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Chew On This: 08/25

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More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine and cheese, soda and fries. By themselves, each one has pros and cons. Bread, for instance, can be a great source of fiber and whole grains, and butter, well, it has been criticized for containing […]

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Ask Rocco: 08/25

How to get great abs without exercising By Rocco Castellano I was asked this question on Facebook a couple of weeks back. Now, the old Rocco would have beaten that inquiry to a pulp…verbally, of course. But the new, well-informed Rocco realized he needed to take a step back and evaluate what the question was. […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Afterglo

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Four healthy vacation ideas by Caroline Shannon-Karasik One of the best things about vacation time is many of our everyday routines go out the window. There are no meetings to attend or rush hour to tackle; breakfast becomes brunch and reading a book while intermittently napping is the norm. But, while time away from home […]

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Managing peanut and tree nut allergies

By Caroline Shannon-Karasik There’s no denying it: peanuts and their BFF peanut butter are classic foods. Without peanuts, a jelly sandwich would seem incomplete and the Cracker Jacks in “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” – an ode to America’s favorite pastime – would get a stand-alone shout out. For those who are allergic […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Afterglo

Buddy up for a healthy life  By Caroline Shannon-Karasik When we were younger, the adults in our lives urged us to never talk to strangers, chew with our mouths closed and stand up straight when the I’m-too-cool-to-even-stand-up-straight teenage years kicked in. They often also implored that we use the buddy system. We were to use […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Afterglo

Getting back on track We all slip off the health wagon every now and then. Whether it’s too many cookies or too little movement of the body, it’s easy to let life get in the way of our best intentions. The hard part is changing them. A few years ago, I had stepped outside of […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Afterglo

Small changes, big results By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Go ahead and take baby steps toward the life you always wanted – you just might score big. So, you’re a Type-A, balls-to-the-wall, over-achiever, huh? I hear ya, dude. Me too. In fact, if my parents had only known that when they were choosing my middle name, then […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Afterglo

Managing body image By Caroline Shannon-Karasik We’ve all met them. They’re the over-achievers who take on life with an all-or-nothing approach. “Healthy living” means no sugar, wheat, caffeine, alcohol, animal products or morsel of cake ever again. A Monday is greeted with, “Today’s the day I will start my new healthy lifestyle.” Tuesday is filled […]

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Drug free arthritis relief By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. If you’re one of the 50 million North Americans living with nagging arthritis pain, don’t be discouraged by recent news about treatment duds and dangers. Plenty of safe, proven ache-easers can keep you off the sidelines and may eliminate or reduce your dependence […]

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6 ways to break out of a bad mood, fast  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D.  What do when you’re in a funk? Overeat? Sleep too much or not enough? Snap at your loved ones? Mess up at work? Well, at least you’re not alone with your blues: A whopping 49 percent of people […]

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Mediterranean diet By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Sun-ripened strawberries on oatmeal; a handful of walnuts to get through that 4 o’clock slump; grilled salmon, roasted veggies and a salad drizzled with olive oil for dinner: At last, we’ve got solid proof that scrumptious foods like these can slash your risk for stroke […]

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Pump up your potassium  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. There’s a quiet revolution unfolding inside the boxes, bags, cans and bottles on supermarket shelves. Food makers are trimming the blood-pressure-boosting sodium in some of their saltiest and most popular processed foods by as much as 33 percent. That’s great news, but don’t […]

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Protecting your precious heart valves By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. A new report says sky-high levels of a nasty blood fat called Lp(a) – short for lipoprotein (a) – double your risk for severe heart-valve damage, boosting odds that you’ll need a replacement valve sometime between ages 60 and 90. Lp(a) stiffens […]

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Timing your weight loss By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Some crazy diet tricks – like “calorie erasing” sprinkles and “fat melting” shorts – should be banished to the Weight Loss Hall of Shame. If you’re struggling with your New Year’s resolution to slim down, don’t be tempted by these or any other […]

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Say “hey” to ALA By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Fans of this column know we’re big on good fats, especially the family of heart-friendly, inflammation-cooling omega fatty acids found in olive oil, fatty fish and certain supplements. Lately, a lesser-known omega-3 called ALA (short for alpha-linolenic acid) has stepped out of the […]

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Trying to remember? Beat menopause brain fog By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Many women we know and those we hear from were not surprised by a new report saying that fuzzy thinking at menopause is real, and neither were we. It’s great that medical science is catching up with this annoying reality […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]