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Aug. 28, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Breastfeeding: Good for mom, baby, all of us

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.

Aug. 26, 2013 @ 10:25 PM


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:

Aug. 26, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Good news about standards for apple juice

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.

Aug. 25, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Tuna pasta salad

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.

Aug. 24, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Booze news: What's really in that glass?

"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.

Aug. 23, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Tips for preventing sports-related eye injuries

The National Eye Institute (NEI) says that eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children and that every 13 minutes, an ER in the United States treats a sports-related eye injury. Most of the eye injuries among kids aged 11 to 14 occur while playing sports. The NEI says baseball is the leading cause of eye injuries in children 14 and under. Basketball is the leading cause of eye injuries among 15- to 24-year-olds. Here are the sports with the highest rates of eye injuries according to the NEI:

Aug. 22, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Three things you need to know about concussions

Sydney Crosby, Merrill Hodge, Mike Matheny, Junior Seau... Do these names sound familiar? These professional athletes have all suffered from the effects of numerous concussions. Sydney Crosby (Penguins) is still trying to play NHL hockey but Hodge (Steelers/current ESPN analyst) and Matheny (SF Giants/current ST. Louis Cardinals mgr.) were medically retired from their respective sports. Junior Seau (San Diego and New England Patriots) died in an accident that many have linked to his post-concussion issues. The media has placed much focus on concussion in recent years. Sports programs from the youth level to the pros have made it a point of emphasis. If you are an athlete or are around athletes, here are some things you need to know.

Aug. 20, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Healthy Classes, Programs & Screenings

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:

Aug. 20, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

St. Mary's celebrates School of Nursing alumni

HUNTINGTON -- The St. Mary's School of Nursing welcomed back past graduates Saturday, Aug. 17 during its Alumni Homecoming at the St. Marya's Center for Education.

Aug. 19, 2013 @ 12:15 AM

Increasing your life expectancy

In the 1992 movie "Death Becomes Her," Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep opt for immortality, but forget about one thing -- youthfulness. They end up eternally unhealthy. Have we learned from that cautionary tale? Doesn't look like it.