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  • 'Feeding tube diet' popular with bariatric doctors

    'Feeding tube diet' popular with bariatric doctors
    When the so-called "feeding tube diet" debuted in a Miami doctor's office two years ago, many saw it as a "crazy" gimmick sure to go the way of the ThighMaster. After all, how many people would pay $1,500 to walk around with a rubber hose up their...
  • Md. college campus police also getting military surplus gear

    Md. college campus police also getting military surplus gear
    Three campus police departments in Maryland now own surplus military gear including "riot type" shotguns, M16 assault rifles and an armored truck under a Defense Department program that's sparked new controversy this month. The items are part of more...
  • Female Athletes Urged To 'Pay Yourself First'

    Female Athletes Urged To 'Pay Yourself First'
    NEW HAVEN — Women's Business Development Council President Fran Pastore offered a new twist on the personal-finance adage "pay yourself first." Do the same with health and wellness, Pastore told a group of female athletes. "The busier you are,...
  • Southern Lehigh grad Del Priore a finalist for NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award

    Southern Lehigh graduate Jake Del Priore has been selected as one of 36 finalists for the 2014 National Football Foundation High School National Scholar-Athlete Awards. Del Priore, who holds most of the Spartans receiving records, was named the NFF...
  • A parent's conflicted feelings about summer break: Is it over yet -- or already?

    A parent's conflicted feelings about summer break: Is it over yet -- or already?
    I can't speak for all parents, but I think I speak for a bunch when I say we've reached the point in August dominated by frequent and feverish mood swings. Mine go like this: "For the love of all things holy would you please go back to school wait don't...
  • PTSD continues to afflict Vietnam veterans 40 years after the war

    PTSD continues to afflict Vietnam veterans 40 years after the war
    Four decades after the Vietnam War, 11% of its veterans still suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to new research suggesting that for some people it is a condition unlikely to ever go away. The findings, presented Friday at a meeting...
  • Decades of labor created grand design for house with two pianos

    Decades of labor created grand design for house with two pianos
    When Bill Sheppard plays "Traumerei," sweet chords fill his living room, and you understand instantly why he wanted to keep this grand piano with the golden sound. Made in 1917 by Mason & Hamlin, the mahogany instrument was a gift from Margaret Schreyer,...
  • Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids

    Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids
    One flame retardant is linked to cancer and was voluntarily taken out of children's pajamas in the 1970s after researchers discovered it mutated DNA. The other was touted as an eco-friendly chemical that would neither escape from household furniture nor...
  • Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias

    Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias
    Freshmen at colleges around the country for years have been assigned to read the same books as a way to bond at orientation and to encourage intellectual interactions rather than just social ones. But this year, some of the reading selections are coming...
  • School board chooses student representative

     School board chooses student representative
    Every year, the La CaƱada Unified Governing Board allows one high school senior to serve as a voice for the student population, and a touchstone of how board members' decisions affect the lives of the youth they serve. This year, the honor belongs to...
  • College football players have right to form a union, NLRB rules

    College football players have right to form a union, NLRB rules
    Northwestern University football players have the right to form a union, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday, setting the stage for potential dramatic change to the college sports landscape. Peter Sung Ohr, in...