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Recession Diet: Pay Less to Eat, Eat Fewer Calories

I have a lot of experience with dieting. Not the commercial diets, per se, but lots and lots of simply not eating, bowls of Special […]

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At Least 13,000 Registered for the Broad Street Run By Noon

Wow. So, Philly likes to run a little more than everybody thought. People have been complaining via Twitter—and our edit office has been clamoring—about how […]

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Dear Food Police: Lay Off Thanksgiving!

The radio station B101 launched its annual seasonal switch to all Christmas music (and yes, it’s Christmas music, not holiday music, so don’t even start […]

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Why Voters Are So Cynical

An attempt to improve the nutrition in school lunches failed last week, as giant frozen-food lobbyists successfully pressured lawmakers to abandon rules that would have […]

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Marathon Miles Are the New Status Symbol

It never ceases to amaze me the things you hear riding an elevator. “What are you up to?” one man, whom I guessed to be […]

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The Checkup: A New Way to Inhale Caffeine (Literally)

If a cup of coffee doesn’t provide a quick enough pick-me-up for you, you’ll like this: A Harvard professor invented a caffeine inhaler of sorts, […]

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The Checkup: Dentist Offers Cash for Candy

When I was a kid, my dentist would give me the hard sell about the importance of flossing and brushing in circular—not up-and-down—motions. At the […]

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The Checkup: Las Vegas Eatery Hawks 8,000-Calorie Meal

The Heart Attack Grill is really living up to its name. On the menu of the new Las Vegas restaurant: larger-than-life burgers, lard-cooked fries and […]

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The Checkup: Would New Food Nutrition Labels Help You Eat Better?

The Institute of Medicine, an organization that advises federal agencies on issues of medicine and health, recommended yesterday that the Food and Drug Administration and […]

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The Checkup: Why Are We So Depressed?

New stats out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Americans’ use of antidepressants is up 400 percent since 1988, making antidepressants […]

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The Checkup: Michael Solomonov Ate Hundreds of Doughnuts

Let’s play a game, shall we? Take a wild guess as to how many calories in doughnuts chef Michael Solomonov consumed to prepare for the […]

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The Checkup: 100-Year-Old Marathoner Becomes Guinness Record Holder

When Fauja Singh crossed the finish line of a marathon in Toronto on Sunday, he was in dead-last place. He finished more than six hours […]

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The Checkup: New Website Compares Hospitals by Patient Deaths

True, you don’t always have the luxury of time to decide which hospital you’d like to go to. But in situations when you do, there’s […]

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Weight-Loss Plateaus, Spaghetti-less Spaghetti, Sister Power

Have you been keeping up with our Be Well Philly Office Challenge? Today marks the halfway point of the eight-week health and fitness challenge, which […]

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The Checkup: Can QR Codes Curb Bike Theft?

I’m happy to report I’ve never had a bike get stolen—anyone have a piece of wood to knock on?—but I’ve got plenty of friends who […]