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  • Dinner at home is main ingredient for healthy eating

    Dinner at home is main ingredient for healthy eating
    People who eschew takeout for home cooking eat healthier foods, whether they aim to or not, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins University. "When people cook most of their meals at home, they consume fewer carbohydrates, less sugar and less...
  • Can e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit?

    Can e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit?
    Back when Brian Burke used to smoke cigarettes, merely playing with his young son could leave him winded and wheezing. But now that the 38-year-old puffs on e-cigarettes instead, his lungs feel so much better he's taken up jogging. "This," he said,...
  • The Crowd: No Scrooges at Christmas Carol Ball

    The Crowd: No Scrooges at Christmas Carol Ball
    Our very own community treasure and lifesaver, Hoag Hospital, welcomed more than 500 local citizens to its 46th annual Christmas Carol Ball. Produced by the Hoag Hospital Foundation, the gala unfolded Dec. 6 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort,...
  • Panel recommends blood pressure screening to stop a 'silent killer'

    Panel recommends blood pressure screening to stop a 'silent killer'
    Health authorities in the U.S. are taking fresh aim at a “silent killer” with a recommendation that all American adults be screened for high blood pressure. People should be screened once a year if they are at least 40 years old, if they are...
  • EatingWell: Research shows 3 new benefits of drinking coffee

    Go ahead, brew and pour. Previous studies have shown that coffee can lower your risk of diabetes, liver cancer, Alzheimer's and skin cancer. Here are three new reasons to drink your coffee and feel good about it: 1. Boost your blood flow A new study...
  • Fitness Files: America's weight problem is a drag on insurance, the economy

    Hiking Crystal Cove State Beach on Monday morning, my friend Laurie asked, "Did you see the 'Bizarro' cartoon in Sunday's Times?" I hadn't, so she emailed it with the comment, "Not so funny funny!" Dan Piraro had drawn early man's progression, from...
  • Q&A Chats with Lehigh Valley Movers and Shakers

    Q&A Chats with Lehigh Valley Movers and Shakers
    Our local ‘Valley Girls’ open up and answer questions about their businesses. Meet Susan Bella Linski, owner of Susan Bella LLC in Allentown’s historic West End theater district. Each issue we profile a Lehigh Valley businesswoman...
  • No blue Christmas for PPL Tower lights

    No blue Christmas for PPL Tower lights
    Never fear, it will not be a blue Christmas for fans of the familiar lights atop PPL Tower. The Allentown utility recently upgraded the lighting that for years gave the 22-story landmark its trademark red and yellow glow, subtly altering the city's...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Spilling the facts on palm oil

    Environmental Nutrition: Spilling the facts on palm oil
    Environmental Nutrition Palm oil may seem like the latest item to hit the food world, but it's been around for decades. After World War II, improvements in palm oil technology and transportation brought it to convenience and snack food manufacturing on...
  • Medical alert scam shut down

    Most people who got those annoying robocalls offering them free medical alerts knew the devices weren't really free. We now know how much they cost. Authorities announced a settlement last week with nine companies and four individuals they allege were...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Don't let sudden cardiac death fell your young athlete

    I've received several questions via our iPhone App about recent discussions in both the media and the medical community surrounding sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young athletes. Each year, between 10 million and 12 million kids in the U.S. participate in...