Jill Richardson

11/13/2014 - 3:54pm

    Here’s a typical scene in any American checkup: The doctor walks in to find the patient sitting on the table. “Well, your cholesterol is too high,” the doctor tells the patient. “I can prescribe something for it, but the real solution will be diet and exercise.”

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06/26/2014 - 4:42pm

    Naturally, the World Cup is drawing attention to Brazil, the host nation and the tournament’s leading contender. But shortly before the soccer tournament began, two studies highlighted by National Geographic also called attention to South America’s biggest country.

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06/19/2014 - 1:15am

    A cartoon drawn by Marty Bucella going around Facebook these days depicts an overweight man on a scale with his doctor. “No, it’s not water,” the doctor says. “You seem to be retaining food.”

    That was me.

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06/05/2014 - 3:27am

    In 2008, I went to therapy. By then, I’d needed it for a long time. I had a terribly difficult, incurable condition — one I’d had for 28 years without treatment.

    My condition? Being human.

    Like many...

05/29/2014 - 2:57pm

    For centuries, fishermen around Cape Cod caught…you guessed it: cod. Cod and haddock. The ocean provided a seemingly endless supply of these fish — until a few years ago.

    These days, there aren’t so many cod or haddock left for fishermen to catch....

05/22/2014 - 5:58pm

    I ran into an acquaintance recently and he told me he’d started seeing a new nutrition expert. “You know what?” he said, “It turns out I’m gluten intolerant.”

    OK. Him and everyone else. I told him I was glad he found an expert who...

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