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  • Pets: Heart disease a bigger issue for cats than previously thought

    The effects of heart disease in cats can be more devastating than veterinarians previously thought. Based on his studies, veterinary cardiologist Dr. Philip Fox of the Animal Medical Center in New York City says that cats diagnosed with feline...
  • Ayurvedic medicine: History, basics, treatments and caveats

    Ayurvedic medicine: History, basics, treatments and caveats
    If you're of a certain age in the U.S., Deepak Chopra may have been your introduction to Ayurvedic medicine. The author of "Perfect Health" and Ayurvedic practitioner to the stars was ubiquitous on talk shows and newsstands in the 1990s. But the...
  • Eating up fad diets puts your health at risk

    Eating up fad diets puts your health at risk
    Drinking carrot juice, sticking with a low-calorie diet and avoiding egg yolks all seem superhealthy. Not so fast. Nutritionists are warning people that these seemingly healthy eating fads aren't as good as they sound, and they want people to stop...
  • Holistic coach has a 'smooth' answer to staying healthy

    Food has the power to heal, advises Bryan Weinstein. That's not saying medicine doesn't save lives, but the nutritive properties found in fruits and vegetables promote wellness. Weinstein is an American Association of Drugless Practitioners board...
  • Speaking of sports: Play faster ball!

     
    (MLB Comissioner Bud) Selig said he gets updates every week on average games times, which he said are generally three hours, give or take a couple of minutes. But he would like to “accelerate the pace of the game,” with......
  • Caribbean travelers, take note

     
    Ah, the Caribbean. Uniformly warm days. White sandy beaches. Crystal clear water. Chikungunya virus. Wait, what? Yes, there is another mosquito-borne disease that is touching Pennsylvanians. Call it Chik. According to an alert issued by the state...
  • Is Gluten Just Another Buzz Word

    Is Gluten Just Another Buzz Word
    As a lifestyle expert I pay close attention to trends, and gluten is one topic gaining increasing popularity. And, it’s not just a buzz word. Gluten is a major concern for many. But, what exactly is gluten, and how do you know if you are gluten...
  • The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?

    The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?
    If you want to reduce your risk for the type of coronary heart disease often referred to as “clogging” or “hardening” of the arteries, should you reduce the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat or sugar in your diet? If you&...
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia - unfortunately, it may be all in the family

    Familial hypercholesterolemia - unfortunately, it may be all in the family
    If you’re close to your parents, chances are there are many things they’ve passed on to you that you’ve taken to heart — and possibly one you hope they haven’t. If you’ve got poor blood cholesterol levels and you...
  • This product is nuts

     
    This update of a previous blog item is in my Sunday print column I'm as guilty as the next person of casually using such terms as "insane," "psychotic," "schizo" to describe people or behavior I consider unpleasantly aberrant. So I'm......
  • Six nutritional buzzwords, and whether they matter

    Six nutritional buzzwords, and whether they matter
    Think of choosing food as choosing a new car. At one time, simplicity ruled. Most people would just find something familiar, salivate at the color, and buy. Then terms like "hybrid" and "flex-fuel" and "continuously variable transmission" started buzzing...