If there were a vaccine against goofs, we (and our staff) would be the first ones in line. But, alas, there's no EEV (Edit Error Vaccine). So when an attentive reader pointed out that there's no hepatitis C vaccine either (in a feature last month on common infections, we said there was, even though we know perfectly well vaccines are available only for hep A and B), we wanted to take this opportunity to say thanks for catching the error and to pass along exciting news about the potential for a real hep C vaccine.
Here's a creative way to use leftover cooked spaghetti: try mixing it with eggs for a filling Italian omelet. If you don't want to buy separate bunches of fresh herbs, look for an Italian blend package that may contain some of each or use one-third the amount of dried. Recipe courtesy of the American Heart Association.
When Carole King wrote the song "Happy Being Fat," she nailed the attitude that many overweight teens have about being prodded to slim down: "Don't tell me to go on a diet. Don't give me no pills. Just leave me alone with my ice-cream cone, and let me eat my fill."
Being diagnosed with an eye disease or disorder can be upsetting and you may leave the doctor's office without asking the questions you'll think of later. An important part of any patient/physician relationship is good communication. The National Eye Institute (NEI) recommends asking questions like the following if you're diagnosed with an eye problem:
Change up your strength training routine and try out a kettlebell. A kettlebell is an ancient Russian exercise tool that is increasing in popularity for fitness enthusiasts. Shaped like a cannonball, it's a cast iron weight with a handle. The kettlebell allows for ballistic movements and swinging motions you can't do with traditional weights.
Women are frequently harassed for breastfeeding in public. It reached a fever pitch in 2006, when a woman was kicked off a flight for breastfeeding while the plane was still at the gate. We wonder what the airline would have done in mid-air. Clearly, the crew didn't know what was best for baby, mom or them.
HUNTINGTON -- A number of health-conscious classes, programs and screenings are scheduled in the Tri-State this week. Some of the activities offered in the area:
Apples have been causing problems since, well, that first bite. And more recently, apple juice has been the trigger for a debate about arsenic in your food supply -- and how safe it is for kids to drink apple juice that may contain this carcinogen.
DIETITIAN'S TIP: To make a complete and colorful meal, serve this tuna salad with a blend of cubed cantaloupe, red grapes and strawberry halves. For variety, top the salad with fresh dill or chives. Recipe courtesy of the Mayo Clinic.
"Drunk History," originally part of Will Farrell's FunnyorDie.com, is now on Comedy Central, where it's serving up even more inebriated historical re-enactments. And although they're somewhat entertaining, we figure seeing comedian Duncan Trussell (after a six-pack of beer and a bottle of absinthe) narrate the story of Nicola Tesla, the father of Western technology (with John C. Reilly as Tesla), should be enough to convince the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that mandatory nutritional labels on booze is a smart move.