Opinion

There has been a lot of criticism over the President’s use of the term “Chinese virus” and rightfully so. Names have not always been an accurate way of identifying ground zero for any disease. Health leaders have named this current virus COVID-19. You cannot call this coronavirus because that is a...
Katy Perry has nyctophobia -- and that’s not a fear of NYC. It’s fear of the dark. The singer-songwriter says she often sleeps with the lights on because “a lot of evil things go on in the dark.” It turns out, when it comes to bedtime, a lot of things that are evil (for your health) go on in the...

Taylor Kovar
Hey Taylor - I’m closing in on 30, have a good job, and steadily increasing wages, but I feel like my student debt and credit cards aren’t decreasing at all. What am I doing wrong? - Jim Hey Jim - Sorry to hear about the debt. Honestly, it’s less about what you’re doing wrong and more about what...
Hooded seal mothers make 22 liters of breastmilk a day -- and their thirsty pups are weaned in just four days, as they super-grow from 55 to 110 pounds. A black bear mom feeds her cubs for two years, but she sleeps through the first three months of breastfeeding. These cases make human...

Leanne McCrate
Dear Dietitian, To increase consumption of EPA and DHA, I’ve started eating wild canned pink salmon with skin and bones. As you know, salt is added to such products, and I’d rather not consume excess sodium. If I drain and rinse the salmon with water, how much EPA and DHA would I lose either from...
Let’s make a worldwide observation. Man’s “inhumanity to man” has been chronicled--as well as played out, unfortunately--across the centuries. (Hey, now. I’m writing in broadest terms that likewise include women, too. They’ve worked right alongside, and often ahead, but that’s a whole ‘nuther story...
Guys, does watching “Godfather Part II” make you feel like a hyped-up lone wolf? According to a 2004 study in Hormones and Behavior, that’s because the macho movie has made your testosterone level rise 30%. Conversely, the study says, if you watch a romantic flick like “When Harry Met Sally” your...
Hi Taylor - My husband and I are in a bit of bind. He recently got laid off and is receiving unemployment, but he has a $700/mo car payment that we can no longer afford. What are our options? We don’t want to have the car repossessed and take a credit hit (his credit is already subpar), but I don’t...
Dear Dietitian, I was just diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia. What should I do about my diet? Will I never be able to have dessert again? Please help. Megan Dear Megan, A new diagnosis can sometimes be overwhelming, but as you learn how to manage it and you feel better, it will become a part of...
The Great Salt Lake on the Utah-Nevada border registers 30% salinity in the northern reaches and 6% to 27% in the southern areas. Only brine shrimp and some algae thrive. The Dead Sea is so salty that it doesn’t feel like water -- some say it’s more like olive oil mixed with sand. Its only...

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