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The Checkup: January 31, 2010 - February 6, 2010

Is that Right? Sunny-side-up eggs are okay to eat?

(Courtesy of Eggland's Best) I did a double-take when I saw an ad for Eggland's Best eggs on TV the other night. Were those really sunny-side-up eggs on that plate? And was someone really going to eat them? I am among those who take warnings about eating undercooked (and...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  February 5, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Food Safety and Recalls , Is That Right? , Nutrition and Fitness  | Tags: Eggland's Best, egg nutrition, egg salmonella, is that right?, undercooked egg safety  
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Farewell to a trusted source

(Courtesy of RossCenter.com) The last thing I talked about with Jerilyn Ross was throwing up. Actually, what I interviewed her about in October was emetophobia, or the fear of throwing up. As soon as I decided to write about the topic, I knew just who to call. For many...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  February 4, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General Health , Psychology , Stress , Women's Health  
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New SIDS clue found

Babies who die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) appear to have low levels of a chemical in their brains that plays a crucial role in regulating breathing, heart rate and sleep, according to a new federally-funded study. SIDS is a devastating syndrome that has long baffled researchers. It involves...

By Rob Stein  |  February 3, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Motherhood , Neurological disorders  
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The "diet" dilemma

How many weight-loss diets have you tried? Did any of them work? As I write in this week's "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy" column, the market research firm Marketdata Enterprises, Inc. estimates that America has about 72 million dieters. We certainly have plenty of diet plans to choose from: Check...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  February 2, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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The Surgeon General gets it right

Did you read about the Surgeon General's plan to combat obesity in America? I didn't think so. For a major document about a major issue coming from a major figure in the Obama administration, the Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation 2010, released last Thursday, got surprisingly...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  February 1, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Family Health , Health Policy , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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