Author: Paul Hershberger

100% Fruit Juice

by Volume 15, Number 8 The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has long been associated with increased risk for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other health problems. Because of this, many persons in the population assumed that “diet” beverages were…

Green Space

by Volume 15, Number 7 Many factors affect health outcomes, defined as both the quality and length of life. A widely cited model used by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in their…

Park It

by Volume 15, Number 5 Anecdotally, most people would say that going to a park is typically a pleasant experience. The fact that urban areas continue to prioritize having green spaces with trees and other vegetation, even in locations where…

Sugar

by Volume 15, Number 4 The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “sweet tooth” as “a craving or fondness for sweet food.” Many people, including me, would acknowledge having a strong affinity for sugary foods. Is sugar an addictive substance? In a recent…