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Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:33 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKWhether your fitness journey started as a New Year’s resolution or a desire to fit into a swimsuit, you probably began with inspiration and motivation. You may have lost weight rapidly and noticed your body change in positive ways. That’s to be expected.

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 6:15 AM

A free health clinic is scheduled for Saturday at the Bartle Hall Kansas City Convention Center in downtown Kansas City.The clinic – sponsored by the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics in conjunction with the...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 9:39 AM

“Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight and What We Can Do About It,” by Harriet Brown. Da Capo Press, Boston, 2014. 274 pages. $25.99.

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 12:29 AM

With warmer temperatures and the sun shining, it’s the perfect time to start planting your garden for the 2015 season. Gardening offers many mental and physical health benefits. In addition to being a source of fresh, healthy produce,...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 12:28 AM

If you're already complaining about runny noses and sneezing this spring, you're not alone. It's shaping up to be a difficult season for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. Why? Could be a number of reasons, the consequence of a milder...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 12:28 AM

Health experts consistently recommend that most Americans should try to eat more vegetables. News flash! For one reason or another, most people do not want to hear this advice, much less practice it. When it comes to eating vegetables, raw or...

Posted Apr 10, 2015 at 1:01 AM


Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Q: My 17-year-old daughter says talking on her cellphone while driving is not a distraction, and I should stop bothering her about it. What do you think?

Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 9:32 AM

Q. I think my husband has post-traumatic stress disorder, but he refuses to acknowledge it. He was in Iraq, and he’s experienced some stressful events at his job since returning home. He gets angry each time I mention his problems. Please explain...

Posted Apr 7, 2015 at 8:34 AM

The Jolie Effect. This refers to effect of the announcement by Angelina Jolie Pitt in 2013 that she had undergone double mastectomy to prevent the development of breast cancer. Prevent. Not treat. Last month, when Ms. Jolie Pitt disclosed that...

Posted Apr 7, 2015 at 7:56 AM

English poet William Cowper wrote, “Variety is the very spice of life.” In the kitchen, herbs and spices are the true spice of life. Herbs and spices offer not only a variety of health benefits but also the ability to turn everyday...

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