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08/11/2006 Family Fundamentals: Parents still have influence as kids become teenagers (for August 2006) I've heard that by the time a child is a teen-ager, friends have more influence on their behavior and development than parents. Is that true? Martha Filipic Cindy Torppa
08/09/2012 Five Ohio State Faculty Members Recognized by American Phytopathological Society COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Five faculty members of Ohio State University's Department of Plant Pathology are being recognized this week at the annual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) in Providence, R.I. Martha Filipic
04/01/2005 Chow Line: 'Water weight' easy to lose at first (for 4/10/05) Whenever I make a concerted effort to watch my diet, I lose a lot of weight very quickly -- sometimes 5 to 7 pounds within the first week or two. But after that, it's much harder to lose weight. I've always heard that those first pounds are "water." Is that true? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
08/28/2012 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Extension's Worksite Wellness Programs a Smart Choice CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- Employers increasingly offer worksite wellness programs to employees, for good reason: a 2010 analysis showed a decrease of $3.27 in medical expenses for every dollar invested. OSU Extension gives these efforts a much-needed shot in the arm.  Martha Filipic Lisa Barlage, Leslie Hartley, Polly Loy, Carol Chandler
08/27/2010 Chow Line: Recalled or not, handle eggs safely (for 9/5/10) I'm curious about how the inside of eggs could become contaminated with bacteria. Is this something new? Martha Filipic Ahmed Yousef, Jennifer Perry
10/17/2007 Family Fundamentals: Too much clutter? The time to tackle it is today (for October 2007) I can't seem to keep clutter from overtaking my life. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Lois Clark
04/13/2007 Chow Line: Vitamin B, heart health link is weak A friend takes vitamin B supplements, thinking they can help prevent heart problems. But I thought they found out that doesn't work. Can you clarify? Martha Filipic Anne Smith
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
02/09/2011 Natural Gas Drilling Could be Boon for Landowners, But Be Cautious COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Eastern Ohio landowners interested in leasing their land for natural-gas drilling into the rich resources of the Marcellus Shale need to be aware that such leases can carry some financial risk if they're not cautious. And, potential risks to the environment could be serious. Martha Filipic Clif Little
09/04/2009 Chow Line: Examine ingredients for added sugars (for 9/13/09) Why are recent guidelines on reducing sugar intake focusing so much on 'added sugar'? Isn't all sugar the same? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
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
06/07/2010 Still to Receive American Horticultural Society's Highest Honor June 10 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Steven Still was "green" before green was cool. Nearly four decades ago, Still earned his doctorate at the University of Illinois by examining if waste hardwood bark, instead of being burned or dumped by distilleries that use the wood for whiskey barrels, could be used as a growing medium. Martha Filipic Steven Still
12/19/2008 Chow Line: High-fructose corn syrup just like sugar (for 12/28/08) I know people who refuse to eat anything that contains high-fructose corn syrup. Is it really so bad? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
03/20/2009 Chow Line: Exercise can help control blood sugar (for 3/29/09) I don't understand how exercise affects blood sugar. Isn't blood sugar controlled by what you eat? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
04/27/2012 Ohio State to Host Second Conference on Ohio Oil and Gas Law COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Continued development of Ohio’s shale energy resources has prompted Ohio State University's Agricultural and Resource Law Program to plan the second annual Ohio Oil and Gas Law Symposium. Martha Filipic Peggy Hall
05/08/2006 Family Fundamentals: Pets can be a mixed bag for older Americans (for May 2006) I’m in my late 60s, I live alone, and I’m thinking about adopting a dog. Some family members have indicated that they don’t think it’s a good idea. What are the pros and cons? Martha Filipic Christine Price
09/15/2011 Family Fundamentals: Online course can help with family finances (September 2011) My wife recently received a small inheritance. Instead of paying off some of our debt, she bought our children new games, bikes and other non-essentials. We don't see eye to eye about money. How can we get past this? Martha Filipic Cazilia Loibl, Kara Newby
02/01/2008 Chow Line: Studies exploring enigma of chocolate Is chocolate really good for you, or is that a gimmick? Martha Filipic Josh Bomser
03/23/2007 Chow Line: If you must, use math to figure iron intake (for 4/1/07) I am a 51-year-old woman trying to track my iron intake, but nutrition labels only give a percentage "Daily Value" for iron. How can I tell how much iron a food really contains? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
08/25/2011 Chow Line: Type of protein can affect diabetes risk (for 9/4/11) Does the type of protein you eat have anything to do with the development of diabetes? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
05/23/2008 Chow Line: Many options for storing fresh herbs (for 6/1/08) We are growing fresh basil and other herbs. What is the best way to store them for use later? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
02/23/2012 Chow Line: New findings shed light on diverticulosis (2/10/12) I spoke with a friend recently who said he had a bad attack of diverticulitis. First, is that the same thing as diverticulosis? Also, can a high-fiber diet help prevent either condition?   Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
02/06/2003 Chow Line: Waxy or mealy? Choose spuds wisely (for 2/16/03) At a holiday dinner, my daughter used russets to make mashed potatoes. I always thought russets were for baking. Am I wrong? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
10/14/2011 Chow Line: Reduce risk linked to fresh produce (for 10/23/11) I’ve read about the deaths associated with tainted cantaloupe. How are you supposed to protect yourself against that kind of contamination? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
01/27/2011 Wetlands Park Marks Anniversaries with Feb. 2 Open House COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The public is invited to an open house at Ohio State University's Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Martha Filipic Bill Mitsch
09/03/2010 Chow Line: Help kids eat less and move more (for 9/12/10) I keep hearing more and more about the problem of childhood obesity. How big of a problem is it really? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
08/02/2011 MEDIA ADVISORY: Kelleys Island "Operation: Military Kids" Camp Aug. 8-12 Weeklong camp geared to help kids of Ohio's military families make friends, memories and experience a truly unique summer camp. Martha Filipic Brett zumFelde, Sue Ann Carroll
09/10/2010 Chow Line: Eat right to lower blood cholesterol (for 9/19/10) At my last check-up, my blood cholesterol level was higher than usual. What foods could I eat to lower my LDLs and increase my HDLs? Martha Filipic Martha Belury
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

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