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Rally ‘Round Rhubarb!

The Folklore. Rhubarb pairs so perfectly with strawberries and other sweet fruits in tarts, jams, cobblers, and pies that it’s known as the “pie plant” and is often mistaken as a fruit. However, this ancient vegetable traces back to 2700 BC China, where it was used medicinally as a laxative

Newsbriefs: Breast Cancer Drug; Junk Food Diet; Bone Fractures in Ethnic Women

Drug doubles positive effect in hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer
Researchers from UCLA recently announced final clinical trial results that showed the amount of time pa-tients were on treatment without their cancer worsening (called “progression-free survival”) was doubled in women with advanced breast cancer who took the experimental drug palbociclib. Palbociclib is an

4. Choose Richly Colored Fruits

Eat a “Rainbow” for Maximum Nutrition
Much of what we said in the previous chapter about vegetables also applies to fruits, including the importance of eating a “rainbow” to get a variety of beneficial phytonutrients. According to the USDA’s MyPlate, women over age 50 should get one and a half

Fall in Love with Stone Fruit

Backyard parties, warm summer night walks, and lazy days at the beach are some of the many joys of flip-flop season. But a perfectly ripe plum or juicy peach are among summer’s sweetest gifts. Peaches, nectarines, cherries, apricots, and plums—all members of the so-called stone fruit family, because their flesh

Tailoring Treatments to Specific Types of Breast Cancer

When it comes to breast cancer treatment, one size does not fit all. There are many types of breast cancers and many kinds of treatments.
“We’ve made a lot of progress,” says Anne Moore, MD, medical director of the Weill Cornell Breast Center, a noted researcher, and a

Oregano Intrigue

The folklore. Oregano gives robust, aromatic flavor to many classic dishes of its native Mediterranean region, like tomato sauces and pizzas. The name oregano is Greek for “joy of the mountains,” due to its abundance of purple flowers growing naturally on the regions’ mountains. Greeks and Romans believed it to

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