August 2014


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Pallid parsnips and other colorless veggies may be overlooked but pack plenty of nutrition

Vibrantly colored vegetables often overshadow the paler varieties, which many people view as nutritional lightweights.

To read the full article Winter whites, click here.

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A little wine may boost heart-healthy omega-3s, A daily glass could affect how the body metabolizes fatty acids, study finds

A glass or two of wine per day may increase the amount of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in a person's blood, a new study suggests.

To read the full article A little wine may boost heart-healthy omega-3s, click here.

Active ImageSurgery in the super old: Success at what price?
Advocates say age alone shouldn't exclude; critics worry about rising costs


At 102, Thelma Vette likes to whiz around her Littleton, Colo., retirement center in an electric wheelchair, bright red and outfitted with a joystick.

To read the full article Surgery in the super old: Success at what price?, click here.

Active ImageNew data: High-fructose corn syrup no worse than sugar

In 2004, three researchers published a paper in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggesting the rise in obesity might be linked to the rise in consumption of high-fructose corn syrup. The paper led to a wave of research and a chorus of popular concern over the cheap, ubiquitous liquid sweetener.

To read the full article High-fructose corn syrup no worse than sugar, click here.

Active ImageStudy Shows Lack Of Brain-Fueling Carbs Could Lead To Poorer Memory

Eliminating carbohydrates from your diet may help you lose weight, but it could leave you fuzzy headed and forgetful, a new study suggests.

To read the full article No-Carb Diets May Impair Memory, click here.

Active ImageStudy Shows Limitations Of Colonoscopies
Procedure's Effectiveness May Depend On Where In The Colon The Cancer Starts, New Research Finds


Colonoscopies have long been considered the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening - 90 percent effective in detecting the second leading cancer killer of men and women in this country.

To read the full article Study Shows Limitations Of Colonoscopies, click here.

Procedure's Effectiveness May Depend On Where In The Colon The Cancer Starts, New Research Finds

Colonoscopies have long been considered the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening - 90 percent effective in detecting the second leading cancer killer of men and women in this country.


To read the full article Study Shows Limitations Of Colonoscopies, click here.

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"Hooking-Up" Becoming More Common Than Traditional Dating, But What Does That Mean?

According to some studies, 75 percent of all college students have "hooked up," though that might not mean what you think it means. Still, whatever happened to good old fashioned dating?

To read the full article The Demise Of Dating, click here.

Active ImageIt's time to ditch that alarm clock, eat for energy and take a walk

In a perfect world, we would never need alarm clocks. Not only would we effortlessly conk out the moment our heads hit the pillow, our eyes would spontaneously open at the same time every day, and we would spring enthusiastically from our beds as chirping bluebirds alighted on our fingertips.

To read the full article A wake-up call for the sleep deprived, click here.

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CBS Evening News: As More Patients Turn To The Internet For A Second Opinion, How Do You Know What's Bogus?

When 45-year-old Melissa Offenhartz was diagnosed with breast cancer last May, she went straight to her computer, CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

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Controversial Report Says Up To 22 Percent Of Cases May Disappear Without Treatment

A significant portion of invasive breast cancers may regress on their own without treatment, a new study that is bound to provoke controversy suggests.

Active ImageIt's time to ditch that alarm clock, eat for energy and take a walk

In a perfect world, we would never need alarm clocks. Not only would we effortlessly conk out the moment our heads hit the pillow, our eyes would spontaneously open at the same time every day, and we would spring enthusiastically from our beds as chirping bluebirds alighted on our fingertips.

To read the full article A wake-up call for the sleep deprived, click here.


Active ImageNeurotic People Are More Stressed From Facing Uncertainty Than Facing Negative Feedback

Another day, another 400-point market sell-off or dismal jobs report or tax-payer-funded corporate bailout.

It goes without saying that we are living in uncertain times, and how you react to this uncertainty may say a lot about your mental health.

To read the full article Uncertainty Is Powerful Stress Producer , click here.

Active ImageHeart tests offered to many patients with chest pain are of little value in predicting future heart disease, say researchers.

Instead of electrocardiagram (ECG) tests, doctors should spend more time quizzing patients about their symptoms and examining them, they said.

To read the full article Heart test 'cannot predict risk', click here.

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On the Rise in Young People, These Tiny Stones Can Cause Excruciating Pain

Scott Nellis is barely old enough to get a driver's license but the 16-year-old from Lake City, Minn., has already had something most grown-ups have not -- three episodes of kidney stones.