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Banana-Blueberry Bread

Banana-Blueberry Bread

Ingredients 12 bananas, ripe 1 cup no trans fat margarine 1 cup canola oil 3 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 8 eggs 3 cups cake flour 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons salt 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 350 [...]

Posted on: August 20, 2014

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Nutrition

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Nutrition

Rebecca Manno, MD, MHS , assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Johns Hopkins University, addresses some common questions and misperceptions about the role of nutrition in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).   Q: Can a specific type of diet or certain foods cause RA?   A: In terms disease onset, there are no data [...]

Posted on: August 20, 2014

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Being in Awe Can Change Your Experience of Time

Being in Awe Can Change Your Experience of Time

Awe-inspiring moments make us feel happier and less busy. At some point, we all wish we had more than 24 hours in a day. You don’t have to be a magician to expand time—it turns out, all you have to do is experience awe. Yes, awe—that overwhelming feeling you experience at [...]

Posted on: August 20, 2014

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Healthy Lunchbox

Healthy Lunchbox

School lunches your child will love. Our nation seems to be engaged in school lunch wars. Advocates for reforming our school lunch standards include British chef Jamie Oliver (also known as the Naked Chef), who has launched the Food Revolution, and parents around the country who are appalled by the standard [...]

Posted on: August 19, 2014

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Out from the Shadows

Out from the Shadows

Healthcare providers, mental health professionals, and affected families around the country are working hard to shine light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. By Diana Price Six weeks after Ivy Shih Leung delivered her daughter, she was hit with crippling insomnia despite, as she terms it, “mind-numbing exhaustion.” A traumatic birthing experience [...]

Posted on: August 20, 2014

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The Stories We Tell: Women, Cancer, and Social Media

The Stories We Tell: Women, Cancer, and Social Media

In this age of online communication, social media plays a bigger role in many women’s journeys. By Mia James Since its inception the Internet has played a role in healthcare. But what started as primarily a source of information, as patients learned the benefits—and the pitfalls—of “googling” a diagnosis, has now [...]

Posted on: August 20, 2014

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Calcium and Vitamin D May Improve Cholesterol

Calcium and Vitamin D May Improve Cholesterol

If you are a postmenopausal woman and are already taking calcium and vitamin D for bone health, you may be getting an added benefit from these nutrients: improved cholesterol. According to a recent study from the Women’s Health Initiative, published online in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society, higher [...]

Posted on: August 20, 2014

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Ode to Breakfast

Ode to Breakfast

The first meal of the day shines in this collection of nourishing, delicious recipes. By Diana Price For many of us, breakfast has become—at least most of the time— a purely utilitarian meal: a quick, necessary bite meant to launch us out the door and keep us energized and focused through [...]

Posted on: August 20, 2014

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10-Minute Workouts, Three Times a Day for Better Health

10-Minute Workouts, Three Times a Day for Better Health

By Ann Bloom Life is busy. Between work and family obligations, it can be hard to find a 30-minute time slot for exercise every day—but what if you could get the exercise you needed in 10-minute increments instead? According to researchers from the Healthy Lifestyles Research Center at Arizona State University, three 10-minute [...]

Posted on: August 20, 2014

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