| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:39 AM
With an increasing number of people with vitamin D deficiency, you may be surprised to learn that experts are now questioning whether lack of sun exposure is a greater problem than too much exposure.
Humans have the ability to make up to 90 percent...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 8:45 AM
"Raw" is not about sashimi, carpaccio or Ethiopian kitfo; it's a veggie thing — all about sprouting, sunshine and summertime. Nutritionists and physicians since Dr. Dolittle have known about the benefits of an uncooked vegan diet and have touted...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:30 AM
This summer, don't let the smoke from the backyard grill cloud your good judgment when considering health advice from friends and family. When it comes to health and natural remedies, it's enticing to grab onto juicy half-truths and hearsay.
Don't get me...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:21 AM
It’s a lesson many learned early in life: Drink your milk to build strong, healthy bones. Moms and dads recognize the importance of milk, which is rich in calcium and other nutrients, in their growing kids’ diet. Unfortunately, that message...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:22 AM
There’s no doubt that Alaska’s salmon is considered by many to be some of the best in the world; it's prized by high-end restaurants for its rich and delicious taste.
But did you know that salmon can also provide a full-body health benefit?...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Nearly every day for the past few weeks, I’ve gotten a headache. It’s not the throbbing, intense kind of headache that would put a gal in bed. No, it’s just a dull ache across the top of my head. It’s the kind of tension headache...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 2:15 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older women shouldn't take vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent broken bones, and there's not enough evidence to say whether it would help anyone else either, says a U.S. government-backed panel.
Based on two reviews...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 6:12 PM
I was 13 years old when I ate my first diet meal.
Let me paint a picture of this entree, circa 1996: When defrosted, the teensy shrimps in my Weight Watchers Smart Ones meal turned to rubber, and the angel hair pasta became a soppy mess in tomato sauce....
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Eleven-year-old Tyler Parker-Rollins says being vegan isn't always easy. But he says it's also "fun" and that he plans to be one "forever."
His 9-year-old brother, Will, loved it when his friends tried vegan pizza at his birthday party and "they...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - Have you ever postponed a medical screening test? Maybe you think you really don't need it. Maybe it sounded painful. Maybe the thought of the preparation for the medical procedure or the test itself embarrassed you.
Perhaps you can...