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  • Have health-related New Year's resolutions? These resources can help

    Have health-related New Year's resolutions? These resources can help
    After Dan Williamson unexpectedly landed in the hospital a year and a half ago and underwent heart surgery, his doctor told him that if he wanted to live a healthier life, he was going to have to lose weight. So the 58-year-old chief executive of...
  • Butter consumption in U.S. hits 40-year high

    Butter consumption in U.S. hits 40-year high
    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....
  • Trans fats backlash pushes U.S. butter consumption to a 40-year-high

    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...
  • Medical-alert scam traced to Florida companies

    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...
  • Retail Therapy: We'll always have Casablanca

    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...
  • FDA trans fat ban: Proposal makes clear no amount is safe

    The FDA announcement Thursday that it was moving to eliminate added trans fat  from processed food means that microwave popcorn, frozen pizza, refrigerated dough, cookies and ready-to-use frostings are too much of a health risk. Yes, even that coffee...
  • Healthcare providers applaud FDA move to ban trans fats

    Healthcare providers applaud FDA move to ban trans fats
    Healthcare providers voiced heavy support Thursday for a U.S. Food and Drug Administration plan to declare trans fats an unsafe food additive. "This is long overdue," said Kristin Kirkpatrick, a dietitian and wellness expert at the Cleveland Clinic in...
  • Q&A: What are trans fats anyway, and why are they so bad?

    What is a trans fat, and why is it so dangerous that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants it removed from the food supply? These are just some of the questions on the minds of diners as they digest  Thursday’s FDA action. Although...
  • FDA action would effectively ban trans fats

    FDA action would effectively ban trans fats
    The long war on trans fats may be drawing to a close. The government proposed new rules Thursday that would all but ban the artery-clogging fats, a move that will force makers of margarine, frozen pizza and other processed foods to reformulate their...
  • Use these creative ways to save on health care

    Use these creative ways to save on health care
    If you're looking to save money on health care, then you might want to start with "The Healthcare Survival Guide" (Health Advocate Publishing, 2009) by Martin B. Rosen and Abbie Liebowitz, M.D. Written in reaction to the 2008 economic crisis, the slim...
  • Risk calculator for determining statin use needs fixing, doctors say

    Less than a week after the American Heart Assn. and the nation's cardiologists issued guidelines that would greatly expand the number of Americans taking a statin medication, the guidelines have been faulted for overestimating patients' risk of heart...