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Food & Health

Food & Health
  • Treatment Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs LONDON -- Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man's spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they've done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke. Exper

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • To get quality care, it helps to be the right kind of patient

    I am a family physician. Sometimes I must step out of the comfort of my clinical role and into that of patient or family caregiver. Generally, these trips to the other side of the exam table inspire a fair amount of anxiety.

    April 8, 2014

  • Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 2.16.35 PM.png Are Americans smart to stop drinking diet sodas?

    Recent data from Beverage Digest suggest many are cutting back on diet sodas. Consumption of diet sodas fell more than that of sugary sodas in 2013. This raises two questions: Why is total consumption declining, and is drinking diet soda harmful to health?

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • A man with amnesia taught us how memories become personal

    Although not as celebrated as the late American amnesiac H.M., for my money K.C. taught us more important and poignant things about how memory works. He showed how we make memories personal and personally meaningful. He also had a heck of a life story.

    April 8, 2014

  • KFC parent Yum tests new chicken restaurant NEW YORK (AP) -- As KFC struggles in the U.S., parent company Yum Brands is testing a new chicken restaurant called Super Chix. A website for the restaurant in Arlington, Texas, shows a menu that seems positioned as a more premium offering than KFC,

    April 8, 2014

  • Taco Bell again pokes fun at McDonald's in new ad NEW YORK -- Taco Bell is taking another jab at McDonald's in a new ad for its breakfast menu. The fast-food chain will begin airing a TV spot that is set to the tune of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" and shows a man who has been eating Egg McMuffins sinc

    April 8, 2014

  • Davis Bringing taste home to Clinton CLINTON -- Growing up on a small farm south of Ames, Karen Davis has always had a love of food and cooking. She would watch her mother and grandmother -- both farm cooks -- as they prepared food. Now a Taste of Home Cooking School Culinary Specialist

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Surgery gives long-term help for obese diabetics WASHINGTON, D.C. -- New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients' diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good. Doctors on Monday gave longer results from a landmark study showing that stomach

    April 2, 2014

  • Pizza Area pizzeria moves in CLINTON -- In a little more than two years, three national pizza chains have vacated the business market of Clinton, begging the question, can the Gateway area support a variety of pizza-related restaurants? To answer that question, area restaurateur

    April 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Study finds many preteens have high cholesterol

    There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.

    March 28, 2014

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