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The Checkup: April 11, 2010 - April 17, 2010

Is that right? Nutrition Facts are enough?

Whether you're trying to lose 10 pounds (as I am) or just trying to feed yourself and your family better, checking Nutrition Facts panels on packaged foods is an important way to keep tabs on what you're about eat -- or to make an informed decision not to eat it....

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  April 16, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Guest Blogger , Is That Right? , Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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Me ... as I'm meant to be?

Will losing 10 pounds really deliver all the goods I expect? Linda Bacon, a nutrition professor at the University of California, Davis, an advocate of the Health at Every Size movement, urges me to reconsider my campaign. Dear Jennifer, It can be such a heady feeling when you're ready to...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  April 15, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Guest Blogger , Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity , Women's Health  
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Popular stem cell lines submitted for approval

Four human embryonic stem cell lines that are popular among scientists have finally been submitted to the National Institutes of Health for approval under President Obama's new stem cell policy. The WiCell Research Institute of Madison, Wisc., late Tuesday asked the NIH to approves the lines, including one known as...

By Rob Stein  |  April 14, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Stem cells  
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Wars' toll on military kids

Children of troops deployed in Afghanistan or Iraq are more likely than other kids to suffer from anxiety when a parent is away and even after the parent returns home, according to new research. Patricia Lester of UCLA and her colleagues studied 171 families from the Army's Fort Lewis and...

By Rob Stein  |  April 14, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Mental Health  
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Fido minus 5

(Courtesy of Ernie Ward) When I embarked on my Me Minus 10 campaign, several people recommended I start walking my dog as a way to augment my physical activity routine. Turns out they were on to something. But walking the dog isn't just about me. Today's guest blogger, Dr....

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  April 13, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Guest Blogger , Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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Conquering food cravings: a tips list

When I'm trying to lose weight, sometimes I'll be tripping merrily along when suddenly, out of nowhere, a craving calls. Whether it's for pizza, a cheeseburger, a Snickers bar or a bowl of Ben & Jerry's, a craving can call my weight-loss campaign to a screeching, if temporary, halt. Is...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  April 12, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Guest Blogger , Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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