Kirsten Peters http://nwpr.org en Will Changes To FDA's New Food Labels Help Consumers Make Healthier Choices? http://nwpr.org/post/will-changes-fdas-new-food-labels-help-consumers-make-healthier-choices <p></p><p>While I have been dinking around for months, trying to lose five pounds, two of my friends have gotten serious about weight loss. Each of them is down 50 pounds.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Peters 45674 at http://nwpr.org Will Changes To FDA's New Food Labels Help Consumers Make Healthier Choices? A Brisk Walk Is Better Than A Stroll http://nwpr.org/post/brisk-walk-better-stroll <p></p><p>Nothing could be better—or healthier—than a walk through the countryside, right?&nbsp; Wrong.&nbsp; New research reveals that walking <em>briskly</em> could be better.&nbsp; "Rock Doc"&nbsp; Kirsten Peters explains.</p><p></p><p>My Labrador-mix from the pound, Buster Brown by name, loves to walk with me. On the weekends we often do a six-mile walk around town or along the Snake River where Buster can be off leash (as Mother Nature intends).</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 22:42:43 +0000 Kirsten Peters 45212 at http://nwpr.org A Brisk Walk Is Better Than A Stroll Rock Doc: The Longevity of Dogs http://nwpr.org/post/rock-doc-longevity-dogs <p></p><p></p><p>If you live in the U.S. there’s a 47% chance that you have a dog.&nbsp; That number goes up to 56% if you live in Canada. When your dog goes on a walk with you, snuggles up next to you on the couch or tilts her head at something you say the bond between you deepens.&nbsp; Here comes the heartbreaking aspect of having a dog.&nbsp; They just don’t live long enough.&nbsp; Dr. Kirsten &nbsp;Peters, the “Rock Doc” offers some insight into why.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:36:17 +0000 Kirsten Peters 35933 at http://nwpr.org Rock Doc: The Longevity of Dogs Talking with Fido http://nwpr.org/post/talking-fido <p>A Border Collie named Chaser understands far more words than the usual “sit,” “stay” and “down” that most of us teach our dogs. Trained by retired psychology Professor, Dr. John Pilley, Chaser has demonstrated comprehension of over 1,000 words.&nbsp; Whether your dog is a latent genius or not remains to be seen, but the subject of language acquisition in canines has sparked the curiosity of a number of people including Dr. Kirsten Peters, the Roc Doc.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:00:35 +0000 Kirsten Peters 30786 at http://nwpr.org Talking with Fido Rock Doc: The Bridge Fuel http://nwpr.org/post/rock-doc-bridge-fuel <p></p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 00:02:04 +0000 Kirsten Peters 24724 at http://nwpr.org Rock Doc: The Bridge Fuel Fetching for a Living http://nwpr.org/post/fetching-living <p>Border Collies are consistently named the most intelligent of all dogs. Is their intelligence simply a matter of nature, or is there some nurture involved as well?</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:43:46 +0000 Kirsten Peters 16651 at http://nwpr.org Fetching for a Living Swimming In The Olympics: What A Drag http://nwpr.org/post/swimming-olympics-what-drag <p><a href="http://news.wsu.edu/Pages/Publications.asp?Action=Detail&amp;PublicationID=32160&amp;PageID="><em>Republished from WSUNews</em></a></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding-bottom: 12px; line-height: 1.6em; color: rgb(38, 42, 45); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, san-serif; text-align: left; ">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:40:15 +0000 Kirsten Peters 11816 at http://nwpr.org Swimming In The Olympics: What A Drag Rock Doc: Take Your Best Shot http://nwpr.org/post/rock-doc-take-your-best-shot <p>With a good six weeks of winter left, flu vaccines are still in demand. While many see the benefits of vaccines, others are less sure. Dr. E. Kirsten Peters, the Rock Doc, weighs in on the efficacy and safety of a prominent feature of life in the 21st century. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 14:06:08 +0000 Kirsten Peters 2426 at http://nwpr.org Rock Doc: Take Your Best Shot