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Entries Tagged as 'Wellness'

My Second Job: Dealing with Health Insurance

February 11th, 2016 · No Comments · Blog, Wellness

I had my annual physical exam yesterday and my doctor ordered a few tests, which can only mean one thing: hours on the phone trying to figure out how much I’m going to be charged. We were here last year. After my doctor ordered a routine cholesterol screening, my insurance company wanted me to pay […]

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Hello Proteins, Goodbye Carbs

February 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Wellness

I got my New York driver’s license recently and was horrified. Who was that fat guy in the license photo? Since moving to Upstate New York from D.C., I’ve worked hard getting our small farm together. But all the physical toil hasn’t kept me slim. I’m growing right out of my jeans. Somewhere in the […]

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Buyer’s Remorse Over Healthier School Food?

February 21st, 2011 · 5 Comments · kids, politics, Wellness

  School food is poised to look less like prison fodder and more like a Moosewood Restaurant buffet if new USDA guidelines are adopted. Colorful vegetables—lots of them—more whole fruit, more whole grains, less salt, less processed junk—that’s the plat du jour. The only question now is, who picks up the check? A tight-fisted Congress […]

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