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Calorie Police: Legislating How Much We Eat

From limiting sales of large sodas to requiring calorie counts on restaurant menus, lawmakers are trying to help Americans slim down and eat healthy. What it takes to modify behavior at the dinner table.

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Hospital Makes Nutritious Food More Available

A surprising number of hospitals continue to host major fast-food restaurants on their premises. In Kansas City, Truman Medical Center is trying to compete with McDonalds' by serving healthier food. In the past, hospitals have been slammed for offering not so healthy choices.
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Confusion At The Yogurt Aisle? Time for Probiotics 101

Beneficial bacteria, or probiotics, help us digest food, make vitamins, and even help protect us from harmful pathogens. But it's not clear which probiotics are helpful.
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Since When Does Summer Taste Like Doughnuts?

Saltwater taffy makes sense in a beach town. Snow cones and popsicles also seem like great summer treats. So commentator Bonny Wolf is wondering why the mainstay of so many beach and summer resort towns is the doughnut shop.
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Manju: A Taste Of Home For Seattle's Japanese Community

Manju are traditional Japanese dough buns, often filled with sweet bean paste, that are best eaten fresh. A Seattle native recently opened a manju bakery to replace one he remembers fondly from childhood.

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