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  Toasty bread, browned butter, succulent onions and crumbled sausage. I love all those things. Yet when they combine for Thanksgiving stuffings it becomes my least favorite think on my holiday plate. It's either too mushy, too crusty or too sagey.

Grains mix up traditional ideas of stuffing

Updated: 11/21/2011 11:01 AM

  With the start of the cold and flu season, and a time when we are more vulnerable to other infectious diseases, it's important to keep up our body's defenses and protect ourselves. Managing stress and getting a good night's sleep can be key factors...

Your health: Avoiding illness

Updated: 11/20/2011 11:13 PM

  Yearly teeth-cleaning at the dentist’s office may cut the risk of heart attack by as much as 24 percent compared with those who avoid the treatment, Taiwanese researchers found. Those who had their teeth scraped and polished by a dentist or...

Getting teeth cleaned may reduce heart attack risk

Updated: 11/18/2011 01:40 PM

  You're laid over in a city somewhere out there in the world with 24 hours to kill. Do you burrow into your hotel suite, fed by room service and movies-on-demand, until time to head back to the airport? Not if you're Anthony Bourdain, globe-trotting...

Gourmet-on-the-go Bourdain savors ‘The Layover'

Updated: 11/21/2011 04:43 PM

  Many studies have shown that cutting sodium consumption lowers blood pressure. But it may not necessarily be good for overall health, according to an analysis released last week. Low-sodium diets did cut blood pressure levels in people with high and...

Cut back on salt, but don't cut it out

Updated: 11/20/2011 10:44 PM

  What if someone would pay you to lose weight? Not a token amount from your meddling fitness freak brother-in-law, but serious cash — say, $10,000? Would you try it?

Financial incentives dangled before weight-loss contestants

Updated: 11/20/2011 10:26 PM

  Weight-loss surgery improves the eating and exercise of the patient’s entire family, according to a new study, lending support to the idea that healthy habits can be contagious. A trial of 85 people showed that a year after surgery, other...

Family inspired by one person’s weight-loss surgery

Updated: 11/20/2011 10:35 PM

  With the holidays upon us, Lake Zurich police are warning people to wear seat belts in cars.

Lake Zurich police urging seat belt use

Updated: 11/21/2011 03:01 PM

  Officials with Northwest Community Hospital launched a new initiative this month aimed at fighting obesity among children. Only they're starting at the beginning, by promoting breast-feeding among new mothers.

Hospital enlists new moms in fight against childhood obesity

Updated: 11/21/2011 12:05 PM

  Neighbors in Elgin’s Gifford Park Association are inviting runners and walkers to work up appetites for their Thanksgiving dinners and participate in their second Thanks A Lot! Turkey Trot. The 5K run and walk is not only designed to be a...

Prime your metabolism at Elgin turkey trot

Updated: 11/21/2011 08:17 AM

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