| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:21 AM
It’s a lesson many learned early in life: Drink your milk to build strong, healthy bones. Moms and dads recognize the importance of milk, which is rich in calcium and other nutrients, in their growing kids’ diet. Unfortunately, that message...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:39 PM
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”
—William Shakespeare, from his sonnet on shortcake
You’re skeptical? You doubt that Shakespeare would have expended his considerable...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - “I'll have chocolate milk,” my 9-year-old daughter said the other night at a restaurant as we celebrated her sister's birthday and the end of the school year.
My daughter nearly always opts for chocolate milk, even when fancy kids' fruit...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 11:08 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For Brendan Brazier it all started with a smoothie.
The former Ironman triathlete and ultra-marathon champion said he decided to change to a vegan diet as a high school athlete hoping to turn professional.
"I knew I had to improve,"...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Master Gardener Barb sends these thoughts about one of our toughest weeds, Chenopodium album: Every summer in my perennial beds, I wage battle against the annual weed known as common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album) , also called fat hen, white...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Warmer weather brings many sensual wonders: sounds of happy birds, warmth against our skin, and the scent of freshly turned over soil. Indeed, as I walked my dog through Emmaus this week, I caught a glimpse of one urban farmer after another. They were all...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 2:15 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older women shouldn't take vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent broken bones, and there's not enough evidence to say whether it would help anyone else either, says a U.S. government-backed panel.
Based on two reviews...
| Dec 19, 2012
Coffee is now good for you. According to a research study, it may help prevent Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's, stroke and dementia as well as help you live a little longer. But java lovers know this: Another study says that drinking three or more cups of...
| Dec 9, 2012
Melissa and Chris Erickson move around their Yorktown kitchen in easy harmony as they prepare dinner for their three children. She readies the pot roast while he demonstrates expert skill in mincing garlic and chopping vegetables. "This wouldn't have...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Getting plenty of calcium from foods has been shown to lower the likelihood of kidney stones in those most at risk, but a new study makes clear the benefit isn't just linked to milk products.
In a large new analysis, men and...