delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:56:36 +0000 Cooks’ Books: Go green — again and again Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:14:07 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate Many people think of greens as a side dish or a salad — and many don't think of them at all. Seth Meyers, the new NBC late-night talk show host and former "Saturday Night Live" cast member and writer, for instance, recently joked about a woman who found a very disturbing object in her restaurant kale salad.
"A kale salad?" he [...]]]>
Nutrition News: Enjoy the taste of eating right Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:46:43 +0000 By Charlyn Fargo Creators Syndicate One of those risks can be to try to make half your plate fruits and vegetables, one of the guidelines of USDA's "My Plate" and a way to add color, flavor and texture, along with vitamins, minerals and fiber. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables your daily goal. [...]]]> Health Watch: Beat the winter blues Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Shoveling snow, scraping windshields and running from the car to the office burns calories, but enough is enough. We can't take it anymore, winter! We're tired. We're cold. We want spring! But alas, it's only March.
Fortunately, there are effective strategies to help combat the winter blues:
On below-zero days, a couch, blanket and cranked thermostat are much more enticing than venturing outside to hit the gym. But here's the deal: exercise can help banish your winter [...]]]>
Senior Q&A: Talking about end-of-life issues Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:50:45 +0000 By Debbie Gitner and Linda Sullivan More Content Now A: You are very wise to have this discussion with your father before you are in a crisis. By knowing his wishes you can be his voice if he is unable to express his [...]]]> Spine & Sports: Why your diet doesn’t work Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:41:17 +0000 By Scott Gillman More Content Now All diet plans that restrict calories will lead to weight loss. In fact, a professor of nutrition at Kansas State University lost weight while only eating snack cakes. This is not a healthy or sustainable way to drop weight, but he proved his point.
Humans, [...]]]>
Dr. Jeff Hersh: Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:32:30 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now A: The perception of a ringing, clicking, buzzing or other sound in the absence of an external source of noise, whether the sound is continuous or intermittent, and whether it is perceived in one or both ears, is call tinnitus. Tinnitus is actually a symptom, not a disease; there are many possible underlying causes, but in many cases, the cause is not identified. Tinnitus is extremely common; estimates are that it affects more than 50 [...]]]> Dr. Murray Feingold: Stethoscopes reveal dark side Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:10:55 +0000 Young doctors proudly have their stethoscope gently peaking out of the pocket of their white coats, signifying that they are now physicians.
The stethoscope was invented in 1816 by Rene Laennec in France. Its purpose was to improve the doctors ability to hear what was taking place in the body, mainly [...]]]>
Healthy Habits: Poison-proof your home Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:01:37 +0000 By Betsy Cross More Content Now More than 3 million calls were made to America's 56 Poison Control Centers in 2012. You might think that [...]]]> Dr. Jeff Hersh: Precautionary advice for travelers Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:39:33 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now A: Many things can be done to help ensure a traveler's health and safety. See your healthcare provider (HCP) well before your planned departure date.
Get evaluated to be sure you are in good enough health for your trip.
Your measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP), chicken pox, polio, flu and any other routine vaccinations your HCP recommends should be up to date.
Nutrition News: Leafy greens are nutrition rockstars Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:19:03 +0000 Creators Syndicate
We could pick a lot of food to fit this category, but when it comes to nutrition, leafy greens are rockstars, according to the latest issue of Food & Nutrition magazine.
Here's why — they top the charts in vitamins A, C and K, potassium and fiber with only 5 to 40 calories per cup. Cruciferous vegetables such as kale, collards and cabbages are natural defenders and recognized for their potential roles in cancer prevention. Kale, spinach and turnip [...]]]>
Health Watch: Plank like a pro Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Have you ever tried planking on top of a fridge? How about on a desk, a train or on top of a billboard sign? No? But you might have laughed at those crazy viral photos of planking in unique places. Although their form isn't quite up to par, these plank daredevils are onto something — a plank is truly one of the best core exercises ever. No need to do endless crunches or break out expensive equipment: planking is an easy, all-terrain, effective exercise.
Planking offers a [...]]]>
Dr. Murray Feingold: Don’t be alarmed by the numbers Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:59:31 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now But before you consider this information to be factual and reliable, it's important to determine how these figures were ascertained.
For example, the reason for the increase in the number of people being [...]]]>
HealthStyle: How to win the battle of the bulge Mon, 03 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By David Gannon More Content Now The risks of obesity and being overweight are many. It is the number one public health [...]]]> Cooks’ Books: No-frills diet advises to forget the fads Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:05:19 +0000 Creators Syndicate
"American Heart Association No-Fad Diet: A Personal Plan for Healthy Weight Loss" (Clarkson Potter)
Have you already tried the dozens of new diets that have emerged since the beginning of the year? Even if you're only on your first or second fad diet, it probably already feels like you've been down that road before. Millions have, with still only a less than 5 percent success rate for diets overall.
"The American Heart Association No-Fad Diet" [...]]]>
Nutrition News: Careful with gluten-free Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:11:14 +0000 By Charlyn Fargo Creators Syndicate Today, with an increasing number of people avoiding gluten (whether from medical necessity or dietary preference) there's a tremendous growth in the development of gluten-free products on the market.
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Health Watch: Learn from Olympians Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 We love the Olympics: heartwarming moments, gut-wrenching storylines and fearlessly dedicated athletes. Although you may not be training for an elite competition in the near future, all of us can learn from our Olympic heroes and walk away feeling like champs.
- Develop the discipline. No surprise, Olympians have discipline. They use systematic and diligent training as the bridge between goals and accomplishments. They commit to a clear goal, visualize themselves achieving [...]]]>
Physician Focus: Living with Crohn’s and colitis Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:37:03 +0000 By Dr. Andrew Warner More Content Now About 30,000 new cases are diagnosed every year, according to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Here are some basic facts about these diseases, which together affect about 1.4 million Americans. [...]]]> Dr. Jeff Hersh: What is acute lymphocytic leukemia? Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:26:50 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now A: Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) occurs when lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell (WBC) that is part of the body's immune system, develop a DNA defect that makes them multiply in an uncontrolled fashion, becoming cancerous; exposure to radiation, certain infections, certain genetic disorders and other conditions may cause the defect in some patients, but most cases occur with no identifiable cause.
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Over the Counter: The key to a healthy heart Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:42:10 +0000 By Steve Bernardi and Dr. Gary Kracoff More Content Now With an intricate anatomy that includes chambers, valves and vessels — the heart is the body's lifeline and its health is directly linked to the functioning of the body as a whole.
The key to a healthy heart begins with preventing the release [...]]]>
Dr. Murray Feingold: Is your glass half-empty or half-full? Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:44:33 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now Your personality plays a role. Usually, an optimist will say the glass is half-full, and a pessimist views the glass as half-empty.
More than likely, an individual who is depressed finds the glass half-empty and someone who is happy and full of joy visualizes the glass as half-full.
There also is reality. If you have experienced a difficult life, your glass will more likely [...]]]>