Good News About Peanuts

Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter. ~ President James Garfield In this month’s Internet Challenge™, we will learn about the peanut, which is really not a nut at all, but a legume. (Some other well-known legumes are peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas.) Today, peanuts are one of America’s favorite foods. […]

2012 Summer Olympics

Every four years, athletes from around the world arrive at host cities to compete against each other in the Olympic Games. While the modern Olympics date back to 1896, the Ancient Greeks held the first Olympic Games several thousand years ago. The Games celebrate the human spirit and global unity. For a few weeks every […]

Sink your Teeth into Some Genetically Modified Food

Think for a moment about what you ate for breakfast today. What do you know about that food? Where and how was it grown and under what conditions? What ingredients were used?  Was any of it genetically altered? February 19, 2012, scientists from Maastricht University in the Netherlands announced they have successfully used bovine stem […]

Be Heart Smart!

Since 1963, February has been declared American Heart Month as part of an effort to urge Americans to recognize the nationwide problem of heart diseases and to support programs to solve it. Heart disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death for men and women in America. A serious health concern, heart disease affects […]

Cancer Out in the Open

Young adults rarely think cancer will strike them personally, or at least not until they are much older. Although it is true that children and teens are a relatively small proportion of cancer patients, genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors come into play and sometimes cancer arises due to known inherited risk or by complete surprise. […]

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