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Why are you dieting?
The real danger of influenza
How about some kidney pie?
Overweight? Blame it on germs
Why aging increases the risk of alcohol
Think I'll go eat worms
Trace minerals, nutritional stepchildren
Take a trip and come back healthy
A little nutritional geometry
Mind your genes! They're telling you something.
Is bathing a good idea?
Do you need a vitamin B12 shot?
Dietary monotony - bad for your health
Chickenpox is forever
Are you aging or just getting older?
Calcium: the Goldilocks Rule
Why is type 1 diabetes increasing?
When runners hit the wall
Intercepting three silent killers
Let's not become Nauru
Your immune system: why you need to make it better
Everything in moderation, even exercise
How to cut calories without counting them
Is there a healthy chocolate?
Should exercise hurt?
Summer's here. Seniors take care.
Osteoporosis didn't exist in the Stone Age
Eh? Speak up!
Could you get along without bread?
A prescription drug is a compromise
Do you need an iron supplement?
RDA and alphabet soup
Visiting nurses to the rescue
Lessons from a broken leg
Mercury - fears and facts
Watch those mosquitoes
Why there won't ever be a fat pill
The antibiotic wars
The thin, not the meek, shall inherit the earth
Nature's multipurpose tools
Is your physician a doctor?
The rules of dessert
Exercise and serving size
Knees - Your knees shouldn't wear out
Why you need a medical translator
Don't let the superbugs get you
Free sample strategy
Influenza vaccine - now more than ever
It's not how long you live
Why leafy greens are a best buy
The almost-perfect exercise
Become a grocery shopping genius
Let's go back a hundred years
Sometimes vaccines fail - or worse
There's no corn in the ocean
Fitter kids, fewer problems
Pet turtles - not a great idea
Prunes are no joke
Why seniors shrink
Drink less, enjoy it more
Can fixing healthcare start with soda?
The Staphylococcus cycle - stay alert
When medical researchers collide
Could you live without these foods?
Gout - not just for rich old men
Walking with weights. Does it help?
What if 911 doesn't answer?
Do METs matter?
Flesh-eating bacteria: when to worry
Invisifat. It's the worst kind.
Bake sale psychology
Can a virus make you fat? Sometimes.
Exotic fruits, exaggerated claims
Body of water
Why we fall
Are we too clean?
Is a "No CPR" tattoo a good idea?
What is the Paleo Diet?
Savvy moms change school food habits
When are you too sick to exercise?
A heart-stopping backlash
If it's Spring, can lawnmower injuries be far behind?
An osteoporosis cocktail
Watch those ticks!
Pain relief: Do it safely
Potassium deserves some respect
Vaccinate your kids, protect yourself
Asthma up, healthy habits down. Could there be a connection?
Exercise: slower is safer
Okinawa's secret longevity weapons
Solving the antioxidant paradox
Body fat: location, location, location
Five deadly epidemics and how to avoid them
How safe are herbal teas?
Run faster, see better
The gluten challenge
Don't clean your plate!
How healthy are shellfish?
The trillion-dollar disease
We can't afford to be fat
Fructose: the real issue
Fruits, vegetables and wrinkles
My plate - a missed opportunity
Sports drinks - why bother?
Can cranberries prevent bladder infections?
C-Section: the bigger picture
The veggie-bone connection
Why bother to wash fruits and vegetables?
Don't put a child on a diet
Don't be afraid of fish oil
The great grain trade-off
When and where do you walk?
Spinach - The real value of spinach
It's time to screen our kids for old-age diseases
Stay on track for good health; 3 principles
What wheat has wrought
Whose serving size?
Let's downsize our babies
How do you cook your fish?
Change one habit a week
Questions for God
Baby Boomer blindness
Coffee gets a good rap
I can't believe they ate the whole thing
A simple answer, and it's wrong!
Stone Age CPR
How exercise affects cancer
Keeping your wits: how to avoid dementia
Natural appetite control
Price per pound going up
Is it dangerous to lose weight?
Don't ruin healthy food
Be careful how you stretch when you exercise
Physical Education: Priceless
Childhood diabetes - the silent surge
What you miss when you diet
Exercising? Be patient
Whether to eat meat
Becoming healthier doesn't take forever
Busy body, better bones
Colorful foods. More than just pretty.
Don't let your kids grow up average
The wonderful one-hoss shay
Vitamin K matters
Big waist, brain waste
Long-lasting effects of exercise
Wild fat versus supermarket fat: is there a difference?
