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Questions and Answers About Gluten-free Diets (FN1915)

You may have noticed an increased number of gluten-free products at your grocery store. Gluten-free products have reached billions of dollars in sales. However, consumers still may be unsure of what gluten is and reasons for gluten-free diets.

Healthwise For Women: Skin Cancer (FN1906)

According to one study, self-checks of skin may decrease mortality from melanoma by 63 percent because doctors do not routinely check for skin abnormalities.

Healthwise For Women: Colon Cancer (FN1905)

According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths for men and women in the U.S. One in 24 women and one in 22 men will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime.

How to Compost (FN1903)

Food waste occurs at home. In fact, wasted food in homes accounts for up to 40 percent of the total food waste, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. We can’t save all the food, but most of us can take steps to reduce food waste at home.

Coffee Time! Exploring a Favorite Beverage (FN1894)

Coffee originated in the coffee forests of Ethiopia and has grown in popularity across the world, especially with today’s hustle-and-bustle culture. Unfortunately, numerous health controversies, concerns and warnings accompany this increasingly popular beverage. With so much confusion surrounding this energizing drink, determining fact from fiction sometimes is difficult.

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