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Hold That Thought: Walking Through Doorways Makes Us Forget

January 15, 2012

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Are you sitting down as you’re reading this?  If not, you may want to – chances are, if you’re browsing this on your iPhone while walking to the fridge, you’ll forget what you were reading about by the time you get back (and you may even forget what brought you to the kitchen in the […]

USDA Dumps Food Pyramid for Younger, More Curvaceous Figure

June 7, 2011

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The USDA has recently released it’s new concept, the food plate, to replace the iconic food pyramid it introduced in 1992 (and modified in 2005).  At its release, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack criticized the food pyramid for being “too complex to serve as a quick and easy guide for American families” – I completely agree, […]

Government Shutdown Perspective: “Leaders Eat Last”

April 8, 2011

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I try to keep my political opinions to myself – this blog has no political agenda, and never will – but I think people need to read this, regardless of their views on abortion, war, and public spending. Earlier today I received an e-mail from those who run my scholarship program, informing us that we […]

Ann Coulter Extols Radiation Exposure “Benefits”

March 22, 2011

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Professional conservative troll Ann Coulter attempted to discredit fears regarding Japan’s nuclear disaster during a segment aired this week on The O’Reilly Factor by telling viewers “radiation is good for you.” Coulter claimed that a “stunning number” of physicists believe radiation is good for you, and went on to cite several studies that revealed a […]

Weekend Health Wrap-Up | February 26th, 2011

February 26, 2011

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Good morning!  Here is this week’s selected health news (*spoiler* I hope you’re eating a big bowl of whole grains as you read this): More evidence for alcohol’s cardiovascular benefits: I had to start out with everyone’s favorite – alcohol.  Once again, researchers have concluded that consumption of alcohol in moderation is associated with a […]

FDA Loosens Belt on Gastric Banding Criteria

February 19, 2011

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(The Health Wrap-Up is on hiatus this weekend) Some people are up in arms over the FDA’s decision to sanction the use of gastric banding in a wider range of patients.  This news coming in the wake to reject three more weight-loss drugs – solutions many physicians (bariatric surgeons included) have been hoping for. Many […]

Get Off Your Ass, America

February 18, 2011

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Even with the growing mountain of evidence against a sedentary lifestyle, Americans still struggle when it comes to the issue of getting enough activity. This Wednesday, the CDC released a new report with new activity estimates for all U.S. counties.   The conclusion?  “Americans who live in parts of Appalachia and the South are the least […]