Health

Prostate cancer screening? Discuss it with your doc

Sometimes, a doctor can give medical advice that fits everyone, things like stop smoking, get regular exercise, and eat a healthy diet. Other times, a medical issue can't be decided with a one-size-fits-all approach. Prostate cancer screening …

Ask the Doctors: Turmeric supplements shown to have some benefit

Q: I have heard that turmeric supplements work quite well in an anti-inflammatory capacity, with less risk than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. What are your thoughts on turmeric as an anti-inflammatory supplement? A: The turmeric powder found …

Health Take-Away: Men's health - a silent crisis in America

Silence is the leading cause of a seriously overlooked health crisis in America — men are living sicker and dying younger than women at a rising rate. A century ago, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Today, men, on average, …
Food

A Mother's Day treat: Mini Mocha Baked Alaskas

Let's say you dream of wanting to make a very special dessert for mom on Mother's Day but don't really have the time or the expertise. Here's a cheating version of Baked Alaska. Sure it's antique — is there any other two-word phrase in English …

Mother's Day brunch menu: A cheese souffle perfect for Mom

A perfect souffl — whether sweet or savory— was my mother's favorite food bar none, the one thing she always ordered when we dined out. That's why when I was 10 and Mom inconveniently rebelled against the family's Mother's Day breakfast in bed tradition, insisting that it made her feel liked a caged animal, my father suggested we celebrate her with brunch in the dining room instead.

Jim Baily | The Yankee Chef: The flavor of loaded potatoes, texture of classic Duchess spuds

Golden, cheesy and, with that hint of ham, simply a great addition to your dinner table. The flavor of loaded potatoes, the texture of classic Duchess spuds and the look of slab pie. Did I mention easy as well? Using leftover mashed potato is also …
Insights
Don't let swimsuit anxiety suck the fun out of summer

NEW YORK — Farewell spring and hello bathing suit season, for some an anxious time that sucks the fun out of summer.Not everybody frets over their beach bodies, celebrating instead.

Medicare to replace Social Security numbers on cards

Cohousing puts the emphasis on the neighborhood

Outdoors
Gardening: It's (almost) time to plant tomatoes

Maybe you've already planted your tomatoes. I have not. I'm waiting until June 10. By then, even in my cold Zone 4 garden, I know there will be no more frost and the ground will be above 60 degrees. And the stars, moon and planets will be aligned …

Gardening: Spring lawn care

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