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John Goodman: How I Lost 100 Lbs. – and Counting Print E-mail
Written by Liza Hamm, People Magazine   
Thursday, August 12, 2010 08:12 AM

John Goodman is no longer a couch potato.

John Goodman"I know it sounds sappy, but it was a waste," the 58-year-old actor tells PEOPLE. "It takes a lot of creative energy to sit on your ass and figure out what you're going to eat next ... I wanted to live life better."

Mission accomplished: The Treme actor has lost more than 100 lbs. thanks to his healthy new lifestyle. He quit drinking three years ago and hired Mackie Shilstone – a health coach who has trained many athletes including tennis player Serena Williams. Now Goodman has cut sugar from his diet and works out six days a week. "I'm breaking a sweat but I'm not going nuts," he says.

He is excited about the results though, says Shilstone. "He remembers what it feels like to be extremely heavy and it's something he doesn't want again."

Now, says Shilstone, "John is very agile. When I see him running I get out of the way! He can be a different type of actor now. He can take on athletic parts."

Before Goodman becomes an action hero, though, he needs to focus on getting a new wardrobe. "I just ordered some nice slacks," he says. "I finally got them and they're too big now."

For more on John Goodman and The Fitness Principle at East Jefferson General Hospital, click here.

How Effective is Your Doctor or Hospital? Print E-mail
Written by Keith Darcey   
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 09:06 AM

Here's How to Find Out

One of the positive trends in health care is the increasing awareness and availability of patient safety data. Over the last decade, federal and state governments have placed greater emphasis on collecting data about the outcomes patients have experienced in several key areas — and presenting the information to consumers. The Internet is a main vehicle for disseminating this data.

You Are What You Eat Print E-mail
Written by Katie Kidder Crosbie   
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 02:05 PM

If I had to write a nutritional guide based on what I've been taught in school, it would hardly fill a flier. Commercials, on the other hand, provide quite an education: They show that thin young people eat burgers and fries, middle-aged women love Lean Cuisine meals and men don't seem to care what they eat.

Induced hypothermia after cardiac arrest improves survival chances and neurological recovery Print E-mail
Written by Keith Darcey   
Monday, June 07, 2010 02:40 PM

Earlier this year, 41-year-old Lonnie Acosta was grocery shopping on what seemed to be a normal day. What happened while he was in the store was anything but normal. Acosta went into sudden cardiac arrest and needed extreme measures to save his life.

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