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Adjusting to the New Alcohol Research: How I Do It

By on December 1st, 2011 Tags: , ,

In my column Alcohol and Cancer: You Can’t Drink to Your Health, we talked about the recent research that reaffirms the alcohol and breast cancer link — but also makes safe alcohol limits even lower than previously thought. Our column sparked a very good question from a community member:

Ktn says:

This is a hard one for me because I really enjoy a glass …

Giving Thanks for Family Dinner

By 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 …

Back to the Tap (Water)

By on October 5th, 2011 Tags: , , ,

Many doctors recommend drinking 8 glasses of fluids a day to keep your systems flowing and going. Water is a much healthier zero-calorie beverage than soda, juice, or energy drinks. Clean drinking water straight from the tap was a great technological advance, and bottled water is an important backup for emergencies. In the last two decades though, bottled water sales skyrocketed as people turned away …

Antimicrobial Soaps: A Washout

By on September 8th, 2011 Tags: ,

We get the message everywhere: airports, malls, public restrooms, doctors’ offices, kitchens, and other public spaces. Wash your hands with soap and water to avoid spreading germs and getting sick. It’s good advice and I make sure to follow it.

But do you know exactly what’s in your hand soap? It’s a good bet that most of the soap and hand sanitizers you use have …

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