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  1. Arsenic in Food: FAQ

    Recent investigations have found the toxin arsenic in rice and apple juice. Consumer Reports published results of their tests of 88 samples of apple and grape juices. Nine samples had more arsenic than the federal government allows in drinking water In a separate analysis of government nutrition dat

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  2. Top Doctor Topics of 2011

    Concerns about drugs, both prescription and illegal, made headlines during 2011. The possibility of cancer from cell phones came into the spotlight as well. But not all news was about warnings and scares. The FDA approved a new drug for diabetes, linagliptin, giving people with type 2 diabetes anoth

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  3. Eight Healthy Facts About Kale

    History of Kale Kale has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years. Popular in Europe during Roman times and the Middle Ages, it arrived in the United States in the 17th century. Kale Chips Kale chips are a nutritious, easy-to-make snack: Remove kale leaves from stems, tear into bite-sized pieces, d

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  4. WebMD's Top Health Stories of 2011

    What sets important health stories apart is that they involve all of us on a personal level -- even if we don’t know it at the time. It may be a story that transfixes us because its impact is immediate -- or it may be a story that’s a bit under the radar but may later change the way we look at healt

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  5. Holiday Feasting Without the Guilt

    At the holidays, it can be tempting to let your healthy eating plan fall by the wayside. But in reaction, are you planning to stick even more strictly to your diet, glumly passing up every traditional treat? Or will you abandon your usual healthy ways altogether and head into the new year with a nag

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  6. Lose Weight, Gain Tons of Benefits

    A little goes a long way when it comes to weight loss. Research has shown that losing 10% of your body weight -- or less – can have big payoffs for your health. Such a small loss may not seem like much if you're trying to look svelte in your jeans. But in terms of your health, it can be a big victor

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  7. What to Know About Omega-3s and Fish

    Fish and omega-3 fatty acids. If you keep up with the latest nutrition news, you may have a pretty good sense of what they offer. But, if you're like many people, you still can't tell your omega-3s from your omega-6s -- and you sure as heck can't pronounce eicosapentaenoic acid. That's OK. Our fishi

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  8. Healthy Holiday Food and Diet Tips

    As much as we look forward to holiday parties and dinners, many of us fear enjoying it too much – and packing on the pounds. Indeed, the average American consumes approximately 4,500 calories and 229 grams fat from eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. And that doesn’t include breakfast, lunch,

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  9. Dietitians' Stay-Slim Secrets

    Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, and other dietitians share their diet and fitness tips.

  10. Seven Healthy Facts About Parsnips

    History of Parsnips Parsnips are native to Europe and Asia and were introduced to North America in the 17th century. Medicinal Uses of Parsnips People used to believe (falsely) that eating parsnips could relieve a toothache or tired feet. Sugar in Parsnips The parsnip's unique flavor comes from the

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