| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:29 PM
Some products make claims that are hard to believe. Take, for example, commercials you may have seen about books and videos that supposedly can teach your baby to read or a three-minute workout that will make your belly disappear.
If you doubted those...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Jen Matlack's husband teases her about buying organic. It's not worth the extra money, he says, but she insists.
A new study promises to add fuel to their marital quarrel. Published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, it finds that organic produce...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:55 AM
Guys, let's face it. Getting older sucks. We start losing our hair, our strength and our athletic performance. Plus, it it becomes more and more inappropriate to hit on 22-year-old women. While we can't do much about the latter, making sure we take...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 9:06 PM
(Reuters) - Omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as sardines and salmon and once touted as a way of staving off heart disease and stroke, don't help after all, according to a Greek study.
Based on a review and analysis of previous clinical trials...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:11 AM
Nothing says summer like freshly grilled homemade burgers, but the type of meat we use can make it or break it, at least nutritionally speaking.
But how do you know what you're eating? For years, meat manufacturers didn’t have to disclose...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:32 AM
Shopping at our local farmers markets is better for the environment and the local economy, and it turns out that there can be a nutritional benefit to buying local, as well.
Farmers can let produce ripen more fully before harvest, and more time spent...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:01 PM
Even if you are reading this without glasses, it's not too early to start taking your eye vitamins. Some nutrients can stave off the burdensome vision loss and eye disease that occur as we age, mounting research suggests.
But claims by supplement...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - A scene from the f\amous The Wizard of Oz movie came to mind the other morning. I wasn't recalling the yellow brick road or flying monkeys. As I arose for the day, I thought about the first meeting Dorothy and the Scarecrow had with the...
| Jun 2, 2012
From kitschy gift to kitchen darling, chia is having another 15 minutes of fame. And this time, it's not slathered on clay "pets."
Chia seeds have become popular for their omega-3 fatty acids and fiber content. With their neutral taste, they can be...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. This week, Mary Gallagher, dietetic intern,...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 6:34 AM
Summer’s here, bringing with it pool parties and beach trips, but when it comes to protecting our skin, even those of us with the best intentions often forget to use sunscreen – or at least we forget to reapply as we should. Here are 5...