Opinion


Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Celebrity chef Sunny Anderson was 19 when she began experiencing abdominal cramps and gastrointestinal bleeding. Her doctors diagnosed her with ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the colon and rectum. That translated to a major cooking lesson: She had to figure out how...
We live our lives in yearly cycles. One annual cycle is the school year and another is the calendar year. Cycles are good as they keep time from running on and on without any benchmarks. Cycles give us the opportunity to experience endings and new beginnings. Our cycles provide order in our lives....
Toni: My Medicare began on November 1st and on December 16th I received my first bill which is $704.80 for my Medicare Part B. This bill is due December 25th and it is only giving me 10 days to pay which making this not a very Merry Christmas or Happy New Year.  I do not see this Medicare cost...
In the 2006 movie “Peaceful Warrior,” Nick Nolte is a mysterious stranger who coaches an aspiring Olympic athlete on how to excel in sport -- and in life: “Take out the trash,” he tells him. “‘The trash’ is anything that’s keeping you from the only thing that matters -- the here and now. And when...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Swimming greats Michael Phelps (23 Olympic gold medals), Allison Schmitt (eight-time Olympic medalist) and Ian Thorpe (five Olympic golds) all have been in hot water. They’ve each battled major depression. “It’s like a weight is pressing down on you. There are days when you just can’t get out of...

Taylor Kovar
Hey Taylor - I’ve finally saved up enough to have a healthy emergency fund and am ready to start tackling my debt. Between credit cards, car payments, and student loans, which do you think I should go after first? - Melissa Hey Melissa - As long as you make a consistent effort to pay down debt...

Don Newbury
Even novices in US History know that discovery of our part of the world was made by Christopher Columbus in 1492. On a far more personal note, Beverly Hindman--an 82-year-old widow in Burleson, TX--has collected important “puzzle pieces” this year to greatly clarify her family history. Now, 527...

Leanne McCrate
Dear Readers, I thought it would be good to end 2019 on a positive note, and according to an analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), American diets are getting healthier! The overall Healthy Eating Index increased from 55.7 to 57.7 (1). This may not seem like much...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
In the 2006 movie “Peaceful Warrior,” Nick Nolte is a mysterious stranger who coaches an aspiring Olympic athlete on how to excel in sport -- and in life: “Take out the trash,” he tells him. “’The trash’ is anything that’s keeping you from the only thing that matters -- the here and now. And when...

Leanne McCrate
Dear Dietitian, My husband has been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. His doctor told him to lose weight, and he tries, but he ends up getting discouraged and goes off his diet. I’m worried about his health, but what can I do? Lauren Dear Lauren, One of the most difficult things in...

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