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  • "Private Life" by Jane Smiley

    "Private Life" by Jane Smiley
    "Private Life" By Jane Smiley Random House, 336 pages, $26.95 Married life is generally a disappointment. If 'Madame Bovary' isn’t a cautionary enough testament to that rude fact of life, then there are the tut-tuts of the women in the knitting...
  • "The Eyes of Willie McGee : A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South" by Alex Heard

    "The Eyes of Willie McGee : A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South" by Alex Heard
    "The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South" By Alex Heard Harper, 416 pages, $26.99 What begets a work like 'The Eyes of Willie McGee,' a book that should be must reading for serious students of 20th century U....
  • Paula Deen's diabetes: Blaming the victim?

    Paula Deen's diabetes: Blaming the victim?
    As Southern celebrity chef Paula Deen certainly knows by now, people with Type 2 diabetes are routinely blamed for causing their disease by eating junky food and making unhealthy lifestyle choices. Known for high fat recipes that raise the risk for...
  • New American Heart Association president driven by family history

    New American Heart Association president driven by family history
    It was 1985, and Gordon Tomaselli had graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of California at San Francisco. He was at a Boston hospital, interviewing for a possible fellowship, when he got the...
  • Laughter is the test medicine

    Laughter is the test medicine
    To an Alzheimer's patient, there's nothing funny about forgetting to turn off the oven, losing a telephone number or misplacing books from the library. But turning those mishaps into punch lines might turn out to be therapeutic. The idea that...
  • Ambushed by recurring cold sores? Here's why

    Ambushed by recurring cold sores? Here's why
    For such a ubiquitous plague, cold sores can be mighty shaming. In addition to the indignity of wearing a bulging, weepy blister on your lip, sufferers also must contend with the stigma of its source: HSV-1, a type of herpes simplex virus. But unlike...
  • Can smartphone apps really help you lose weight?

    Can smartphone apps really help you lose weight?
    When it comes to mealtime, I usually don't pay much attention to calories. I eat until I'm full, and then I stop. Briefly. But I can report that a recent breakfast — a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats, frozen blueberries and skim milk along with a...
  • Caveman diet draws grunts from nutritionists

    Caveman diet draws grunts from nutritionists
    Would adopting the diet our caveman ancestors supposedly ate allow modern-day Americans live longer, healthier lives? Proponents of the Paleo diet (for Paleolithic) say that meals packed with fresh fruits and vegetables and heavy doses of lean...
  • Diabetes' civil war

    Diabetes' civil war
    As a person living with Type 1 diabetes, Angie Hashemi-Rad must prick her fingers and give herself insulin every day to stay alive. But nothing irritates her more than having people mistakenly assume she has Type 2 diabetes — and then suggest she...
  • The skinny on helping children gain weight

    The skinny on helping children gain weight
    Today's pediatricians are far busier counseling overweight children. But underweight children - often fussy eaters who have little interest in food - can be just as frustrating and worrisome. Parents think they know the solution: more food. But that's...
  • Word Play: A picture's worth more than a thousand words

    Word Play: A picture's worth more than a thousand words
    It's hard to imagine that the reading of picture books could be controversial, but this fall saw a considerable kerfuffle over a story in the New York Times that declared picture books to be in decline. In the midst of a perfectly respectable news story...