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Put your taste buds through training camp

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Summer camp in the National Football League; summer league in the National Basketball Association; and of course, spring training in Major League Baseball: They're all dedicated to getting players ready before the season officially starts. And it works, bringing out the best in athletes (newbies and veterans), so they can perform at their ...Read more

Waist not, want not

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"He will waste nothing; but he must want nothing." -- Theologian John Wesley, 1772

"Waste not, want not." -- A modern-day version of the time-tested saying

Let's update it even more: "Waist not, want not." That's the conclusion of researchers who looked at 157,000 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative. They found that ...Read more

How excess weight damages your brain

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When weatherman Al Roker hit 340 pounds, he knew he needed to change his ways. Bariatric surgery in 2002 launched him on a journey that, with ups and downs, helped him cruise into his 60s as a much healthier 190-pound man. How did he change his relationship to food? One bite at a time. For example, he says, "I try not to read and eat, and ...Read more

Beyond the binge

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Babe Ruth was known as the "Sultan of Swat" for his outstanding play on the baseball field. In 1924 he led the league with a .378 batting average and 46 home runs! But his off-field drinking turned him into the Baron of Binge, and in 1925 it caused him to miss part of spring training and 56 games.

A study found that binge drinking -- downing ...Read more

Preparing for surgery

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According to sports psychologist John F. Murray, the more success an athlete has achieved, the more likely it is that he or she will experience depression before and after surgery, say, to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon. (Are you listening, Kevin Durant?) That's an interesting theory, but it's certainly true that anyone who's having surgery ...Read more

Let's talk turkey

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The 2013 animated movie "Free Birds" tells the story of two turkeys who time-travel back to 1621, just before the first-ever Thanksgiving. Their mission: prevent the most fowl of crimes and remove turkey from the holiday menu.

Didn't work: Americans eat around 51.6 million turkeys on Thanksgiving Day! The rest of the year we're chowing down on ...Read more

Can allergies affect your hearing?

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The Who bandmates Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are both in their 70s and both admit to significant hearing loss from years of exposure to high-decibel rock music. Huey Lewis had to cancel part of his 2018 tour because of hearing loss, which his doctors seem to think is due to Meniere's disease. But can seasonal allergies cause muffled ...Read more

The truth about turmeric

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When 13th-century explorer Marco Polo visited China, he was captivated by the culture's use of the bright-yellow root vegetable turmeric, which he described as having "the properties of saffron, yet it is not really saffron."

It was another 600 years until the hard-to-describe flavor of turmeric (musty, pungent, bitter, gingery, aromatic, ...Read more

Are you being sucked into the black hole of middle-age self-neglect?

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NASA released the first-ever picture of a black hole and its shadow in July 2019. That made us think about certain sports teams that are notorious for drawing their fans into a black hole of broken dreams from which there seems no escape. Yet, as Stephen Hawking famously predicted, energy can escape a black hole's iron grip, and so can sports ...Read more

Now hear this -- and keep dementia at bay

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In 1966, Timothy Leary got it wrong (not surprising) when he said, "Turn on, tune in, drop out." Research from the U.K.'s University of Exeter and King's College London clearly shows that when you turn on a hearing aid and tune in to what's going on around you, you don't drop out. Quite the opposite happens. You strengthen your connection to the...Read more

Taking a bite out of heart disease

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In order to prepare for the lead role in the 2013 biopic "Jobs," Ashton Kutcher opted for a fruitarian diet. Guess he wanted to get inside the insides of Steve Jobs, a sometimes fruit-centered eccentric. It landed Kutcher in the hospital with serious pancreas problems. (Jobs died of pancreatic cancer.) Clearly, it's possible to have too much of ...Read more

Protecting yourself from misdiagnosis

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In 2017, the New Orleans Saints dismissed their team orthopedists because they diagnosed cornerback Delvin Breaux's broken fibula as a bruise and made it look like the slow-to-rebound player was dogging it. What was actually required was surgery.

Misdiagnosis can happen to anyone -- even high-profile athletes. According to a new report in the ...Read more

Bad added sugar, good natural sugars

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Dwight Howard, a 6-foot-11 NBA rebounding machine, wasn't playing well when he joined the 2013 Lakers. The team's nutritionist, Cate Shanahan, soon discovered the cause: a massive sugar addiction. "You name it; he ate it," she said. He had been eating two dozen chocolate bars' worth of sugar every single day for years! Like any addict, he had ...Read more

All-natural testosterone boosters are boosting your wallet

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Popeye the Sailor Man reached for a can of spinach whenever he wanted to be "strong to da finich." Similarly, men who want to boost their strength and sexual vitality may reach for "natural" testosterone-boosting supplements. But research shows these over-the-counter products, containing vitamins such as B5, B6, B12 and niacin, along with zinc ...Read more

Are your grandkids at risk from your meds?

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Three generations of Matthews have played in the NFL: Clay Matthews Sr. played four seasons for the San Francisco 49ers. His eldest son, Clay Matthews Jr. (Cleveland Browns), and younger son Bruce (Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans) both played 19 seasons to great acclaim. Then, Matthews Jr. had two kids who made it to the NFL: Clay III (Green Bay...Read more

Can intermittent fasting prevent Type 2 diabetes?

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On July 6, Zion Williamson, basketball's newest No. 1 pick, began his career with the New Orleans Pelicans in an NBA Las Vegas Summer League game. The star-studded crowd of attendees included the Lakers' LeBron James, New Orleans' Lonzo Ball and boxer Floyd Mayweather. Williamson rattled the rim with 11 points in the first nine minutes, but then...Read more

Worried about worrying? How to stop the cascade

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After Barbara Streisand froze midsong in front of 135,000 people in New York's Central Park, well, you can see how she might get anxious about getting that anxious again. It took her 27 years and 2,700 hours of psychotherapy to be able walk back onto the stage!

Now, not everyone has such an anxious reaction to being anxious, but almost everyone...Read more

Worried about worrying? How to stop the cascade

Health / Drs. Oz and Roizen /

After Barbara Streisand froze midsong in front of 135,000 people in New York's Central Park, well, you can see how she might get anxious about getting that anxious again. It took her 27 years and 2,700 hours of psychotherapy to be able walk back onto the stage!

Now, not everyone has such an anxious reaction to being anxious, but almost everyone...Read more

Mind your peas and quinoa: The MIND diet

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Craig Breslow, dubbed "the smartest man in baseball," pitched for seven MLB teams, including the Cleveland Indians in 2008. That was after he attended Yale (majoring in biochemistry and biophysics while leading Ivy League baseball with a 2.56 ERA). He was also admitted to, but didn't attend, NYU Medical School. A mind to admire!

So is the MIND ...Read more

Mind your peas and quinoa: The MIND diet

Health / Drs. Oz and Roizen /

Craig Breslow, dubbed "the smartest man in baseball," pitched for seven MLB teams, including the Cleveland Indians in 2008. That was after he attended Yale (majoring in biochemistry and biophysics while leading Ivy League baseball with a 2.56 ERA). He was also admitted to, but didn't attend, NYU Medical School. A mind to admire!

So is the MIND ...Read more

 

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