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Less beef, more beans: Experts say the world needs a new diet

NEW YORK — A hamburger a week, but no more — that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world's diet. Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week, the report says. Dairy foods ...

Healthy Outlook: Look for more education and county news in the Health section

In a somewhat unusual edition of Healthy Outlook, I wanted to give you a heads up about some changes for both the Journal-World as a whole and for the Health section. This past week, I started covering K-12 education and Douglas County government for the newspaper. I’ll still cover health, ...

New cath lab at LMH Health is close to completion

Dr. Roger Dreiling is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie who isn’t bothered when his phone rings at 2 a.m. “I still get goosebumps on my arms,” said Dreiling, an interventional cardiologist at LMH Health. “You can do a lot of good at 2 a.m. because somebody’s trying to ...

U.S. flu season poised to be milder than last year’s harsh one

NEW YORK — It's early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter's unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said. In most parts of the country, most illnesses right now are being caused by a flu strain that leads to fewer hospitalizations and deaths as the ...

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Garden Variety: Quick, easy methods to propagate popular houseplants

Indoor plants, or houseplants as they are often called, will soon respond to longer day length and return to a period of active growth. This period of active growth is a good time to propagate plants if you wish to do so and usually begins around mid-February. Although it’s a little early to ...

Garden Variety: Old wives’ tales have no place in the garden

Old wives’ tales, myths and misconceptions perpetuate in the garden world thanks to self-proclaimed experts, clever marketers, and well-meaning friends, family and neighbors. Sorting out bad information from good is a challenge at times, especially with regional and seasonal variations. Start ...

Garden Variety: New resolutions to set for yardwork

The arrival of the new year is a good time to set goals and make a plan for yard and garden tasks for the year. Maybe you have new trees to plant, old trees that desperately need pruning, a landscape bed ready for renovation, or this will finally be the year to start a vegetable garden. ...

Garden Variety: Gardeners can avoid headaches by marking plants to start season

Have you ever looked at a plant in your landscape or garden and wished you had labeled it when you planted it? Or perhaps you know they are tomato plants, but have forgotten which varieties are which? Many gardeners share your plight. Labeling plants as they are planted can prevent forgotten ...

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Lettuce wraps are the perfect low-carb vehicle for chicken

Lettuce wraps are the perfect low-carb vehicle for delicious fillings. We wanted a light but flavor-packed filling and knew an Asian-inspired flavor profile was the way to go. Chicken lettuce wraps are most often made with ground or chopped chicken thighs. To lighten up our wraps, we turned to ...

The perfect snack: Yogurt, fresh fruit and crunchy granola

Creamy Greek yogurt, fresh fruit and crunchy granola make a delicious and wholesome start to the day or a great afternoon snack_and layering them in a glass makes this simple combination feel like a special occasion. Greek yogurt makes the creamiest parfait, but there's no rule against using ...

Baby food offers a key assist to these cool veggie burger

A homemade veggie burger is a welcome alternative to beef_at least in theory. But too many are either mushy or dry and lack flavor. For a modern burger with superior composition, we stepped beyond run-of-the-mill bean patties and combined pinto beans with sweet, earthy beets, rich walnuts, and ...

A classic risotto is creamy and indulgent, thanks to saffron

Risotto is a simple rice dish elevated beyond the prosaic by its voluptuously creamy texture. Of the many risotto dishes that dot northern Italy, risotto alla milanese is at once one of the simplest and most luxurious, because it's flavored with the most globally prized spice, saffron, which ...

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All the performers at this year’s Busker Fest will be women

A popular annual festival in downtown Lawrence is going to look a little different this year. The 12th annual Lawrence Busker Festival, scheduled for May 24-26, will feature only female performers, organizer Richard Renner said Wednesday. Renner decided to go with such a lineup after Linsey ...

East Ninth Street art project team to hold second community meeting

The project team facilitating the addition of art to East Ninth Street will hold its second of three community input meetings Thursday. The Community Visioning Workshop will include a conversation about potential art projects and installations along East Ninth Street, according to a news ...

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Healthy Outlook: Look for more education and county news in the Health section

In a somewhat unusual edition of Healthy Outlook, I wanted to give you a heads up about some changes for both the Journal-World as a whole and for the Health section. This past week, I started covering K-12 education and Douglas County government for the newspaper. I’ll still cover health, ...

Healthy Outlook: Mindfulness — How to embrace it, and why you might want to

Some of the effects of mindfulness are surprising, even to a local psychiatrist who has been practicing and teaching it for decades. “What (studies) show is that mindfulness, for either anxiety or depression, is as effective as medication alone or psychotherapy alone, which is remarkable, ...

Healthy Outlook: Best apps to keep your healthy New Year’s resolutions

A new year can help to get into the mindset of a new beginning. Still, sometimes just thinking about it isn’t enough. Keeping track of goals on paper or scribbled on a calendar works for some people, but there are smartphone apps that are more efficient and that fit better in a pocket. (We ...

Healthy Outlook: Put your iPhone to work to help you sleep better

It’s not always as easy to sleep healthfully as some people might think. For those who spend an hour or more tossing and turning every night, a good night’s sleep can feel like a distant dream. Now that winter is officially upon us, I’m ready to hibernate for a bit. Hopefully I can ...