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 On A Cold Winter Weekend

Laurie Colwin’s Baked Mustard Chicken

This old-school chicken, Sunday-night-supper chicken, even dinner party chicken, is baked for about two hours (yes, you read that correctly: two hours) until its bread crumb-coated skin is crisp — yet the meat miraculously maintains its moisture.

Laurie Colwin’s Creamed Spinach With Jalapeño Peppers

There is the constant awareness of the plight of the busy home cook, those who would just as soon use a package of frozen spinach if the results are just as good as if you washed and chopped an untold number of bunches of fresh spinach yourself.

Quick-Braised Cod With Herbed Yogurt

In this blissfully easy weeknight dinner, cod and shallots are braised in butter and wine, then topped with an herbed, garlicky yogurt sauce.

Irish Stew

Irish stew may be served brothy, or slightly thickened with mashed potato or flour.

Health and Fitness News

Childbirth Deaths Declining in U.S., New Report Finds

Clean Air Act May Be Saving More Lives Than Thought

More U.S. Women Obese Before Pregnancy, Experts Sound the Alarm

Most U.S. Babies Start Solid Foods Too Soon

U.S. Cancer Deaths Steadily Dropping: Report

Hysterectomy May Have Long-Term Health Risks

Layer Up When Temperatures Plummet

New Hope for ‘Ringing’ in the Ears

Prenatal Vitamins Tied to Lower Autism Risk in Kids, Study Finds

Exercise Safely When the Weather Outside Is Frightful

Protect Your Heart in Frigid Weather

U.S. Autism Rates May Be Stabilizing