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Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches from Nutrition Experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Offer

Today, in America, one in three children is considered overweight or obese. Now is a good time to start the school year off right with healthy eating habits. Nutrition experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are offering parents tips for packing healthy school lunches.

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A Friend at the End

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At Suburban Hospital, an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins Hospital system, nurses and volunteers offer compassion, companionship so that No One Dies Alone.

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How Science Sizzles in the Modern Kitchen

Some of the world’s finest chemists don’t wear lab coats. Instead, they don aprons and toques, and masterfully meld their passion for cooking with a growing awareness of the science behind the culinary arts. The results are driving an extraordinary expansion of our cuisine and transforming ordinary meals into fabulous feasts. That’s according to a group of prominent chefs, authors and culinary educators who will speak on Sunday, August 10, from 9 a.m. until noon, at the 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.

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Southern-Style Eating Increases Risk of Death for Kidney Disease Patients

Consuming fried foods and sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to a 50 percent increase in risk of death, according to a new study in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

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UF/IFAS Study: When It Comes to Gluten-Free Diets, Unfounded Beliefs Abound

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Lots of people are eating gluten-free diets, but perhaps for the wrong reasons, a UF/IFAS researcher says. Such diets, while necessary for those with celiac disease, may lack nutrients essential to good health.

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Put Lean Bison Meat on Your Family's Menu

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Incorporate more lean protein into your diet by opening the pages of "Bison: My Way!" cookbook. Discover creativity and nutritional know-how as Kristin Olson shows how to enhance the true American food. The cookbook contains 25 recipes featuring bison as the main protein in entrees, salads, soups and stews for beginner to expert cooks. Recipes for Olson's famous berry sauces are also sprinkled throughout the pages.

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Repeal of Exclusionary Michigan Licensing Law a Victory for Consumer Health, Says Nutrition Professional Group

The repeal of the Michigan law is the latest significant sign that policy makers are recognizing the growing diversity of the nutrition profession and the benefit to consumer health and job growth by broadening, rather than narrowing, access to nutrition services.

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Diet or Exercise? “Energy Balance” is Real Key to Disease Prevention

USDA, ACSM, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics join forces to announce action steps to combat obesity crisis.

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Cocoa Extract May Counter Specific Mechanisms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Insights into mechanisms behind cocoa’s benefit may lead to new treatments or dietary regimens

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Broccoli Sprout Beverage Enhances Detoxification of Air Pollutants in Clinical Trial in China

Daily consumption of a half cup of broccoli sprout beverage produced rapid, significant and sustained higher levels of excretion of benzene, a known human carcinogen, and acrolein, a lung irritant, in a trial involving nearly 300 Chinese men and women living in one of China's most polluted regions.

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