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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
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
07/20/2012 Chow Line: Science behind appetite complex (7/20/12) I’ve been overweight all my life. Recently, I’ve read a little about what controls hunger and appetite. Are there foods I can eat that will help me feel fuller sooner, so I eat less? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
01/19/2012 Proper Nutrition Vital for Livestock in Late Gestation WOOSTER, Ohio -- As livestock managers anticipate the beginning of the spring calving season, it's vital that they make sure their cows and heifers are getting the proper nutrition.  Martha Filipic Rory Lewandowski
05/26/2004 Chow Line: Weigh fish advisories against fish benefits (for 6/6/04) We usually eat a lot of fish in summer. Some of it we catch ourselves. Should we cut back? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
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
07/11/2008 Chow Line: Use marinades for flavor, tenderizing (for 7/20/08) How long should beef and poultry be marinated? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
04/04/2011 Conference on State Budget Impacts April 21; Register by April 15 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the ongoing debate about Ohio’s economy intensifies during the legislature's budgeting process, Ohio State University is hosting a conference focusing on the budget's impact on local government.  Martha Filipic Stan Ernst
05/03/2007 'Win-Win-Win': Ohio State's Junior Golf Program Scores an Eagle COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Twelve-year-old Khoi Tran never played golf before last summer, when he joined the Morty's Kids program operated by the Morton Foundation. Who knows? He might be the next Tiger Woods. Martha Filipic Mary Rose Molinaro
04/03/2009 Chow Line: Triglyceride levels sensitive to diet (for 4/12/09) My dad mentioned to me that a blood test revealed high triglycerides, and he was told to reduce not only fats in his diet, but carbohydrates, too. Is that right? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
12/19/2006 Chow Line: Fight colds, flu with balanced diet (for 12/31/06) Every winter, I seem to have one bad bout of cold or flu. Are there any foods I can eat that would help boost my immune system? Martha Filipic Marti Andrews
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
04/09/2010 Chow Line: Calorie counts on menus helpful (for 4/18/10) I've heard that the new health care law will require restaurants to provide calorie information to consumers. Will that really improve people's health? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
06/22/2012 Professor to be Named as Fellow of Institute of Food Technologists COLUMBUS, Ohio -- V.M. (Bala) Balasubramaniam, professor of food safety engineering at Ohio State University, will be named a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists at its annual meeting in Las Vegas on Monday, June 25. Martha Filipic Bala Balasubramaniam, Rich Linton
12/02/2011 Chow Line: Leftovers deserve cautious care (for 12/10/11) My husband and I do a lot of cooking on the weekend so we just have to reheat leftovers for dinner later in the week. But we have a question: When we make a big pot of chili or soup, should we let it cool on the counter before refrigerating it, or not?  Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
03/15/2012 Family Fundamentals: Make wise choices when you get tax refund (for March 2012) We’re eagerly awaiting our tax refund, but we disagree on what to do with it. We do agree that we want to be smarter about our saving and spending habits. Are there good guidelines we can follow? Martha Filipic Joyce Fittro
06/09/2011 Chow Line: It's easy to put MyPlate into practice (for 6/19/11) I like the new MyPlate icon that is replacing the old food pyramid, but it doesn’t give very many details on what you should actually do. Where can I find more information?   Martha Filipic Amber Riggin
01/30/2015 Family Fundamentals: Don't fear money talk; not talking about it is worse (for March 2011) I’m newly married, and I find myself hiding small expenditures from my husband. I don’t think he’d have a problem with them, but for some reason I just don’t feel like bringing them up. Is this a red flag I should do something about, or is this common for new couples? Martha Filipic Nancy Hudson
11/17/2009 Family Fundamentals: Plan now to help control holiday costs (for 11/09) We have promised ourselves that this year, we won't spend so much money during the holidays. But we may have a hard time keeping that pledge. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Cora French-Robinson
04/20/2007 Chow Line: Take care if using iron skillet for baby food (for 4/29/07) I understand that babies are at risk for iron deficiency. Should I cook baby food (such as apple sauce) in a cast-iron skillet to increase the iron content? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye, Lara Engler
05/20/2009 Family Fundamentals: Don't fall for scams when facing foreclosure (for May 2009) A friend is falling behind on her mortgage payments, and is starting to get offers that I believe are scams. Is there a way to check these out? Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
08/26/2005 Chow Line: What works for weight loss (for 9/4/05) I’ve been trying to lose weight all year (New Year’s resolution) but keep getting off track, and I’m losing and gaining the same five pounds over and over again. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
02/19/2010 Family Fundamentals: Parents: Take action if child is being bullied (for February 2010) We recently moved to the U.S. from Ireland. We live in a large city, and my 14-year-old daughter is being bullied at school. Where can we find resources to help her? She wants very badly to fit in. Martha Filipic Kara Newby
07/11/2008 Family Fundamentals: Don't be afraid to talk with children about war (for July 2008) My young children sometimes watch the TV news with us. How should we handle their questions about war and similar issues? Should we keep them from being exposed to this kind of news? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
09/06/2011 Researchers: No Need to 'Reinvent Wheel' to Increase Access to Local Produce COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Supporters of local foods should work within the current food distribution system to increase its availability instead of trying to start from scratch, says a new Ohio State University study. Martha Filipic Jill Clark, Jeff Sharp, Shoshanah Inwood
08/22/2011 MEDIA ADVISORY: Shirley Brooks-Jones Available for Interviews about 9/11 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the nation prepares to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, one local woman looks forward to again sharing her own Sept. 11 tale of overwhelming generosity.   Martha Filipic
04/05/2011 Volunteers Needed for Milk Study COLUMBUS, Ohio -- More people are choosing to drink raw milk these days, and Ohio State University researchers are hoping to find out why. Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros, Janet Buffer
01/27/2015 Chow Line: It's still a good idea to limit saturated fat (for 10/30/11) Has saturated fat been redeemed? Someone told me that it’s not as bad for the heart as people think, but I’m skeptical. Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
01/07/2015 Chow Line: Suffering from gout? Pay attention to diet (for 1/16/11) My 86-year-old father-in-law is visiting. He's in good health, but has periodic problems with gout. Are there certain foods he should avoid to prevent a recurrence? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel

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