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Food & Health

Food & Health
  • Officials monitor mosquitoes in Iowa, Nebraska

    Repeated downpours in much of Iowa and Nebraska have created some standing water that's led to an onslaught of mosquitoes and their pesky bites, but health officials say disease-carrying ones are not yet out in full force.

    June 28, 2014

  • Limit dies on New York's soda size

    Michael R. Bloomberg's plan to limit the size of sodas in New York City, one of the most aggressive and controversial public health initiatives in recent memory, effectively died Thursday.

    June 28, 2014

  • Iowa DNR warns people about swimmer's itch

    Officials are warning people visiting some of Iowa's natural lakes about a condition called swimmer's itch.

    June 27, 2014

  • Ginseng, cinnamon meet diabetes DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife is 76 and diabetic. She has been taking meds for a long time, and has a hard time managing her blood sugars. I saw an ad recently for a natural formula that, according to the ad, will help lower blood levels substantially, wit

    June 27, 2014

  • The science of shyness

    Shy people have quite a bit to contend with - not least the word itself. 
    It has a number of different meanings, none of which are flattering. To "shy away" from something implies avoidance; to "shy" can also mean to move suddenly in fright; to "be shy of" something can mean to come up short, or be insufficient.

    June 26, 2014

  • Hospitals using consumer purchase data for information on patient health

    Information compiled by data brokers from public records and credit card transactions can reveal where a person shops, the food they buy, and whether they smoke. The largest hospital chain in the Carolinas is plugging data for 2 million people into algorithms designed to identify high-risk patients, while Pennsylvania's biggest system uses household and demographic data.

    June 26, 2014

  • 20140625-AMX-HEALTH-EXERCISE252.jpg Fitness program caters to people with developmental disabilities

    Spirit - which stands for "Social Physical Interactive Respectful Inclusive Teamwork" - offers classes that help clients with developmental disabilities build muscle, increase flexibility and improve their diets. As a population, they have limited opportunities when it comes to health, Smith says. "And a lot need more social interaction," he adds.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • FDA study: Heart pacer-zapper benefits women more CHICAGO (AP) — Women with heart failure are less likely to get a special kind of pacemaker than men, but more likely to benefit from the device, a government analysis suggests.The findings come from the first study of its kind conducted by researcher

    June 25, 2014

  • Amanda Stecker Staying on track while going off the map It’s that time of year again — time for sunshine, swimming, grilling and of course, camping. Camping is a great summer activity, but it is important to incorporate nutrition when planning for a camping trip. From meals to snacks, healthy and balanced

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dr. Ken Womboldt Sciatica is a set of symptoms, not a diagnosis What exactly is sciatica pain? We hear this all the time in our clinic. Sciatica describes persistent pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, down through the buttock and into the lower leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

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