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The Checkup: August 23, 2009 - August 29, 2009

Is That Right? Pop-Tarts are "Made with Real Fruit"

Full disclosure: I love Pop-Tarts. I can't allow them in the house because I could eat a whole box in a sitting. But that doesn't mean I'm going to look the other way when Kellogg's, maker of the popular toaster pastries, makes a misleading claim on the Pop-Tarts package. The...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  August 28, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Nutrition and Fitness  
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Beware the CT Scan?

There's more evidence out today that CT scans and other medical procedures that expose patients to radiation may be putting many Americans at risk. While CT scans and other procedures are very useful for accurately diagnosing a variety of medical conditions, a growing body of evidence has been raising concerns...

By Rob Stein  |  August 27, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Cancer , Cardiovascular Health , General Health , Health Policy , Medical Technology  
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Heart Association Says Scale Back the Sweet Tooth

(James M. Thresher For The Washington Post) Do you have any idea how much added sugar you can safely eat in a day? The American Heart Association's new statement on the matter, published yesterday in AHA's journal Circulation, may surprise many: While the average American is accustomed to ingesting...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  August 26, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Just How Nutritious Are Those Summer Fruits and Veggies?

I spent time last week sitting on a beach chair in Ocean City (wearing plenty of sunscreen!) reading Julia Child's delightful memoir My Life in France. Apart from her riveting account of living (and eating) in France during the late 1940s and 1950s, the thing that struck me most about...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  August 25, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Back to School with Bento Boxes

(Julia Ewan for The Washington Post) As students return to school today in District of Columbia public schools and in other jurisdictions over the next two weeks, there's lots of buzz about school nutrition programs (which I'll be writing about in my "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy" column on...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  August 24, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Family Health , Nutrition and Fitness  
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