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Q: How bad are trans fats really? Seems hard to believe that simply banning them in restaurants could cut heart attacks and strokes, as a recent study suggests. A: First, let's start with hydrogenation, a process that adds hydrogen to the fats found … more
BRATTLEBORO — After helping to bring more than 7,000 babies into the world in her long career of working with area women, Dr. Cheri Ann Brodhurst will be stepping back from the business of birth and will limit her care to gynecology, including … more
Time for a vacation? What will you eat while you're away from home?Packing good, nutritious food along with other vacation supplies will help you stay healthy. It will also keep your energy on an even keel, so you'll arrive at your destination not … more
BRATTLEBORO — Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but therecontinues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are … more
With all the talk of health care reform dominating the news and halls of government for the better part of the last decade, much can be done to help wellness without fancy legislation, or costing billions of dollars. Doctors at the grass-roots of … more
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom.The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing exercises for … more
Q: My daughter always gives my grandson her cellphone to play with — and he's only 18 months old. I read that this can cause speech delays. How serious is the risk? Does it stunt children in other ways? A: The allure of the screen is powerful. … more
Millions of people experience irregular heartbeats, called arrhythmias, at some point in their lives. Most often, they are harmless and happen in healthy people free of heart disease. However, some abnormal rhythms can indicate life-threatening … more
Health Team Health CoachQuite often, when I counsel my clients about nutrition, I find they have the mistaken idea that healthy food is more expensive. They believe they can't afford to eat healthy. This just isn't so.The "Healthy Cooking on a Tight … more
Wilhelmina Delco learned to swim at 80. Harold Berman is in his 67th year practicing law. Mildred Walston spent 76 years on the job at a candy company. And brothers Joe and Warren Barger are finding new spots in their homes for the gold medals … more
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