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  1. Arrest warrant issued in Calif. for man with tuberculosis

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    STOCKTON, Calif. — Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.

  2. Fight those brown-bagging blues with Quinoa Lunch Box Rollups

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    With a new school year on the horizon, it's time to think about what's for lunch. Brown bagging it is plenty economical, but a steady diet of sandwiches becomes boring, to say nothing of the fact that all those servings of refined carbs simply don't provide the energy necessary to power you through a long afternoon.

    Quinoa lunch box rollups are light, yet still substantial enough to keep you going.
  3. Reverse body image distortion can be a big health problem

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    Those of us who treat people with eating disorders are used to addressing body image distortion with our patients. Body image distortion has to do with a person's perception of her body size. Compared to the real body size, any difference in their perception of it is a distortion. We all distort our body image to some …

    Lavinia Rodriguez
  4. Follow these habits of highly fit and healthful people

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    Everybody knows that in order to accomplish something, be it big or small, you must set a goal. It doesn't matter if the goal is to lose 10 pounds, to eat healthier or to work out consistently. • Although we probably all agree that goal setting is necessary, the real problem is sticking with it. Talk is cheap, and …

  5. How lessons from auto racing are helping with patient safety

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    Even if you're not a fan of auto racing, a pit crew at work is a marvelous sight. Moving with practiced precision, the team changes tires, refuels, adjusts, repairs and gets the driver back on the course — in seconds.

  6. Blame biology: Alcohol affects women differently than men

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    Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, trumpeted a popular book in the 1990s. • Author John Gray focused on how we communicate and how these gender differences can lead to conflict. • Here's another significant way in which the sexes differ: alcohol addiction. • Physical …

  7. Women who drink face special risks but also have advantages over men

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    If you want to get women to your next gathering, there may be nothing that will draw a crowd quite like the promise of wine or fruity cocktails served in frosty stemmed glasses. From grocery stores and salons to trendy boutiques, chic fundraisers, even Botox parties, alcohol lures the "girls' night out'' crowd. • …

    Dr. Carlos Santana
  8. Broccoli Cheddar Breakfast Muffins a fine start to the day

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    When fall rolls around and it's back to school and work, wouldn't you love to start your day with something tastier and more substantial than a bowl of cold cereal?

    This June 9, 2014 photo shows broccoli cheddar breakfast muffins in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) NHMM401
  9. When it comes to skin products, less is more

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    Dr. Dornechia Carter, a Dallas area dermatologist, says she has had patients try several unusual methods in their quest to be all-natural. • "People can be very inventive with what they put on their face," she says. "I've been surprised at what people have tried." • The problem is, just because a skin-care …

  10. Enjoy a chocolate bread pudding with cherries on top

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    Walk into the produce section of any supermarket from June to August and bright red cherries greet you. On a recent visit, three people were discussing how sweet cherries were going to cure their arthritis and joint pains. Such was the announcement on a recent news program citing a poorly designed USDA research study …

    You can use sweet or tart cherries in Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding.