients such as malodextrin, flavonoids and silicon dioxide. What are these ingredients found in the foods we eat and drink?