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Doctors often stand behind their lucrative procedures

WASHINGTON — Challenged to list several questionable procedures that are commonly used in their field, America’s joint surgeons came out against custom shoe inserts and two types of dietary supplements.

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Home Cooking: A light and airy fruit pudding from America's past

Home Cooking: A light and airy fruit pudding from America's past

Snow pudding is a great old American recipe that dates back to pioneer days, back when resourceful home cooks hankering for a treat had to rely on whatever they had — things like gelatin, lemons, sugar and eggs.

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Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

This photo taken Nov. 25, 2013 shows microbiologist Heather Carleton pulling up results of Listeria bacteria DNA while demonstrating a whole-genome sequencing machine called a MiSeq in a foodborne disease outbreak lab at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The …

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Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

This photo taken Nov. 25, 2013 shows microbiologist Ashley Sabol extracting Listeria bacteria for genome sequencing in a foodborne disease outbreak lab at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The nation's disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outs…

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Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

WASHINGTON — Chances are you’ve heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings?

April 06, 2014 5:01 am Photos

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Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

In Atlanta, microbiologist Molly Freeman pulls listeria bacteria from a tube to be tested for its DNA fingerprinting.

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Free McDonald's breakfast for students taking AIMS

Students taking the AIMS test can pick up a free breakfast Monday and Tuesday courtesy of McDonald's. 

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Spinach, feta star in this souffléd omelet

Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don’t really count as eggs at all in my book), I’ve never met an egg dish I didn’t like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is the edible magic trick known as the souffléd omelet.

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Tucson health organization hosts plant-based nutrition forum

The local non-profit Healthy You Network will bring together a medical doctor, a nutritionist/dietician, a psychologist and a chiropractor to speak about various aspects of diet and plant-based nutrition during a two-day symposium scheduled for the weekend of May 3 and 4 at the Berger Center…

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Home Cooking: Lighter take on a classic heavy eggplant Parmesan

Home Cooking: Lighter take on a classic heavy eggplant Parmesan

I’ve always been a big fan of eggplant Parmesan. There are a bunch of ways to make this classic Italian dish, but I’m partial to what you might call the full-fat version: thick slices of breaded eggplant that are sauteed, then baked until creamy, and finally topped with tomato sauce and melt…

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A healthy chicken soup with Chinese influences

A healthy chicken soup with Chinese influences

When it’s cold outside, I love making soup for supper. Everything goes into a single pot, starting with an aromatic broth and a substantial array of vegetables, then a little bit of protein, and finally a crispy garnish. And when dinner’s over, there’s only that one pot to wash!

February 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rethinking a fatty dip to have a healthier side

Is there a chip dip in the world that isn’t wonderful? No matter what the flavor, at heart most are tubs of sour cream or melted cheese. Few foods are more satisfying.

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An easier, speedier way to eat more vegetables

It’s the same thing every year. We overindulge during the holidays, then make solemn (and quickly abandoned) promises to eat healthier and shed pounds in the new year.

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Dear Abby for Dec. 7

Dear Abby for Dec. 7

DEAR ABBY: I’m 12 and weigh 204 pounds. I feel really fat and I want to go on a diet, but my mom won’t let me. I’m getting bad grades in gym class and need your help. — SAD GIRL IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

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Oatmeal cookies like grandma's with a festive nod to the holidays

I was a happy little butterball when I was a kid. Sweets were my thing, desserts in particular. And chocolate desserts most of all. The one exception to the rule? My grandmother’s oatmeal cookies.

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A healthy, grapey pan sauce with pork chops

A healthy, grapey pan sauce with pork chops

When I was in high school, my mom and I threw all kinds of dinner parties.

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Healthy baked apple treat for the pastry-impaired

It’s apple season again, one of the few times of the year I’m sorry I live in the city, without a car. If only I lived near an orchard, I’d pick my own apples and be happy.

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Healthy You Network to hold event at Fox

As the Healthy You Network prepares for its next big event, a “Your Health, Your Planet” symposium, it is easy to see that the group, which emphasizes healthy living through a whole, plant-based diet, is getting ready for growth.

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Programs to end childhood hunger work — if the money's there

Kids have to eat before they can learn. It’s just common sense; cognition is a function of nutrition. The good news is we have the food programs to end childhood hunger, allowing them to more easily learn to read, write and do arithmetic that are keys to breaking out of poverty.

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Skipping breakfast may increase heart-attack risk

ATLANTA — Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack.

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