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Postcards From Lebanon: Part 11 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Cycle 4)

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Long may you run." (Neil Young) The weather had turned bitter on the first day of cycle 4. With a low in the teens, and it only being early November...

Do High Doses Of Folic Acid Raise Cancer Risk?

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Jan 28 (Reuters) - People taking high doses of the B vitamin folic acid are not at an increased risk of cancer, according to an international analys...

Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Carla Lohr | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Carla Lohr

I have Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele. I can personally say that life with it is not as bad as people assume. I have accomplished all my goals thus far. My goal in life now is to help change the public's perception of people with this disability.

March Of Dimes: Fortify Corn Masa Flour

Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Adding folic acid to corn masa flour could be a good way to help prevent brain and spine birth defects in the Hispanic community, the March of Dimes s...

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Jayaseelan Naidoo

This line came again to me as I read commentary on a recent Canadian study that showed that thanks to fortified foods easily accessible in Canada, almost no one there is deficient in folic acid. In fact forty percent have levels of the B vitamin in their blood that may be too high.

Does the World Need Pop-Tarts?

Hemi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hemi Weingarten

To this day, Pop-Tarts account for 80% of the "toaster-pastry" segment. Great, right? I beg to differ. Pop-Tarts are an unfortunate tradition that needs to be stopped. Immediately.