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  • Community gardens grow in number, variety

    Over the past five years, community gardens have really taken off in Spokane County. Today there are more than 20, and more are being added every year. There is no …


  • Wash. state may change fish consumption estimate

    The Ecology Department wants to raise the estimate of the amount of fish Washington residents eat as a way to improve water quality standards and to protect fish eaters from …


  • E. coli in drinking water at Lake CDA campground

    E. coli bacteria has been discovered in the drinking water supply at the Forest Service’s Bell Bay Campground, which is four miles north of Harrison on Lake Coeur d’Alene.


  • Yellow spice eases psoriasis, but causes rash

    Q. I’ve been taking turmeric for psoriatic arthritis, and it has made my hands dry and my fingertips split. I have been taking two pills a day. I have noticed …


  • Eating habits can lead to some fatigue

    DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m in good health and I’ve been sleeping well. But I’m tired all the time. Could my food choices be causing this lethargy? DEAR READER: Most of …


  • Health benefits helping rekindle interest in organic gardening

    When Laurie Garretson’s son was diagnosed with leukemia nearly 40 years ago, doctors told her that he wouldn’t see his third birthday. As a loving mother, she wasn’t going to …


  • Couples trying to conceive advised to get healthy, learn to relax

    When couples decide to conceive, health is often a big concern, though not one most young couples think they need to worry about.


  • Doug Clark: Sugar bad for health, good for defense readiness

    If you watched “60 Minutes” Sunday night, then you know that sugar has joined the ranks of red meat, coffee, cigarettes and other foods that should be shunned like adulterers …


  • Plump passengers prompt change on Washington ferries

    The Washington state ferry service will never say, “Not so fast, fatso,” but it has had to reduce the capacity of the nation’s largest ferry system because passengers have been …


  • Subway’s Jared gives the skinny on good health

    Jared Fogle, the man who famously lost weight with exercise and Subway sandwiches, spends about 100 days per year traveling to elementary schools around the country to deliver his message …


  • Study: Healthy eating means spending more at store

    A healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published today that says the government should do …


  • Data: U.S. obesity rate high, but not rising

    Raise a glass of diet soda, the nation’s obesity rate seems to have leveled off. But more than two-thirds of adults and almost a third of children are overweight, and …


  • Calorie proposal gains fans

    WASHINGTON – Calorie counts for every pizza, blueberry muffin, chef’s salad or anything else that comes from many chain restaurants and vending machines would be instantly available to consumers, thanks …


  • Calorie counts can’t be trusted

    Dieters can’t believe everything they read: The food at many popular chain restaurants and in the freezer section of the supermarket may contain a lot more calories than advertised. A …


  • Joy to the scales

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, when it’s oh-so-easy to begin to look a lot like Santa Claus. Sweet temptations are everywhere. The office, in particular, can be …


  • Web sites map diet plans

    The road to diet hell is paved with books, all by authors firmly convinced of the inarguable perfection of their own eating plans. And although detailed, customized menus may not …


  • Take steps to better eating

    Changing your diet habits isn’t easy, but here are some tips from Sharon Salsman, a dietitian with Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, on taking the first steps: Adopt an …


  • Green tea can help you lose that belly fat

    If reducing that paunch is one of your goals, consider adding green tea to your diet. A study published in the February issue of the Journal of Nutrition supports the …


  • Tricks help you make thick soups minus the fat

    Thinking about how to fill up while on a diet? Think about soup. Soup as a main course is an excellent way to feel satisfied by eating low-calorie vegetables and …


  • Healthy eating for 2009 starts now

    Resolutions that involve better eating could start right here. These recipes fall within our nutritional guidelines as healthful, and they all taste great.


  • A guy’s guide

    Hey, guys, we’re four days into 2009 and chances are good that you’re already feeling like a loser. Resolutions not working out too well, eh? It’s pretty easy to see …


  • New Year offers chance for a fresh start

    Whether you’re resolving to eat more meals at home, learn to love vegetables or add a few new kitchen tricks to your repertoire, there’s help for those New Year’s promises. …


  • Weight&see

    E verybody who has tried to lose weight knows this simple fact: It’s all about calories in and energy out. Build up enough of a deficit and the pounds start …


  • Calculate Your Calorie Needs

    How do you know how many calories you should be eating each day? Nutritionists work with resting metabolic rate (RMR) as the cornerstone for determining that. The RMR is the …


  • Even Moderate Weight Gain Can Be Deadly, Study Shows

    The evidence continues to weigh in: for health and longevity, it pays to be thin - considerably thinner than current guidelines for middle-aged Americans recommend. A major new study suggests …


  • Camp Calcium Not Exactly A Fun-Filled Vacation

    To the 14 middle-school girls, spending three weeks of their summer vacation in a college sorority house with free food, interesting classes and tons of recreation was a great adventure. …


  • Baby Foods: First Junk Food? Consumer Group Critical Of Fillers, Sugar In Baby Food

    Parents should read those labels. They may be starting their infants down the junk-food trail with baby food laden with starches and sugars, a consumer advocacy group said Thursday. “I’m …


  • Dr. Spock’s Advice For Everyone: Embrace A Non-Dairy Vegetarian Diet

    “Don’t drink your milk! Don’t eat your meat!” Surprising advice from the world’s most famous doctor? Not if you know Benjamin Spock. Vegetarian. Peace lover. Animal-rights activist. Since writing the …


  • Nearly 3 In 4 Americans Are Overweight

    Americans keep putting on the pounds, according to a new survey that says nearly three in four are overweight. The Harris Survey released today found that 71 percent of Americans …