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Recipes for Health: Sweet Potato Soufflé – A soufflé that is not too sweet to serve as a starter at your Thanksgiving table, but that also makes an impressive dessert.
Ouch, My Knee! Is There a Bike Fitter in the House? – Bike fittings for recreational cyclists has mushroomed into a mainstream offering found at scores of bikes shops and training centers around the country.
Holiday Fixings, Locally Grown – Connecticut farmers are expanding their offerings to satisfy an increasing demand for local Thanksgiving fare, while demand for fresh turkeys outstrips the availability of slaughterhouses.
Vital Signs: Vitamins Seen as No Help in Heart Disease – A large long-term trial has found that vitamins C and E work no better than placebos at reducing a person?s risk of heart disease.
Fitness: Learning How to Walk (Chewing Gum Not Included) – A yoga instructor has incorporated walking lessons into his yoga classes, insisting that proper alignment helps keep you moving toward better health.
Bake Sales Fall Victim to Push for Healthier Foods – The school bake sale is becoming obsolete in California, as new standards restrict what foods can be sold to students.
Fitness: Road Runner Rage – Nothing ruins a good run quite like a ton of steel in your path.
Food Storage as Grandma Knew It – For economic and health reasons, a number of Americans are making the seemingly anachronistic choice to turn their basement into a root cellar.
Q & A: Heating and Depleting – When scum is skimmed off homemade soup, what nutrients are lost?
Calories Do Count – Complex diet regimens are starting to look like exotic mortgages and, just like a reliable savings account, good old calorie counting is coming back into fashion.
Some Big Food Companies Adopt Nutrient Standards – The ?Smart Choices Program? aims to reduce confusion in the grocery aisle over nutritional value by adopting common standards.
The Food Issue: Farmer in Chief – What the next president can and should do to remake the way we grow and eat our food.
The Way We Live Now: 10-12-08: Why Take Food Seriously? – Because your life depends on it.
Vital Signs: Awareness: Better Labels Urged for Caffeine in Drinks – A new study suggests that energy drink labels should list caffeine content and recommended limits, including a warning about use by children.
A Debilitating Disease That Is Often Unknown – Mimi Winsberg, a triathlete who once sustained herself with energy bars and pasta, found she had celiac disease, which can only be treated with a gluten-free diet.
Phys Ed: Stretching: The Truth – Forget everything you know about warming up. This is how it?s done.
Personal Best: Clues to Help Explain the Frequency of Injuries – There are clues that suggest some people really are injury prone.
Vital Signs: Hazards: Careful When You Go Up for That Rebound – Rebounds, according to a new study, accounted for one-quarter of the injuries in basketball games.
Fitness: Workout Regimens You Can Live With – The federal government issues guidelines for exercise, emphasizing the variety of activities.
Vital Signs: Nostrums: Supplements Seem to Be No Help to Knees – A new study suggests that the widely used diet supplements glucosamine and chondroitin may be ineffective in patients with arthritis of the knee.
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