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Health, Wellness and Fitness

The health benefits of cutting yourself a break By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Could cutting yourself a little slack improve your diet, help you stick with a workout routine and let you meet your health goals, from lowering blood sugar, LDL (lousy) cholesterol or blood pressure, to living with chronic pain? Positively. […]

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What’s in your holiday travel survival kit?  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Get ready to ensure and protect your holiday fun by saving space in your suitcase or carry-on for smart tools that let you stay ahead of seasonal-travel health hazards. They’ll help you fight off colds and flu viruses, digestive-system discomforts, […]

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10 ways to keep your brain full size and full strength By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. What do your favorite wool sweater, your retirement savings account and your brain have in common? They’re all better off if they don’t shrink! But the brains of millions of Americans and Canadians with slightly elevated […]

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Forum Debate, 12/11

Is making Plan B a non-prescription drug a good idea?  The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recently recommended that pediatricians treating teenage girls should consider writing “just-in-case” prescriptions for the morning-after pill so their teenage patients would already have the Plan B pill on hand in the event it was needed. The AAP is now […]

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Debate Forum, 12/4

Should there be a law requiring genetically engineered foods to be labeled? Last month in California, a statewide ballot initiative to label genetically engineered food known as Proposition 37 was defeated on Election Day. The initiative was defeated by voters statewide 53 percent to 47 percent. Those voters who opposed Proposition 37 were worried that […]

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7 alcohol myths, smashed By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Blame it on craft beers, inexpensive wine or the down economy – North Americans are sipping more alcohol, more often. (Twenty-two percent of you say you drink too much, up from 17 percent a decade ago.) And while you all know that problem […]

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8 steps to turn a “dud” checkup into a get-younger tune-up By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Splashed all over the media, a new report says you can cross “get an annual checkup” off your to-do list. Scientists in Denmark announced that yearly doctor visits didn’t help 182,880 people live longer or sidestep […]

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Debate Forum 11/27

RIP … “Twinkie the Kid” Last Wednesday, the maker of Twinkies, Ho Hos and Wonder Bread placed the brands up for sale. A bankruptcy judge cleared the way for Hostess Brands, Inc., whose workers have been on strike, to fire those 18,500 workers and wind down its operations. A last-ditch effort to end a strike […]

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Debate Forum, 11/20

Was General Petraeus ousted because of his Benghazi narrative? Despite the fact that world events seem to be spiraling out of control, the national media on Friday was focused on catching a glimpse of former CIA Director General David Petraeus as he slipped onto Capitol Hill to testify before the House Intelligence Committee. The question […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

Omega-3 alert: The news you really need By Michael Roizen, M.D., AND Mehmet Oz, M.D. Don’t let a couple of “fishy” reports sway you.  The latest news about omega-3s isn’t good — it’s great! We know more than ever about how these good fats keep your body and brain younger. That means getting a daily […]

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The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]

Advice Goddess: 10/14

By Amy Alkon Fasten your Bible belt My boyfriend and I are spending Christmas with his family. I like them […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Heavy meddle Is it okay to keep your income a secret from someone you’re dating? I recently […]