Jay’s melanoma: It started with just a spot.

Being on the lookout for signs of skin cancer, the only spot Jay Silverman could see was on his upper right arm, about half the size of a dime. “I had always heard that if a spot changes shape or color, see a dermatologist,” he says. Lucky for him, he did. The change Jay noticed led him to make an appointment with a dermatologist, who found two other pink spots in areas he couldn’t readily see,...
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Carol’s Corner – Vitamins: Good for You or Waste of Money?

Our resident dietitian, Carol Wolin-Riklin, recently joined MyFoxHouston to discuss multivitamins. Follow the link below to get helpful information and answers to the following questions: Do multivitamins actually do anything positive for our health? Are multivitamins a waste of money? Who should be taking vitamins? What are some essential diet tips? http://www.myfoxhouston.com/video?...
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Carol’s Corner: Where’s the beef????

Wait till June and I will tell you where the beef is and how to prepare it in a healthy style. The Texas Beef Council is hosting a pasture to plate beef tour of Texas for several lucky Registered Dietitians. Our stops on the beef tour will include a central cooking kitchen for a major market, hands on cooking at the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio, trip to a cattle feedlot, tour of th...
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Carol’s Corner: Nocturnal Sleep-Related Eating Disorder

A recent weight loss study conducted by Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore. noted that in addition to stress reduction, healthy amounts of sleep can be a tool in the pursuit for weight loss success. Good sleep hygiene translates into 6-8 hours of continuous sleep per night, which is elusive to many. Insomnia can be debilitating and decrease functional ability during the day,...
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