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Giving Thanks for Family Dinner

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on November 16th, 2011 Tags: , ,

For years, dinner time at my house was a recipe for chaos. With a busy husband and three active kids, I never knew who was coming or going. On any given night, sports, friends, school activities, and other commitments kept us on the run. It wasn’t a rare occasion to have one kid running out the door with an energy bar while another was coming…

Alcohol and Cancer: You Can’t Drink to Your Health

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on November 9th, 2011 Tags: ,

A column by Melinda Beck in the November 1, 2011 Wall Street Journal gets right to the point: Regular drinking, even just two drinks a day, raises the risk of many types of cancer, including breast cancer.

The statistics she cites are sobering:

  • Men who drink three or more drinks a day have a 41% higher risk of dying of cancer.
  • Women who drink

Salmon and Tuna: How to Make the Healthiest Choices of These Popular Fish

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on November 2nd, 2011 Tags: ,

If you’ve ever tried to make the healthiest choice at the fish counter without breaking the bank, you know it’s tough. Retailers have to tell you whether fish is wild or farmed, and domestic or imported. But what about the type of fish? Fresh? Frozen? Canned? Here are some tips to help you make the healthiest selections.

Wild versus farmed: Most of us want to…

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