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  • Safely Store Holiday Leftovers

    Safely Store Holiday Leftovers
    Once you get through holiday dinner, be sure to store that food so that it remains safe for days to come. Follow these food safety tips from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service to decrease the...
  • 5 Things You Can Do to Combat Aging

    5 Things You Can Do to Combat Aging
    "Positively Ageless," huh? Well, the author is the nutritionist for "The Biggest Loser." And while, admittedly, we have never seen that show, most everyone else in the world has. Plus, the book is published by Rodale, which puts out such faves as...
  • Tainted Food Carries Long-Term Effects

    Tainted Food Carries Long-Term Effects
    Long after the painful stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea associated with tainted food are over, many people suffer long-term health effects, mostly unrecognized, that are the result of food-borne pathogens. These lingering effects - premature death,...
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever: Rare genetic disease is often misdiagnosed

    One look at Ani's swollen ankles and we knew she was in trouble. For several years, the petite young mother had been coming to UCLA's FMF Clinic with periodic fevers along with excruciating pain in her chest and abdomen. Now -- as a urine dipstick test...
  • 9/11 Hero Dies of Cancer on Christmas Day

    9/11 Hero Dies of Cancer on Christmas Day
    A 9/11 first responder from Long Island lost his brave battle with cancer on Friday. Firefighter Jim Ryan, 48, succumbed to pancreatic cancer just two hours into Christmas Day. The fire department had confirmed his illness was 9/11 related. Ryan, a...
  • Health Tips for Aging Adults

    Health Tips for Aging Adults
    If you're an older adult wondering what you should be doing to stay healthy, the most important answer is staying active. "Physical activity is more powerful than any medication a senior can take," says Dr. Cheryl Phillips, a San Francisco physician...
  • Stay Away From H1N1 "Parties"

    Stay Away From H1N1 "Parties"
    The thought of purposely gathering without masks and without washing their hands, to help spread the H1N1 virus, many parents felt it was "absurd." Yet health experts say "H1N1 or swine flu parties" are happening. "Swine... Uhhh. I wouldn't go to get it...
  • Focus on Family: Pregnancy Nutrition

    Focus on Family: Pregnancy Nutrition
    Clearly there are special nutrition needs before, during and after pregnancy. According to the American Dietetic Association, pregnant and breastfeeding women may be at risk for nutrient deficiencies due to increased nutrient requirements. Therefore, many...
  • Pioneering L.A. nonprofit is saving lives in Afghanistan

    Pioneering L.A. nonprofit is saving lives in Afghanistan
    Peering through a gap in her black veil, Bibi Totia watched anxiously as the doctor examined her fussing grandson in a crowded refugee camp near the Pakistan border. The doctor diagnosed flu and handed her a prescription for an antibiotic from the free...
  • Winter Blahs May be SAD Sign

    Winter Blahs May be SAD Sign
    When a teen patient recently told Dr. Michael Ward that he was feeling depressed but couldn't say why, the doctor suspected the cause might be December's especially gloomy weather. After all, the 17-year-old hadn't just broken up with a girlfriend, left...
  • Debate over cognitive, traditional mental health therapy

    Debate over cognitive, traditional mental health therapy
    If your doctor advised a treatment that involved leeches and bloodletting, you might take a second glance at that diploma on the wall. For the same reason, you should think twice about whom you see as a therapist, says a team of psychological researchers....