Monthly Archives: October 2011

Animals and Disease

What diseases can people get from animals? Some of the most important ones are found at the website below. The links take you to general information on various diseases spread by animals or parasites from animals. http://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/browse_by_diseases.htm   Advertisements

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Here’s to Our Collective Health: The Public Library of Science

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization of smart people committed to making the world’s scientific and medical research a public resource. PLoS publishes seven open-access journals of original peer-reviewed research, including PLoS Biology and PLoS Medicine, … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Chai

In a medium pot on medium-high heat, combine 3 ½ cups water; 8 whole cloves; ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, grated; 2 whole cardamom pods; and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and let boil for 5 minutes, then … Continue reading

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Food and Facts

Two websites offer practical ways of getting control of your diet. Calories Per Hour (http://www.caloriesperhour.com) allows you to calculate body mass index and weight loss. It can also help you figure out how many calories are burned up in ordinary … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day

“Some beautiful things are more impressive when left imperfect than when too highly finished.” La Rochefoucauld

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Tracking Trans Fats

Want to know how many trans fatty acids are in the foods you eat? Trans fats, as they are also known, are the mostly manmade fats found in a number of foods. They give texture and add flavor to foods … Continue reading

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From Fats to Famous: Phil Sokolof

Who would have thought that a retired businessman would use his millions to start a campaign to educate Americans about cholesterol? Phil Sokolof, whose heart attack in 1965 sparked his interest in cholesterol, used his money to run ads and … Continue reading

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