Pediatrics

Q and A: Teen stretch marks

My 14-year-old son grew almost 4 inches in the last year. I noticed that he has a few pink and purple streaks on his legs and back. They look a bit like stretch marks, but I thought that happens only during pregnancy. Are ...

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Peanuts present a nutty solution for weight loss

A handful of peanuts might be a favorite snack, but according to new research from the University of South Australia it's also a way to help shed some unwanted kilos and keep your cardio health in check.

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On nutrition: Questions about incomplete proteins

Reader Ann F. writes: "I remember learning a bit about incomplete proteins a long time ago, and that if you combined, say, beans with corn, you had a complete protein, much as if you'd eaten eggs, or meat, or cottage cheese. ...

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Mayo Clinic minute: Preparing your pantry for severe weather

As hurricane season ramps up, emergency management officials recommend that residents in coastal communities plan for an active few months. Having the right supplies, creating a meal plan and knowing when food is no longer ...

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Food recalls and sickness: What should you know?

Ice cream, strawberries, packaged salads, even peanut butter—they all have been in the news in recent months because of links to foodborne illness as reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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