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By Scott Scanlon & Jane Kwiatkowski // news staff repoRtersHeath Garlow is a juicing believer. • Garlow, 42, an adult education teacher for the Seneca Nation of Indians in Irving, need only slip on a pair of old pants to see what happens when someone limits junk food and blends some meals into fruit and vegetable treats. • Last fall, he weighed 283 pounds, about 90 pou…

A recent study in “Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association” offers more evidence to bolster the health benefits of berries.The study included 93,000 women, ages 25 to 42, who were enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study II. The women filled out dietary questionnaires every four years for 18 years. During that time, 405 of the women had a heart attack.After acco…

Give a free screening for Father’s DayMount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center next week will sponsor the 13th Annual “A Father’s Day Gift of Love and Life” – a free prostate cancer screening.The free screenings will be offered from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, in the Outpatient Center in the north lobby of the hospital at 5300 Mili…

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Buddy Morris is a rock of a man. The former Cleveland Browns, University at Pittsburgh and University at Buffalo football strength coach has a high motor and, since January, a new gig at New York Sports Center in Clarence.That's what happens to a man on the move who falls in love with a Buffalonian, Monica Duncan, a fellow bodybuilder who helps him run the fitness center a…

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During the last couple of years, Kenmore Mercy Hospital Food Service Manager Kathy Kubiak-McAlpine has spiced things up by getting the entire medical complex thinking green – as in more vegetables and more recycling. The hospital cafeteria lists calories on many of its food choices, focuses on portion control and has one of the best salad bars in the Northtowns. “Peo…

By David LillardBlue Ridge PressNext time you go food shopping, save yourself the aggravation of hauling all those bags full of groceries home. Instead, take $40 of the $100 you plan to spend, and throw it in the trash – or nearest compost pile. If you’re like most Americans, as much as 40 percent of the food you buy never gets eaten.That’s an estimated $165 billion per ye…

By Maggie Fazeli FardThe Washington PostChocolate makers Ginger and Frances Park have written a cookbook for kids who have allergies, “Allergies, Away!”To be a “kid in a candy store” epitomizes the ultimate dream come true, one that only gets better when the shop is owned by your mom and aunt.But for Justin Young, whose family owns Washington’s Chocolate Chocolate, the rea…

Health and wellnesshealth fair: Noon to 4 p.m. today, Gerard Place, 2515 Bailey Ave.; free. Health care and dental screenings will be offered, as well safe sleep tips for children, a farmers market and a free garage sale. Hot dogs and Chivetta’s chicken will be available free for lunch.acupuncture open house: Noon to 4 p.m. today, new office of Destin Radder, 779 Cayuga St…

By Armin BrottMcClatchy-Tribune News ServiceDear Mr. Dad: With all the talk of bullies and school violence, isn’t there a way to predict which kids will grow up to be criminals and which won’t?Answer: Sounds like an interesting idea, but if you ever saw the Tom Cruise movie “Minority Report,” you know the potential pitfalls of punishing people for crimes they haven’t commi…

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By Heidi StevensChicago TribuneYour ‘tween wants to pack her own bags for sleep-away camp. Good or bad idea?Parent advice (from our panel of staff contributors):As long as you have no reason to worry that she is trying to take along contraband, this is a great idea. It shows she is maturing, and if she forgets something, it is a wonderful learning experience. I am sure I w…

An egg a day may be A-OKProtein-rich and high in vitamin D, the egg was once revered as an ideal food. Concerns over its high cholesterol content – 210 mg in a large egg, almost all of it in the yolk – prompted some to question whether the risks of eating eggs might be greater than the benefit. The truth may lie somewhere in between.A new analysis of studies done on egg co…

Relieving pain in your knees, hips and back may begin with your feet.If you’re looking to update your athletic shoes before going for a walk or run in the warmer weather, you may be tempted to try out some high-tech machines in specialty shoe stores that boast a better fit.Do they really work?“Yes, but technology is only as valuable as the person interpreting the data,” sa…

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By Josef BrandenburgMcClatchy-TribuneMost people think that the key to taking off the weight and keeping it off is just willpower and self-discipline.In fact, trying to rely on your willpower to keep the weight off of you for the rest of your life is a ticking time bomb – it’s only a matter of time before something else in your life will distract and derail you. The key is…

By Marc and Maya SilverWashington PostBefore soccer became a career for James Riley, a new addition to the D.C. United squad, the sport was his saving grace.When he was a freshman player at Wake Forest University, Riley got a call from his mom.“That was a shocking phone call,” he recalls. “It was probably the last time I cried that hard, hearing those words – ‘I have breas…

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By Scott ScanlonRefresh EditorA lower percentage of African-American women get breast cancer than women who are white, but a higher percentage of those who contract the disease die from it.Black women are less likely to take advantage of mammograms and breast cancer detection practices, and are slower to reach out for health care when abnormal results are discovered.Breast…