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Bah-Bah-Bah, Bah-Bah-Berberine

Berberine—a compound extracted from a variety of plants, including barberry, goldenseal, and tree turmeric—has been used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine,...
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Lung Scans: Time to Get Scanned?

Many former smokers should consider yearly lung cancer screening—even if they quit decades ago, according to updated guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS). Although fewer Americans are dying of...
Food Expiration Dates

Decoding the Dates on Your Food

Part 1 of a 3-part series on product 'expiration' dates With the cost of groceries still so high, no one wants to throw away food unnecessarily. But you also don’t...
life's essential 8

These 8 Healthy Habits May Extend Life …

You know you should take that daily walk, eat more vegetables, and keep an eye on your blood pressure, but finding the motivation is sometimes hard. Now a large...
Gas stove

Is Your Gas Stove Really Dangerous?

Many home cooks, like their professional chef counterparts, prefer a gas stove to a conventional electric one. These stoves are used in 38 percent of American households, according to...
Fire Blankets

Are You Prepared to Be a Fire Hero?

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of ads for fire blankets, especially on social media. Are they really better than fire extinguishers for home use, as the ads imply? Fire...
Canned Tuna

Tuna: Dive Right In

Chunk or solid? Light or albacore? Packed in water or oil? Dolphin-safe or line-caught? Picking up a quick, healthy lunch ingredient at the grocery store isn’t as simple as...
Celebrity endorsements

Celebrity Endorsements Everywhere

Celebrity endorsements are nothing new. Lucille Ball turned into a redhead for Max Factor, children all over the world wanted Nike Air Jordan sneakers once Michael Jordan wore them,...
super-agers

Secrets of the Super-Agers

It’s not uncommon to lose a bit of our mental edge as we age, or even to develop some degree of dementia. Mild cognitive impairment affects more than one...
osteopenia

Good Vibrations

If you’re a woman who’s been diagnosed with low bone density (osteopenia), there will soon be a treatment option that doesn’t require taking a pill: Instead, you wear it. Earlier...
ramps

Ramp It Up!

I see “ramps” on some menus this time of year. What are they and how nutritious are they? Sometimes called wild leeks, ramps (Allium tricoccum) belong to the same genus...