Although some Americans gain five to seven pounds with a diet of big meals and sweets between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, most people only gain a pound or two during the holidays, according to a UT Southwestern Medical Center registered dietitian.
This Christmas, millions of Americans will be sending gifts to family and friends in New York, Los Angeles, and everywhere in between. With holiday shipping deadlines rapidly approaching (USPS parcel post deadline is 12/13, FedEx Ground deadline is 12/15, and UPS express mail deadline is 12/22), there are only a few days left to find the right gifts for everyone on your list that are easy to find and mail.
U of I plant scientist Daniel Warnock hopes that one day soon a uniquely marbled pink poinsettia will be available to consumers who like decorating for the holidays with a flare for the unusual. The variety is yet unnamed, but is a natural mutation of a poinsettia variety called Premium Picasso.
Using a piece of Gore-Tex fabric to make their repairs, doctors performed corrective surgery on a baby born with his heart outside his chest, and said that the youngster should be able to lead a close-to-normal life.
Today Charmin unveils the first ever, fully-staffed, deluxe public restrooms in New York City’s Times Square just in time for the holiday season. Doris Roberts, America’s favorite mom from TV’s “Everybody Loves Raymond,” will inaugurate the stalls with the ceremonial “first-flush” and ribbon cutting.
Consumers should be able to afford their Thanksgiving dinner this year, the fuel to cook the feast and the gasoline to drive it to grandma’s, said a Purdue University agricultural economist.
Ca-ching! Before the Thanksgiving turkey carcass hits the trashcan, consumers will be flocking to start?or if they are very organized and lucky, finish?their Christmas shopping.
James L. Hargrove, associate professor of foods and nutrition in the University of Georgia, said many nutritionists aren’t even sure of the true origin of the Calorie — or why it’s supposed to be capitalized.His findings are detailed in a study to be published in the December issue of the Journal of Nutrition.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced the designation of the week after Thanksgiving as National Influenza Vaccination Week. This year, National Influenza Vaccination Week will run from November 27 to December 3. This event is designed to raise awareness of the importance of continuing influenza (flu) vaccination, as well as foster greater use of flu vaccine through the months of November, December and beyond.
Thanksgiving doesn’t have to equate overeating — even if the holiday is all about sumptuous foods.