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Yet Another Reason to Enjoy Fruit

I’m not sure how far this will go to replace Pop Tarts with your children, but some new research reveals that children 16 to 18 years old as well as women 60 to 83 who ate fruit regularly had much better bones than those who didn’t.

The results were impressive. First, researchers collected week-long food diaries and then they scanned the bones of participants to gauge bone density.

Results? Fruit eaters had better bones, period. Since fruit isn’t particularly high in calcium, researchers think it might be an effect of the fruit’s antioxidants and vitamin C.

It may also be something out of left field, like people who eat fruit regularly just also happen to be more bone-buildingly active than non fruit-eaters.


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Far and away, the commonest phone call/e mail I receive asks about COVID-19 diagnosis.
Just print this out, tape it on your refrigerator door, and stay calm.

ALLERGIES

• Runny nose
• Sneezing
• Red, swollen eyes
• Itchy eyes and nose
• Tickly throat
• No fever

COLD
• Runny nose
• Sneezing
• Sore throat
• Mild muscle aches
• Mild dry cough
• Rarely a low fever

STREP THROAT
• Painful sore throat
• Hurts to swallow
• Swollen glands in neck
• Fever

FLU (Standard seasonal flu)
• Fever
• Dry cough (no mucus)
• Sudden onset over few hours
• Headache
• Sore throat
• Fatigue, sometimes quite severe
• Muscle aches, sometimes quite severe
• Rarely, diarrhea

CORONAVIRUS-COVID 19
• Shortness of breath
• Fever (usually above 100 degrees)
• Dry cough (no mucus)
• Slow onset (2-14 days)
• Mild muscle aches
• Mild fatigue
• Mild sneezing

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