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Warm Up, Slim Down with Soup

January 20th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Baby, it’s cold outside. If you are ladling up hot soup to fight the frigid temperatures, your waist may thank you for this warm gesture…

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Ask Joan: The NEW Nutrition and You in 2015

January 16th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

My Nutrition and You! blog is going to be more about YOU in 2015. We’re starting an “Ask Joan” series, so you can send me all of your nutrition, diet, weight loss concerns and questions, and get some healthy and helpful lifestyle advice…

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Will Drinking Water Help Me Lose Weight?

January 12th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Maybe. While the studies are far from overflowing, there is some research, according to an article recently published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which suggests that drinking water may help you lose and maintain your weight loss…

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Want to Live Longer? Pass the Whole Grains

January 5th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

If you need a New Year’s resolution to kick the year off on a healthy note, you may want to begin by adding more whole grains to your plate. A large study involving over 110,000 adults published today in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that a diet adequate in whole grains was associated with a reduced risk of dying prematurely, especially deaths due to cardiovascular disease…

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Can We Talk Rationally About the Big Dig Yet?

January 5th, 2015 in 2015, Boston.com, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, Roger Warburton 0 comments

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Roger Warburton, Metropolitan College

Ten years ago, the dwarf planet Eris was discovered. It is the largest of the dwarf planets – just a little bigger than Pluto. What does this have to do with the Big Dig? Absolutely nothing. But it seemed that an anniversary of some sort was necessary to introduce such a touchy topic…

Expert quote:

“But the truth is that engineers in the late 1980s already knew it was a $12 to $14 billion project. They told everybody who would listen—including the politicians—and those people kept it quiet.”

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Look Back at the Top Nutrition Stories of 2014

December 31st, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

What a year for nutrition news. As I look back on the year, I am still not sure that the Biggest Loser REALLY Have a Winner, but I do know that cauliflower overtook kale as the “in” produce. In 2014, people were still hunting for the Paleo Dietgluten free was a free-for-all, and sugar was the sweet media headline of the year…

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2014 Diet Trends to Ditch in the New Year

December 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Over the past year, trendy diets touting unique health benefits seemed to be the “hot diet” until someone came out with a “better” one the next month. Unfortunately, many of these diet trends won’t pass the test of time…

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Holiday Cocktails Make Santa’s Cookie Habit Look Healthy

December 15th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

According to a Harris Poll, wine seems to be the beverage of choice during the holidays. For men, beer comes in second while ladies are more likely ordering cocktails, spirits, and liquor as their second choice for their holiday cheer…

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The Hottest Healthy Kitchen Gadgets to Give (or Get) This Year

December 9th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Are you stumped as to what to buy a person this holiday season that has “everything?”…

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Why Haven’t We Found a Cure for Ebola in Boston?

December 9th, 2014 in 2014, Boston.com, Ebola, John Connor, NEIDL, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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John Connor, School of Medicine, NEIDL

In West Africa alone, the World Health Organization reports that the current Ebola outbreak— the most severe on record—has killed more than 6,000 out of the 17,000 people who have contracted it. Here in Boston, you could literally bump into someone working on a cure, but it’s a process often hampered by lack of funding and facilities…

Expert quote:

“Having a facility that can operate safely and effectively in close proximity to lots of intelligent people should speed up a lot of the development process, because it’s a lot easier to have conversations and get things started when it’s 15 minutes on the T and on the No. 10 bus, versus going down to the CDC or the NIH. There’s a ceiling on the amount of work that can be done because of the amount of facilities.”

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