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Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
A poll of 1,012 Americans found that 47% of women say they’ve gained weight “due to COVID restrictions.” Most said they put on one to nine pounds, but 21% says it’s more like 10 to 20. For middle-age and older women that compounds health problems that may appear post-menopause. A new study based on...

Rick Kraft
I think it’s all right to begin a column with a confession. So here I go...I’m “old school.” Not only am I “old school,” regardless of what you think, I am proud of it! So, what does that mean? It means different things to different people. My children might say, “Dad, it’s time to catch up with...

Walter Wendler
First in a series on the reopening of West Texas A&M University in the midst of COVID-19. In the coming weeks, I will address a number of issues regarding our return to campus—things such as residential life, classroom and community gatherings, scheduling of classes, flexibility required in a...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Emma Stone uses coconut oil as makeup remover. Mindy Kaling applies it to her hair as a mask. And Mandy Moore loves how it hydrates her skin. All appealing ways to use the oil that’s loaded with sat fat and medium-chain fatty acids. But when it comes to eating coconut oil, that’s another story....
Hey Taylor - Spending tons more time with my kids while we stay away from the crowds and summer camps. I’m loving every second of it but running out of ideas for entertainment and don’t want to watch TV all day. Got any tips for an overwhelmed father of two? - Justin Hey Justin - Shout out to all...
Dear Dietitian,  I enjoyed your column last week on functional foods and heart health. I eat healthy and exercise regularly. I’ve also read about functional foods that are good for your brain. What is your opinion?  Ken  Dear Ken,  The concept of functional foods began in Eastern cultures, where...
Rom.12:2 The transformation of sentient (conscious) humans happens in the mind. All that is alive and conscious is a product of the mind. The dynamic of consciousness is intelligence produced through the mind.”Allow me to explain!”..... Intelligence is the dynamic (power) of the mind,its the...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Burger King’s Bacon King serves up 1,147 calories, 79 grams fat, 30 g saturated fat and 2,153 milligrams sodium. That’s more total fat, saturated fat and sodium than you should have in a day -- and you haven’t had fries or a soda yet! You can find the same kind of health-destroying excess on the...

Don Newbury
My late father, T. J. Newbury, was a grand story teller. Friends and neighbors in Early, TX, gave him high marks for joke-telling, and so do I. Usually, hearty “ho-ho’s” erupted when the punch line was unleashed, but on the rare occasions when silence hung heavy and listeners looked blankly as if...
Kevin “Special K” Daley played with the Harlem Globetrotters, and was the body double for a young Michael Jordan in a 2002 Gatorade commercial; Alan “Special K” Kulwicki was the NASCAR 1986 Rookie of the Year; and pro tennis player Athanasios “Special K” Kokkinakis defeated No. 1-ranked Roger...

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