Social Media Offers New Way For Junk Food Brands To Market To Kids

Media sites including Facebook may be to blame for the increased consumption of junk food by teens and young adults. According to a new study from the University of Sydney in Australia, social media sites could be the perfect place to market unhealthy foods to the young people who spend all their free time logged in. Concerns about the marketing of junk food to kids

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Summer Pasta Salad Contest

To salute this popular side dish, Dreamfields Pasta is kicking off its second annual “Pastapalooza” Pasta Salad Contest. Each week from Memorial Day through Labor Day, one entrant will become eligible to win a free case of Dreamfields Pasta. Additionally, the 14 weekly winning recipes will be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Entering the recipe contest is easy. Starting on May 25, 2012, visit www.TryDreamfields.com/pastasalad

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Four Tips for a Happier Life With Diabetes

When doctors hand out a diagnosis of diabetes, I wish they’d give you a list of tips that can make life happier living with the illness.  After my diagnosis, I felt ashamed of my diabetes, ashamed of my inability to control it with diet and exercise even though I literally worked out every single day for nine months straight.  I skipped nearly all carbohydrates and

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A “Broken Pancreas” Doesn’t Stop This Photographer on a Mission

When Ken Kotch was young, he used to tell his friends that he had a “broken pancreas” to explain his type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed in 1988 at eight years old, initially Kotch had no idea what it all meant. Describing his pancreas as “broken” just made sense to him at the time Instead of sending Kotch to a sleep-over camp with his older brother and

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