| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Overweight and obese adults who use diet drinks to help them lose weight need to take another look at the food they eat, according to researchers who reported Thursday that those people ate more food calories than overweight people who drank sugar-...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:58 AM
The dolphin calf officially known as S13 is sometimes called Thor or Maximus by Brookfield Zoo staffers who've been taking care of him round-the-clock since his birth.
On Tuesday, the young aquatic mammal with the several names zipped around the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In a combination of gorgeous colors, textures and tastes, this salad stars radicchio, frisÃ©e, pomegranate seeds and walnuts. It's an elegant addition to your winter entertaining menus. Sprinkle with Gorgonzola or another creamy blue cheese for an added...
| Jan 18, 2014
Dear Amy: My mother is only slightly overweight and otherwise in good health. She has struggled with losing anywhere from 10 to 30 pounds for as long as I can remember.
Her best success has been with Weight Watchers, and with daily walks. My mom opens...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:27 AM
An Omaha plant that produces animal nutritional supplements partially collapsed after an explosion Monday, injuring several employees and perhaps trapping others.
In a tweet, local police said: “#OPD praying for workers and families of all...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
When you're feeling sluggish and need a pick-me-up, maybe you reach for an energy drink or a can of soda. But would you be better served with something else?
Here are some all-natural solutions for when you're working late, battling jet lag, dragging...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 11:45 AM
The annual nutrition expert trends forecast is in - what fad diets are hot? What's out? Which foods top the list? What are consumers eating? According to a survey of more than 500 registered dietitians conducted by the nutrition trade magazine, Today's...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Asnuntuck Community College is offering a nutrition and healthy cooking seminar starting in 2014.
The five, three-hour classes will include one hour of nutrition education and two hours of cooking experience.
The course will be taught by Iwona Leger,...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The obesity epidemic is among the most critical health issues facing the United States. Although it has generated a lot of attention and calls for solutions, it also has served up a super-sized portion of myths and misunderstandings.
1. If you're obese,...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:30 PM
At one time, if your mother had cancer, your genetic destiny for this disease seemed to be etched in stone. At least that was the old way of thinking about genetic predisposition for diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. But there's been a...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Saturated fat’s bad, bad image—the evil ingredient that supposedly makes people fat and keeps them that way, while clogging our blood vessels and raising our cardiovascular risk—has been getting a bit of a makeover.