The Myth of Holiday Weight Gain

December 7, 2015 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.


By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Right now, you are being bombarded by messages about holiday weight gain. “Avoid those 5 holiday pounds!” “Drop the Egg Nog and drop that extra weight!” The media reminds us again and again that American gluttony will have us bursting at the seams. So, here’s the secret all those news articles leave out: No one knows where that five pound number came from.

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Oprah and Weight Watchers: Some Lessons for All Women

October 20, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

Oprah and Weight Watchers, the company founded by Jean Nidetch of Queens, N.Y., seem like a match made in heaven.

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A Healthier, More Satisfying Second Half of Life: Focus on Prevention and Repair

October 12, 2015 by Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.


By Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.

This is the third in our two-months-long series (40 Things for Every Woman in Her 40s) of Medical Monday articles intended to be useful to all our readers, but pointed especially toward those in their 40s—that in-between decade in which hormonal change has begun but fertility is still possible. This week’s tips center on prevention and repair.

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A Healthier, More Satisfying Second Half of Life: 40 Things for Every Woman in Her 40s

September 28, 2015 by Patricia Allen


By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

The best 40th birthday gift a woman can give herself is a promise to begin these 40 things before 50 so she can have a healthier, more satisfying second half of life.

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Summer Recipes: Apple and Pomegranate Salad

August 28, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson


By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

For our Summer Recipes series, we are finding more ways to cool down. This week, we take you through the sweet, sweet goodness of an apple and pomegranate salad.

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Summer Recipes: Cucumber Salads

August 21, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson


By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

In this week’s edition of Summer Recipes, we are cool as cucumbers with, well. . . cucumber salads of course!

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‘That Sugar Film’: The Truth About Weight Control?

August 20, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

The causes of weight gain and the extremely stubborn problem of weight control are much more complicated than originally believed. It turns out that refined carbohydrates, especially sugars, and especially high fructose corn syrup, may be the most “fattening” food you can possibly eat. But if a calorie is a calorie, how can one food be more fattening than another? Isn’t it just a matter or portion regulation?

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Summer Recipes: Curried Veggie Kebobs

August 14, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson


By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

This week in our Summer Recipes series, we are heating things up with curried veggie kebobs.

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Summer Recipes: Tropical Smoothies

August 7, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson


By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

Fleshy, summer tropical and semi-tropical fruits are perfect for smoothies, whether for breakfast, as a snack, or as a light meal. As with fruit salads, you can pick from a large variety of fruits, liquids, and veggies.

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Summer Recipes: ‘Berry Fresh’ and ‘Ginger-Spicey Rainbow’ Fruit Salads

July 31, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

The bevvy of berries, fleshy fruits like mangoes and plums, as well as grapes and avocados (actually a fruit) provide a perfect summer buffet of mix-and-match selections for fruit salads and smoothies.

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Summer Recipes: Sunshine Summer Salad

July 24, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson


By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

In our Summer Recipe series this week, we show you how to put the sunshine in a hearty summer salad—another no-cooking recipe.

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Summer Recipes: Crunchy Quinoa Tabouli

July 17, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson


By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

Tabouli is traditionally made with bulghur, which is a form of wheat that has been toasted. However, almost any grain can be made tabouli-like. Quinoa lends itself nicely to the task because it is actually a seed that roasts well.

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Summer Recipes: Chilled & Dilled Cucumber Soup

July 10, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson


By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

The cucumber is low in calories with no saturated fats or cholesterol; a good source of potassium and low in sodium; contains the anti-oxidants carotene, vitamin C, vitamin A; has a surprisingly high amount of vitamin K (playing a potential role in bone strength).

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Gluten Sensitivity: Symptoms That May Surprise You

April 30, 2015 by Lilli Link, MD, MS


By Lilli Link, MD, MS

Unless you already know a lot about what gluten can do to your body, you should read on, because you or someone you care about might be experiencing a health challenge from gluten—and not even know it.

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Ro Howe’s Recipes: Minted White and Green Asparagus With Pecorino Polenta

April 7, 2015 by Ro Howe


By Ro Howe

Enjoy the warmth and comfort of the creamy polenta and the sprightly emergence of spring in the asparagus.

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