Health and Fitness News

Welcome to the Stars Hollow Gazette‘s Health and Fitness News weekly diary. It will publish on Saturday afternoon and be open for discussion about health related issues including diet, exercise, health and health care issues, as well as, tips on what you can do when there is a medical emergency. Also an opportunity to share and exchange your favorite healthy recipes.

Questions are encouraged and I will answer to the best of my ability. If I can’t, I will try to steer you in the right direction. Naturally, I cannot give individual medical advice for personal health issues. I can give you information about medical conditions and the current treatments available.

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What to Cook This Weekend

Summer is coming to an end, at least the official vacation months. Grilling is still what’s happening on the waning warm days that are left but for apartment dwellers quick stove top recipes with the flavors of summer. Here are a few quick, yet healthy recipes from Sam Sifton of the New York Times that are sure to get the family and friends from the pool, lake or beach to the table.

Credit Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times

Grilled Pork Loin With Herbs, Cumin and Garlic

Butterflying a loin helps it cook quickly and relatively evenly over direct heat, which is the easiest way to go on the grill. Melissa Clark

Spicy Stir-Fried Tofu With Corn, Green Beans and Cilantro

This stir-fry is a light meal, sweet and spicy. Martha Rose Shulman

Baked Fish With Sesame and Ginger

Marinade the fish in a bit of fresh ginger and sesame oil then bake in the oven for about 10 minutes. Finish it off with a sprinkling of black sesame seeds, chopped scallions and a few slices of pickled ginger. David Tanis

Ed Note: This recipe can also be done in aluminum foil packets (en papillote). Make sure you press as you crimp and fold to seal the packets well, otherwise the steam will escape. Arrange the packets on a baking sheet.

Hummus from ‘Jerusalem’

Cooking the chickpeas with baking soda softens them, allowing for less time on the stove as well as a smoother, creamier finished product. Julia Moskin

Berry Coconut No-Bake Cheesecake

In the height of summer, turning on the oven should be considered off limits, but we still need dessert. For that, there’s the no-bake cheesecake, which has all the richness of the baked version without any of the baking. Yosi Arefi

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Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears

Dementia Care: A Huge Financial Burden for U.S. Families

Many Prescribed Opioids Even After Overdose

More Evidence Contact Sports Can Affect the Brain

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Having Same-Sex Parents Won’t Affect Kids’ Gender Identity: Study

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  1. hi TMC!

    if you like that pork loin recipe here are two of my favorites:

    I want to share one comment re contact sports: I’m a football fan, I have season tickets to watch my college play, and I tailgate with several guys who played for Stanford back in the day. They all seem quite sound in the head, but they are all experts in orthopedic surgery. By age 50 they’d had knees or hips or both replaced. Except for the backup QB who spent 4 years collecting his scholarship for sitting on the bench.

      • TMC on August 27, 2017 at 9:56 am

      HI, there. Good to see you still with us.

      The backup QB had the safest position on the field.

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