Reasons for staying healthy and vigilant
The sodium-potassium flip-flop
Beyond iceberg lettuce
Melt your middle
Pump iron at any age
Vitamin D and your brain
Farmed salmon: how safe, how healthy?
Don't go overboard
We all die anyway, don't we?
Think zinc, but not too much
How to enjoy a cruise cuisine
Fat no protection against fractures
Is green tea the key to good health?
Healthy gums and healthy hearts
The Pigpen Theory
How obesity raises cancer risk
Organic foods. Better or not?
Your plastic brain
Cradle to grave - a short trip for the very obese
Diabetic complications: the key analogy
Don't get weighed, get impeded
E. coli - friend or foe?
Exercise: sound and safe
Foiling fat in the kitchen: seven secrets
Food labels: when to take a pass
Bears, bones and astronauts
Grapefruit. Risky food?
Make it Mediterranean
Resveratrol: miracle or myth?
Building better balance
The politics of obesity
Safe womb, delayed tomb
Can you "spot reduce"?
Long-distance travel safety
Will the flu vaccine give you the flu?
Prebiotic and Probiotic: confusing but critical
Disasters and your health
Does muscle turn into fat?
Free range chicken
Love your pets — carefully
Bioeconomics. Why muscles get smaller and bones get thinner
The egg revolution
Body fat fallacies and facts
Going up in smoke: your money, your health and your looks
Should we all be vegans?
Hepatitis, an avoidable risk
Kids and weight control: it's easier when you start 'em young
The life expectancy myth
Sleep and your immune system
Diversity isn't just for portfolios
Is exercise useless?
Why your kids fight and argue
Obesity and failing immunity
Gallbladder problems: lifestyle matters
Magnesium and Rodney Dangerfield
Very ancient therapy: massage
When Stone-Agers become like us
Experience California. Try an avocado.
Childhood epidemics ignored
Flax oil versus fish oil
Immunizations: Big shots for big kids
Babies, smoking and genes
Type 2 diabetes: two hundred billion and climbing
How Stone Agers cooked and why it matters to us
Sidestep the black box
Ever eat Stone Age fruit?
Prepare for the flu next time
A failing legacy
Vitamin D, superstar
The Stone Age: nasty, brutish and short - maybe not!
The Senior Shuffle
Were Stone Agers Vegetarians?
Men still hunt and women still gather
Breastfeeding and healthcare financing. Is there a connection?
A Traveling Family Can Eat Well
Unsung benefits of omega-3 fats
The real reason for dietary fiber
Spice is nice - and healthy
Fat genes. Nature's mistake
Is there magic in cinnamon?
Cut calories, cut your risk of cancer
Why thrifty genes might bankrupt our economy
We're built to last 100 years
Whole wheat and the whole truth
Muscle-bound? That's no excuse!
Healthy fast food
Diabetes, a growth industry
How Did Stone Agers Handle Stress?
Substitutes: Thinking out of the (recipe) box
Chemicals and diabetes. Look further.
Exercise: the bigger picture
Ten tips to avoid holiday weight gain
How old are free radicals?
Fish: big benefits, small risks.
No more falls
Cancer: A mostly modern disease
It's not your father's gym
When snacks make sense
Fructose: healthy or hazardous?
Pregnant in the Stone Age
Dried fruit - as good as fresh?
Examples, and then some!
Lifespan isn't the issue. Healthspan is.
Stroke - it could become rare
We start too late
Avoiding Alzheimer's disease
Germs in the Stone Age?
Salt: "It just hit me."
The Pimas. Is this our future?
Butterflies in my stomach. Yum!
Dieting? Not so fast!
How kids can help to save gas
Omega-3 fat. Is it what got us here?
Stroke: when mini goes to maxi
Does fitness matter?
Jack LaLanne — just an ordinary guy?
Potato! What have we done to you?
The "Settle For" health mentality
A 300-pound cave man? Not likely!
Diet: why variety matters
Save your eyes with exercise
The price is too high
Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Is it preventable?
Does anybody need milk?
Osteoporosis. Can we avoid the epidemic?
Why wine works to keep hearts well
The Case for Nuts
Calorie wise, pound foolish
"No, thank you."
What if there were no mirrors?
What make a diet "natural?"
Dark chocolate looking healthier
Diabetes: should you be screened?
The Fidget Factor: It's NEAT
Preventing cancer the easy way
Companies that get it
Depression: The cheapest antidepressant
No famines in the Stone Age
The Naked Sandwich Diet
Normal weight or obese? Both!
