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Healthy Life: Brown-bag lunches to save time, money, calories

Published Mar. 9 2016
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If people can change their habits by bringing brown-bag lunches, they can save themselves hundreds of calories and dollars.

Studies add more evidence of Zika's risk to pregnant women

Published Mar. 5 2016
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The Zika virus may be linked to a wider variety of "grave outcomes" for developing babies than previously reported -...

Let your boss track your fitness, get an Apple Watch

Published Mar. 4 2016
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You know you need to exercise more, but there's always next week, or the week after. To entice you to...

Funding for University of Missouri reactor makes progress

Published Mar. 2 2016
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A state representative says she'll attempt to find $10 million for new training and classroom space at University of Missouri's...

Healthy Life: Soup for health

Published Mar. 2 2016
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For many of us, the beginning of a new year brings renewed resolutions to improve overall health. These soups enlist...

Snacks nation: Food makers turning everything into snacks

Published Mar. 2 2016
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There are no meals anymore, only snacks.

Healthy Life: "Mindful eating' as food for thought

Published Feb. 24 2016
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Mindful eating is a non-dieting approach to weight management. It is being more aware of your eating habits, the sensations...

Frugal Foodie: Rethink snacking for energy boost, weight control

Published Feb. 24 2016
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Do you snack when you feel stressed or bored or just when you're hungry? What foods do you snack on?

Healthy Life: It's a wonderful time for citrus

Published Feb. 17 2016
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In the Midwest we think of "in season" as solely those few late spring to early fall months. We often...

Healthy Life: Supplements: myths, facts

Published Feb. 10 2016
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It can be hard to figure out which supplement is the best, so here are some myths and facts about...

Johnson & Johnson, ViaCyte testing possible diabetes cure

Published Feb. 5 2016
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Johnson & Johnson, continuing its long quest for a Type 1 diabetes cure, is joining forces with biotech company ViaCyte...

Healthy Life: Listen to Mom; eat your veggies

Published Feb. 3 2016
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The advice I find myself giving most often to my patients (and friends and family) is to increase their intake...

Healthy Life: Oats are not a boring option

Published Jan. 28 2016
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Oatmeal can serve as a low-cost, healthy and satisfying option for breakfast or any meal of the day. Most importantly,...

Health care fines press millenials as sign-up deadline nears

Published Jan. 27 2016
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Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don't need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up...

Healthy Life: Don't forget Vitamin D

Published Jan. 20 2016
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Vitamin D has become a subject of great interest to researchers and many others looking at ways to be healthier.

Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

Published Jan. 16 2016
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Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final...

Healthy Life: Welcome all guests to the dinner table

Published Jan. 13 2016
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January is a fresh start to a new year and means a fresh start to many diets. However, some family...

Deadline looms for federal health exchange

Published Jan. 10 2016
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Three weeks are left to sign up for health insurance through the federal exchange.

Tax error complicates financial help for some with Obamacare

Published Jan. 10 2016
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About 1.4 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law failed to properly account...

Healthy Life: Set helpful New Year's resolutions

Published Jan. 6 2016
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For many of us, the new year is a fresh start. The holiday season and all the temptations that come...

FDA proposes ban on indoor tanning for minors

Published Dec. 19 2015
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Anyone under the age of 18 would be barred from using indoor tanning equipment, under a federal proposal to help...

Express Scripts offers low-cost alternative to Turing drug

Published Dec. 2 2015
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The nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager is muscling back into the debate over soaring drug costs by promoting a less-expensive...

Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival's version sells well

Published Nov. 26 2015
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After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than 50-fold, Turing...