Blueberry kale salad

Did you know massaging your kale can make it much softer and easier to eat? Our endocrinologist Vidhya Illuri said she started Dr. Illuri’s Pantry, "to share healthy recipes with…

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The holiday food minefield

We start out with the best of intentions — trying to eat more sensibly and get a little exercise. Then comes the holidays. Everywhere you turn, people are offering you…

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Talking turkey
Boy eating turkey leg

Talking turkey

If you’re feeling a bit uneasy about cooking for Thanksgiving, we understand. It’s a lot of pressure. How do you cook it? How do you serve it? How do you…

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Good things from a community garden

University Health System's Texas Diabetes Institute celebrated the opening of its new community garden this week by hosting a health fair for National Diabetes Alert Day. The fair offered free…

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A surge in sweetness?

It's been a bad year for sugary drinks. In February, a federal advisory group recommended that people cut back. Groups like the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization…

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Bad news for diet soda drinkers

A campaign by local leaders is hoping to educate the community about how much sugar they’re consuming through beverages. But before you go reaching for that diet drink as a substitute,…

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Coffee with a clear conscience

That coffee habit of yours? It's probably good for you — minus the sugar, the milk, the whipped cream and the high-calorie flavor shots. That's the view of the federal nutrition…

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