Health and Fitness News

Welcome to the Stars Hollow Gazette‘s Health and Fitness News weekly diary. It will publish on Saturday afternoon and be open for discussion about health related issues including diet, exercise, health and health care issues, as well as, tips on what you can do when there is a medical emergency. Also an opportunity to share and exchange your favorite healthy recipes.

Questions are encouraged and I will answer to the best of my ability. If I can’t, I will try to steer you in the right direction. Naturally, I cannot give individual medical advice for personal health issues. I can give you information about medical conditions and the current treatments available.

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What To Cook This Weekend

It’s the time of year when friends and families gather indoors. Whether it’s to watch football, celebrate a special event or holiday, it’s always fun to try new recipes. The New York Times has two articles with stories and tips on how to handle a dinner party and another with recipes that can be easily expanded for unexpected guests. The author’s suggestion for dessert is simple and easy: Klondike Bars. Bon Appetit.

Steamed Clams With Jalapeño Butter

Recipes do not come easier, though you will want to make sure that you take the time to scrub the shells before steaming.

Slab-Bacon Tacos With Burned-Scallion Crema

This is candied bacon, essentially, on corn tortillas with a creamy, smoke-flecked sauce that tastes of scallion and lime.

Cilantro-and-Mint Salad

It’s not just cilantro-and-mint salad, of course. There is parsley as well, and also arugula and baby lettuce: a jumble of herbs and soft greens lightly dressed with lime juice and oil.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Smoked Paprika

As always when using paprika, smoked or plain, if you can’t recall the last time you did so, it is time for a new jar. All spices go stale. Paprika does so quickly.

Health and Fitness News

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Could Cataract Surgery Lengthen Older Women’s Lives?

Gut Bacteria May Change Rapidly After Severe Injury

When It Comes to Obesity, Genes Just Partly to Blame

Misuse May Be Hidden Part of Teen Amphetamine Abuse

Almost 4 in 10 Tanning Salons Flout State Laws

America’s Dementia Caregivers Cite Stresses, Rewards

Are HIV and AIDS Poised for a Comeback?

Hockey Study Suggests Injured Kids Sent Back on the Ice Too Soon

Do Statins Raise Odds for Type 2 Diabetes?

Fewer Diabetes Cases Being Missed

Keeping Your Driving Teen Focused on the Road

Trauma Takes a Toll on Half of U.S. Kids

Heart Disease, Stroke Cutting Black Lives Short

High-Nicotine E-Cigs May Be Gateway to Smoking for Teens

Kids, Don’t Touch the Toys at the Doctor’s Office

Medical Marijuana Won’t Help Most Sick Kids

More Evidence That Depression Shortens Lives

Poverty Does No Favors for Health

Tighter Rules on Arsenic in Water Saved Lives: Study

Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC