| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:40 AM
It turns out America’s health fixation has been a boon for butter.
Consumption of the creamy spread hit a 40-year high in the U.S. in 2012 as more Americans turned to natural foods and rejected products heavy in trans fats like margarine....
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:23 PM
For generations, butter got a bad rap.
It was thought to be cloying, fattening, dangerous for your arteries, and it took a creaming from oil-based substitutes like margarine.
Now with the trans fats in those alternatives under fire, everyone from iron...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Authorities say they know who is responsible for the annoying, deceptive phone calls that bombarded Lehigh Valley seniors last year with offers of free medical-alert devices.
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order last week and froze the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Bridal dreams: Orange County-based bridal gown designer Casablanca Bridal will host a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its new retail location at Crystal Cove Shopping Center in Newport Beach. Brides are asked to book...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 11:59 AM
More than 850 supporters turned out for the American Heart Association's Chicago Heart Ball at Navy Pier on April 12.
The organization raised $2.6 million — making this year's event a record-breaker — to support its mission of building...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:02 AM
The seafood at Joe’s Crab Shack is, well, swimming in artificial trans fat, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
The watchdog group on Wednesday called on the national chain to stop using a partially hydrogenated margarine-...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Artificial trans fat still lurks in our food, at least at the Joe’s Crab Shack chain, according to a health watchdog group.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest said Wednesday that the Houston-based seafood restaurant company uses a blend...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Rosie O'Donnell has lost almost 50 pounds, she announced Thursday on Twitter, posting a before-and-after photo comparison showing how much progress she's made since last year's gastric-sleeve surgery.
"Almost 50 lbs off - I can see it," she wrote,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2% of those encounters were with patients...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:12 AM
It never seemed right, sliding those egg yolks down the disposal. In the back of my mind, I knew it was wrong.
Still, what with the American Heart Assn. saying yolks were full of cholesterol and our family's heart history, I acted against my instincts....
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Reporter Meredith Cohn's recent article about the World Health Organization's new sugar recommendations highlighted the concerns of medical and public health experts over the epidemic of childhood obesity ("Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar,"...