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Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

Hungry in America

 Most middle-class Americans grew up thinking that hunger happens elsewhere, in India or Ethiopia or some other famished land on the far side of the world. But hunger
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

The Slow Food phenomenon

You don’t have to dig deep to see the allure of fast food. It’s cheap, it’s convenient and it’s everywhere. The fast-food franchise machine, however, has gone unchecked for decades, garnering an unprecedented degree of power over our country’s food supply. It has played its part in fueling the industrialization of...
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

The Slow Food phenomenon

You don’t have to dig deep to see the allure of fast food. It’s cheap, it’s convenient and it’s everywhere. The fast-food franchise machine, however, has gone unchecked for decades, garnering an unprecedented degree of power over our country’s food supply. It has played its part in fueling the industrialization of...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

Plus Weight-control Tips and Resources

Obesity’s not something that has one simple “cause.” It’s influenced by a number of factors, from the foods you eat to the type and amount of exercise you do to your family’s genetic makeup. Beyond food, fitness and your genes, here are a few of the major culprits in weight gain and loss: Stress: People who are...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

Local groups are teaming up to help overweight children slim down

We hear it all the time, especially around the start of each new year: Many Americans are fat. On average, we weigh more—and eat more— than people in most other countries, as well as our parents and grandparents did. Plus, the problem is starting so early that we’re now seeing some of the most severe...
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008
Legendary banjo player Eddie Adcock, 70, had been suffering from hand tremors that failed to respond to medication, so he volunteered for a revolutionary neurosurgery in August. Adcock finger-picked tunes while his brain was exposed so that Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgeons could try to locate the defective area. In “deep brain...

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