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  • Discover the Bod Pod

    Discover the Bod Pod
    I've seen some wild contraptions in my day, but the University of Minnesota might have the cutest. It has a "Bod Pod," a giant egg in which you sit to get your body fat measured. The $50,000 machine, one of only three in the state, uses something...
  • The Soda-Cancer Connection

    The Soda-Cancer Connection
    Sugar-sweetened sodas - with their high-glycemic load eliciting natural suspicion - have been linked with varying degrees of success to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. So scientists have been trying to clarify the precise nature and size of that...
  • Help for Obsessive Hair-Pulling

    Help for Obsessive Hair-Pulling
    Most everyone plays mindlessly with their hair from time to time. But for some people it becomes such an uncontrollable compulsion that they end up with bald patches or eyebrows plucked bare. If it's any comfort, animals too suffer from "grooming...
  • Hop on the Grain Train

    Hop on the Grain Train
    Whole grains: they may not make you grow taller, create a fashion statement, or keep the IRS from knocking on your door. However, when it comes to nutrition, they are the foundation, the building blocks, of a healthy diet. But recently it seems many young...
  • What You Eat Forms Kids' Habits

    What You Eat Forms Kids' Habits
    Parents play a key role in shaping young eating habits and attitudes about food, nutritionists say. But, too often, they're sending mixed signals. There's the mom who demands that her kids eat breakfast, then skips the meal herself. There's the dad who...
  • Fiber: Soluble, Insoluble and Beyond

    Fiber: Soluble, Insoluble and Beyond
    Hear the word fiber and you probably think of bran cereal. And you probably have the vague sense that you should be eating more of it. So maybe you've purchased packaged foods--not just cold cereal but also breakfast bars, drink mixes, and yogurt--touting...
  • More Women Choose Prophylactic Mastectomy

    More Women Choose Prophylactic Mastectomy
    The choice to remove a healthy breast in order to avoid breast cancer is a deeply personal decision that appears to be on the upswing in one group of women, according to a study published today in the journal Cancer. Among women who had cancer in one...
  • When teens announce they're vegetarian

    When teens announce they're vegetarian
    Certain groups of kids are more likely to exclude meat than others -- and teens top the list. In a 2009 poll by the Vegetarian Resource Group, an advocacy organization, for example, 11% of girls ages 13 to 15 said they were vegetarian. A 2001 survey of...
  • Nutritional guidelines for vegetarian children

    Nutritional guidelines for vegetarian children
    It's not hard to get all of your daily needs from nonmeat sources, nutritionists say, but it takes thought and planning -- plus a few tricks. No matter how old your vegetarian kids are, the first step is to educate yourself on healthful alternatives to...
  • CdM's Larson headed to Minnesota

    Corona del Mar High senior Garrett Larson has signed a national letter of intent to swim for the University of Minnesota. Larson finished third in the 200 individual medley and fourth in the 100 breaststroke last spring at the CIF Southern Section...
  • Ring in the season

    Ring in the season
    With twinkling Christmas lights, jingling sleigh bells and chestnuts roasting on open fires — not to mention inescapable holiday jewelry commercials hawking diamond rings — it's no wonder December reigns as the most popular month to pop the...