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01/22/2010 Chow Line: Get ahead by eating more cabbage (for 1/31/10) We have been eating a lot of cabbage lately and really enjoying it. I know it's low-calorie, but does it offer many nutrients? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
12/14/2012 Chow Line: Watch sugar intake over holidays (12/14/12) I have a sweet tooth. I’ve been cutting back on sugar lately, but I’m worried about the holidays and all the extra sweets. Do you have any guidance? Martha Filipic Carolyn Gunther
10/19/2011 Family Fundamentals: Use of cell phones can help, hurt parent/teen relationship (for October 2011) Our daughter just entered high school and wants us to get her a cell phone. I realize that most high school students do have a cell phone now, but I’m concerned that it will cause more problems than it’s worth. What are the pros and cons?  Martha Filipic Kara Newby
01/25/2008 Chow Line: Vitamin D and heart health: jury still out Are vitamin D supplements recommended to prevent heart disease? Martha Filipic Anne Smith
06/07/2012 Chow Line: Cooking won't cure all food safety ills (6/8/12) I was making soup in the slow cooker but forgot to plug it in. After five hours, I realized what happened and cooked the soup, which included cooked chicken, on high for five more hours. I thought it would be OK, but my wife said no and threw it out. Who was right? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
03/13/2009 Chow Line: High blood sugar levels dangerous (for 3/22/09) How can having high blood sugar cause so many health problems? I understand that it does cause damage, but how? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
08/24/2010 Family Fundamentals: Stepfamily challenges? Guidance is available online (for August 2010) Three months ago, I married a man with two children, 13 and 15, from a previous marriage. I thought by now things would be easier, but we still seem to be having trouble figuring out how to build our new family. Where can I find some guidance? Martha Filipic Lois Clark, Nancy Recker
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
03/27/2012 Homebuyer's Guide Could Help Prevent Nightmares When Pursuing American Dream COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Historically low mortgage rates and reasonable home prices make today's realty market seem like it should be a buyer's dream. But the process can become a nightmare for potential buyers who are unprepared to make what could be the biggest investment of their lives. Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
01/13/2012 Chow Line: Americans flunk healthy eating index (1/13/12) I’m trying to eat more healthfully by following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the “MyPlate” tips. I thought I had been eating OK, but I’m surprised at how drastically I’ve changed my diet. Do many people actually follow these recommendations?   Martha Filipic Alma Simmons
04/19/2012 Chow Line: Encourage, support overweight child (4/6/12) My son is much too heavy for his age (he's 13) and my mother is hinting we should try putting him on a low-carb diet. I'm not sure that's a good idea, but I do think we need to do something. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
06/25/2007 Two Ohio 4-H'ers Receive National Recognition COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two Ohio 4-H members received national recognition in Washington D.C. recently. Martha Filipic Kathy Cox
04/06/2007 Chow Line: Milk a good option for protein, calcium (for 4/15/07) I read that the protein in milk could cause kidney damage and the calcium in milk isn't well absorbed. Is this accurate? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
09/09/2011 Chow Line: 'Freshman 15' largely a myth, but be wise (for 9/18/11) I just started college and I know my eating patterns have changed dramatically from when I was living at home. I'm worried about gaining the "freshman 15." What can I do to stop from gaining weight?  Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
12/16/2008 Family Fundamentals: Trouble paying bills? Web site offers guidance (for December 2008) I could be laid off in a few months, cutting our household income by half. What should we do if we can't pay the bills? Martha Filipic Cora French Robinson
01/29/2010 Chow Line: Omega-3 fatty acids offer multiple benefits (for 2/7/10) Why are omega-3 fatty acids so healthful? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
12/13/2012 Armageddon or Not, Now's an Opportune Time to Prepare for Emergency COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If doomsday -- or, alternatively, winter -- is approaching, you'd better be prepared.  Martha Filipic Kent McGuire
06/07/2012 Analysts: Ohio Must Take Steps Soon to Counter Shale Energy Boom/Bust Cycle COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio needs to take steps to make sure the state benefits from the shale energy boom in both the short- and long-term, a new policy brief from Ohio State University suggests. Martha Filipic Mark Partridge, Michael Farren, Amanda Weinstein
06/17/2011 Chow Line: MyPlate offers tips for adding fruits, veggies (for 6/26/11) I'm trying to follow the MyPlate recommendations to eat more fruits and vegetables, but I'm in a rut. Where can I find some new ideas? Martha Filipic Amber Riggin
02/22/2011 Ohio State's Endeavor Center Bolsters Southern Ohio Economy PIKETON, Ohio -- When Wastren Advantage, Inc., began startup operations in 2005, The Ohio State University Endeavor Center had just opened its doors as a training center and business incubator. Wastren was one of its first tenants. Martha Filipic Jerry Driggs, Steve Moore
03/16/2009 Family Fundamentals: Parents of 'tweens' still have lots of influence (for March 2009) Now that my children are 10 and 12 years old, I'm beginning to fear that they're being exposed to too much about adulthood too early. Is it just me? Can I do anything to counter what they see in the media and at the mall? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
11/22/2011 Chow Line: Host healthful holiday gatherings (for 12/4/11) We’re entertaining quite a bit over the holidays. We’ve been trying to eat more healthfully, and so have a lot of our friends and family. Any ideas to help us encourage healthy eating at parties, without being a complete wet blanket? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
11/18/2011 Chow Line: Close, but broccoli beats cauliflower (for 11/27/11) Do broccoli and cauliflower offer similar nutrients? My husband says they do, but I think he just doesn’t like broccoli. (I prefer broccoli over cauliflower, so I might be biased, too.)  Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
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
03/25/2011 Chow Line: Honey or sugar: Is one better? (for 4/3/11) I think honey is healthier than sugar, but a friend disagrees, saying it’s just like liquid sugar. Who’s right?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
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
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
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
03/04/2011 Study Determining Best Practices to Manage Burcucumber in Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Burcucumber can be one of the most difficult weeds to manage in corn. It can emerge well into the growing season and its vines can spread up to 25 feet and twine around corn plants. Martha Filipic Mark Loux
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