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  • Snacks on the go

    Snacks on the go
    A healthy diet includes nutrient-rich food from all the food groups — especially fruits and vegetables. To get the vitamins, minerals and fiber you need, the American Heart Association recommends cutting back on beverages and foods with added...
  • Seniors and Pets, Part I: Health Benefits of Seniors owning Pets

      Seniors and Pets, Part I: Health Benefits of Seniors owning Pets  Pets give more to humans than humans could ever give in return. The benefits we receive from pets are abundant. They provide companionship, emotional support, bonding, and some even...
  • Health groups say FDA 'vaping' rules fail to protect children

    WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration's move to regulate e-cigarettes drew criticism Thursday from some public health advocates, who said the regulations do not go far enough to protect young consumers. The proposed rule would for the...
  • Are docs 'Choosing Wisely'?

    Are docs 'Choosing Wisely'?
    WASHINGTON — Challenged to list several questionable procedures that are commonly used in their field, America's joint surgeons came out against custom shoe inserts and two types of dietary supplements. They also discouraged the long-term use of...
  • Joe's Crab Shack loads up on trans fat despite pledge, watchdog says

    Joe's Crab Shack loads up on trans fat despite pledge, watchdog says
    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...
  • Cut through the confusion about cholesterol

    Environmental Nutrition The debate continues over whether it's still necessary to restrict cholesterol-rich foods, such as eggs. EN weighs in on the current science. High blood cholesterol, particularly high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, is...
  • Too much added sugar can sour your health

    Too much added sugar can sour your health
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugars every day. Sugars and syrups are injected into processed foods, stirred in during cooking, or sprinkled on at the table. But how much...
  • EatingWell: Adverse reactions to energy drinks raise red flag

    How much would you pay for a drink that promises to revitalize your mind and body, elevate your energy or give you the focus you need to cross every item off your to-do list? Catching a third wind is priceless, which is why energy-drink sales are in the...
  • Rosie O'Donnell drops 50 pounds, posts before-and-after pictures

    Rosie O'Donnell drops 50 pounds, posts before-and-after pictures
    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,...
  • Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure

    Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure
    People who eat a vegetarian diet tend to have lower blood pressure than non-vegetarians, according to a new review of past studies. Researchers said for some people, eating a vegetarian diet could be a good way to treat high blood pressure without...
  • CSPI: Joe's Crab Shack is a 'shipwreck' of trans fat

    CSPI: Joe's Crab Shack is a 'shipwreck' of trans fat
    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-...