Does it matter how you get your calcium?
Getting too much protein? Yes and No.
Figuring out the nutrition label
Vitamins: when you don't want purity
Fit Parents, Fit Kids
Super-oldies. Would you like to be one?
Pregnancy: Obesity's next target?
Losing those last few pounds
The ups and downs of cholesterol
The Myth of the Masai: lessons for us
It don't hurt that much
What are goalposts for?
What good is sour wine?
A Stone-Ager's favorite drink
Are You Immune Enough?
Japan: fading aging
Gapping Generations: Greatest to XL. What Happened?
Hidden fat: hidden danger
Ever Meet a Hunter-Gatherer?
It's never too late
Exercise adds quality years
Kale: from "Ugh!" to "Ahhhhh!"
Low-fat doesn't work? Go deeper.
Truly happy meals
Aspirin in the Stone Age?
The Cuban Paradox
Calcium and kidney stones
Breastmilk versus cow's milk: no contest
Raw foods: upside and downside
Exercise: good or bad for your immune system?
Stone Agers fasted. Should you?
Living longer? Or lasting longer?
Whose portion, yours or mine?
This is your brain on sugar
Fat Old Fred
Are you a greyhound or a St. Bernard?
A Third Epidemic
Healthy childhood is disappearing
The egg hunt, Stone Age style
Good Fats, Good Pregnancy
Weight loss after forty
What's a little dirt, anyway?
Variety is the price, not just the spice, of life
Growing girth is everybody's costly problem
Exercise or Sport?
Are we making our kids asthmatic?
Energy and Building Materials
Flavonoids: gifts from the Stone Age
Keep your brain young
The Stone Age Pharmacy
Breaking the Breakfast Barrier
Paris, France or Paris, Texas?
The challenge of chubby cheeks
No more boring exercise
What's Behind Your Sweet Tooth?
Boron: the stealth mineral
The end of PMS?
Poor Stone-Agers. They never had prime beef.
How Did Stone Agers Handle Stress?
Does exercise prevent breast cancer?
What? Throw food away?
We all pay by the pound
Salt licks and strokes
Staying Slim: tips from the Stone Age
Your ancestral bioclock
Genetics loads the gun; lifestyle pulls the trigger
Bird flu in the Old Stone Age?
Not low-carb, right-carb
Why stretching matters
Stone Age Kids: What a Life!
Obesity surgery: is it worth it?
Don't be fooled by fruit juice
Who should have a pre-exercise checkup?
Spoiled food - how dangerous is it?
Is Your Child a Picky Eater? Here's Why.
Can foods make you look younger?
Want fries with that? Think twice.
No colon cancer in the Stone Age?
What lurks beneath baby fat?
Hard-wired for Exercise
If you avoid sugar, will you avoid diabetes?
Do you have a termite lifestyle*?
Let the sunshine (vitamin) in - Part 1
Let the sunshine (vitamin) in - Part 2
Take steps to maintain your memory
Healthy Sumo Wrestler: an oxymoron
Is it time for tea?
Girls deserve better than this
Don't Count Calories, but Calories Count
Little fish, big benefits
The changing face of heart disease and stroke
Healthy eating tips for families
What's in an apple? More than Vitamin C
Would Stone-Agers have been chocoholics?
Better bones, better balance, better life
Stone Agers were not so short-lived
Don't give cancer a chance
You can put the brakes on diabetes
Is running exercise?
Sleep, light and health
Why don't guys get thunder thighs?
Do you have an alcohol strategy
How does your appestat work?
Olive oil: hype or health
Blood Pressure and Your Diet
Heart Health for Men: Wrong Directions
Improvement, not perfection
Stay away from bad joints
Osteoporosis is not a calcium deficiency disease
Stone-Agers didn't take vitamins, why should we?
Stone Age Cancer: lessons for us
Fat: it doesn't just sit there
Work out, save your eyesight
Aging and vitamin needs
Cravings are Lifesavers
Should you avoid certain exercises?
Why more asthmatic kids?
Body Mass Index. Is it useful or deceptive?
Fitness, falls and fractures
Eat Like a Stone Ager Without Feeling like One
Exercise: more than just heart benefits
The flip-flop over fat: what to believe
Diabetes: The Gathering Storm
A Different Kind of Brain Drain
Bread: the crutch of life
The French Paradox: myth or reality?
Wine on the vine. Better than bottled?
High fat, long life. What's the catch?