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08/16/2011 Family Fundamentals: Try this alternative 'time-out' method for children (for August 2011) I use 'time-out' to guide my daughter's behavior, but the power struggles that sometimes erupt make me wonder if it's worth it. Does time-out really work? Martha Filipic Joseph Maiorano
03/13/2008 Family Fundamentals: Give your children good, solid basis for adulthood (for March 2008) Our children are currently in middle school, and we're looking for guidance on how to help them make their teen years good ones. What do you recommend? Martha Filipic Terri Worthington
12/23/2014 Chow Line: Spread cheer, not illness, for holidays (for 11/20/11) Last year, we had a party during the holidays and several guests became ill afterward. We’re not sure if it was food poisoning or not, but this year we want to be extra cautious about food safety. What are the most important things to keep in mind? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
02/04/2010 Chow Line: Eat for a healthy heart (for 2/14/10) My family has a history of heart disease. What should I focus on to make my diet as heart-healthy as possible? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
11/06/2012 New Ohio Casinos Prompt Cautions on Gambling Addiction COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As newly legal casinos continue to open their doors in Ohio, a new field specialist with Ohio State University Extension wants to be sure families understand the risks involved with gambling and where to turn for help if needed. Martha Filipic Jim Bates
02/12/2010 Chow Line: Vegetarian diet? Get nutrients you need (for 2/21/10) My partner used to be a vegetarian, and she wants us to try a vegetarian diet for a few months to see if it helps us feel healthier and possibly drop a few pounds. But aren't there nutrients we won't be getting if we don't eat meat? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
07/13/2012 Chow Line: New to canning? Do your homework (7/13/12) Since I retired and I have more time on my hands, I’d like to try home canning. Where should I start? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
05/06/2011 Chow Line: Make sure you get enough calcium (for 5/15/11) I just turned 50. Do I need to increase my calcium intake? Martha Filipic Amber Riggin
02/15/2011 Family Fundamentals: Start with Extension for credible relationship guidance (February 2011) I'm recently married and became a stepmother, and sometimes I'm not sure I handle certain situations (both with my husband and the children) in the best way.  I've looked at some advice books at the library, but it's hard to judge which might be the most credible. Any ideas where I can get general (but expert) advice? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
11/09/2006 Chow Line: Choose right foods to reduce cholesterol (for 11/19/06) I saw your column on oatmeal and how it can lower cholesterol. Are there other foods that do the same? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
08/14/2009 'In Over Your Head' Bulletin Offers Strategies for Financial Crisis COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Although there are some signs that the economy may be headed toward recovery, you may still be feeling a pinch when it comes to money management. Martha Filipic Christine Olinsky
03/26/2009 Chow Line: Promising research on peanut allergies (for 4/5/09) As a new mother, is there anything I can do to reduce the risk that my child will develop a peanut allergy? Should I avoid eating peanuts while breastfeeding? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
01/30/2012 Buckeyes Earn 'Tree Campus USA' Certification COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus campus of The Ohio State University has been certified as a "Tree Campus USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Martha Filipic Mary Maloney
10/27/2009 Family Fundamentals: Talk with your teen about risky behaviors, costs (for October 2009) Our daughter is 13 and I'm worried about decisions she will make in the next few years. My husband says all teens take risks and we shouldn't expect anything different. I still want to protect her, though. What's the best route to take? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
12/07/2005 Family Fundamentals: Plan Now for Your 2006 Holiday Spending (Dec. 2005) Despite our hope that this year would be different, my partner and I are spending more than we planned for the holidays. We don't want to get in the same rut next year. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Nancy Hudson
09/16/2011 Chow Line: Take care when choosing snack bar (for 9/25/11) I recently tried a new brand of granola bar and was surprised at how sweet it was -- it was almost like eating a candy bar. What should I look for on the label when trying another kind? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
07/08/2010 Professor Honored for Global Commitment COLUMBUS, Ohio -- On his way home from work every evening, Herbert Ockerman makes it a habit to stop at three outlets of Half-Price Books to purchase textbooks, literature or "anything that would fit into a school or university library." Martha Filipic Herb Ockerman
12/16/2014 Chow Line: Make healthful eating fun for kids (8/31/12) I’m trying to get my children to eat healthier, but they constantly ask for high-sugar cereal and other foods that aren’t good for them. How can I entice them to eat healthier foods? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
04/29/2011 Chow Line: Peppermint could ease pain in gut (for 5/8/11) I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. I heard that peppermint might help ease my symptoms, but it sounds like folklore to me. How true is it? Martha Filipic Amber Riggin
02/12/2009 Chow Line: Plan ahead to trim food budget (for 2/22/09) We're trying to cut back on our grocery bill but want to keep eating healthfully. What are some guidelines we should follow? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
09/05/2002 Chow Line: Weigh all factors to determine fat (for 9/15/02) I've heard that fried chicken has only slightly more fat than roasted chicken. Can that be true? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
10/19/2007 Chow Line: Caffeine OK, but can irritate stomach (for 10/28/07) A colleague just experienced a bout of stomach flu. As she recovered, she said she felt OK as long as she didn't consume caffeine. Was it the caffeine or the coffee that upset her stomach? Martha Filipic Marti Andrews
04/17/2007 Family Fundamentals: Look for early warning signs of autism disorders (for April 2007) We know several families with children who have autism, Asperger syndrome, or a similar disorder. How common is this? Are there early signs to watch for? Martha Filipic Pam Leong
10/02/2012 Study: An Apple a Day Lowers Level of Blood Chemical Linked to Hardening of the Arteries COLUMBUS, Ohio – Eating an apple a day might in fact help keep the cardiologist away, new research suggests. In a study of healthy, middle-aged adults, consumption of one apple a day for four weeks lowered by 40 percent blood levels of a substance linked to hardening of the arteries. Martha Filipic Robert DiSilvestro
08/19/2011 Chow Line: Help children cut back on calories (for 8/28/11) Does eating fast food contribute to childhood obesity? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
04/04/2011 Chow Line: Treat agave nectar as an added sugar (for 4/10/11) Is agave nectar just like honey or sugar? I've heard it's a lot healthier, but I'm not sure what to make of those claims.  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
03/14/2008 Chow Line: Lots of reasons to eat healthy whole grains I know it's recommended that we eat more whole grains. Why are they so healthful? Martha Filipic Anne Smith
02/19/2010 Chow Line: Count up fat, calories for chicken with skin (for 2/28/10) I was at a friend's for dinner and she served chicken breast – with the skin on. It was tender and delicious, but I've always had skinless chicken breast because I thought the skin contained a lot of fat and calories. Is there that much of a difference? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
05/05/2011 Parenting Classes for 'Captive' Audience Have Multiple Benefits CADIZ, Ohio -- Since 1999, Joseph Maiorano has talked about parenting with more than 600 fathers. They're not quite a captive audience -- but they're close. Maiorano's "Fit 2B Fathers" classes are held exclusively at the Eastern Ohio Correction Facility.  Martha Filipic Joseph Maiorano
06/07/2012 Couple Honored for Research, Teaching in Food Science and Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In April, Monica Giusti was recognized at the annual conference of Ohio State's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center for receiving the 2011 TechColumbus Outstanding Woman in Technology. In May, Luis Rodriguez-Saona received the Rodney F. Plimpton Outstanding Young Teacher Award from Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Martha Filipic Rich Linton, Monica Giusti, Luis Rodriguez-Saona