Health

Turn to crab for a warm and bubbly decadent party pleaser

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN In its ideal form, crab dip is a warm, decadent party pleaser full of creamy, meaty seafood and savory spices. Unlike other versions of this popular appetizer, ours has a high ratio of crab to cheese, allowing the sweet crab flavor to come through. To make it even ...

The new Old Bay sweet potato fries

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press The unmistakable flavor of Old Bay seasoning is the key ingredient in many seafood dishes north, south and west of the Chesapeake Bay, particularly anything to do with crab and crayfish. But phooey for me, I'm allergic to a few ingredients in this ...

Dessert bars

They are convenient and so delicious The heat of summer may not be the ideal time for baking, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still crave gooey sweets. A picnic, party or cookout wouldn’t be the same without dessert, especially one that is easy to make and even easier to eat, like rich ...

Does elevated TPO alone constitute hypothyroidism?

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m female, 68 years old with hypothyroidism but no other medical problems. I exercise about 10 hours a week and try to eat healthy. During one of my physical checkups, my TSH was 0.002, so I saw an endocrinologist. After three months of blood tests, ...

The escapades of Robber Lewis

There is something about David “The Robber” Lewis that captures the imagination. Born on March 4, 1790, he began his career as a counterfeiter, but that was too much work, so he went into armed robbery instead. Even Henry Shoemaker wrote a piece about him, a romantic bit that involved Lewis ...

Spinning 45s on the porch

If you have a porch attached to your house, you are lucky. Porches provide a calm oasis away from the hubbub happening on the inside of the house. It also offers a safe place to watch the sometimes severe elements of Mother Nature, and a shady place to sit and snap peas from the garden. ...

FINDING SUPPORT

GRIEF r GriefShare — 7 p.m. Thursdays, Salona United Methodist Church. Information: Rote Church office at 570-726-7522 (leave a message). FOOD BANKS r Food pantry at Salvation Army, Lock Haven — 9-11 a.m. every Wednesday. r New Love Center Food Pantry — For residents of Jersey ...

Lifestyle choices that can decrease cancer risk

METRO - The United Nations estimates that the world is home to 7.6 billion people. None of those people, regardless of their ethnicity, race or gender, are immune to cancer. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second-leading cause of death across the globe. Responsible ...

Geisinger and AstraZeneca create new asthma app suite

DANVILLE— Geisinger and AstraZeneca have partnered to improve asthma care by creating a suite of products that integrate into the electronic health record (EHR). The goal is to engage patients and providers in co-managing the disease, especially during intervals between office visits. The ...

What to do after suffering a sunburn

METRO - Summer fun routinely involves days spent soaking up some of the sun's rays. Relaxing days at the beach, barbecues in the backyard or picnics at the park can make for fun summer activities that create lasting memories. While spending time in the great outdoors is a great way to take ...

Study finds rare gain for tough-to-treat pancreatic cancer

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO — Patients with pancreatic cancer that hadn't spread lived substantially longer on a four-drug combo than on a single standard cancer drug, a rare advance for a tough-to-treat disease, researchers reported Monday. The results indicate the ...

Foods that help you sleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, certain foods may help people fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly while others may compromise a person's ability to enjoy a restful night's sleep. In lieu of white bread, refined pastas and sugar-laden baked goods, all of which can reduce ...

If DNA shows health risks, most want to know

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press WASHINGTON — Would you want to know if you harbor a gene linked to Alzheimer's or another incurable disease? A new poll finds most Americans would. Some 17 percent of Americans already have undergone at least one kind of DNA test, ...

Pan-seared fish with tomato basil

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press It's summer. It's hot. And we still need to make dinner. We want it to be light, and we want it to be fast, and we want it to be seasonal. We want it to be easy, and we want it to be delicious, and if we are lucky it will also be pretty. This fish ...

Grill shrimp without drying them out or busting your budget

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Shrimp can turn from moist and juicy to rubbery and dry in the blink of an eye over the heat of a grill. While grilling shrimp in their shells can shield them from the coals' scorching heat, any seasonings you add are stripped off along with the shells when it's ...

Grilling salmon on a wood plank is chic and has tasty results

A main dish paired with a light Crunchy Cucumber Salad By ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press If I have one go-to technique for grilling and smoking fish, it is to use a cedar plank. The plank supports the delicate fish as it cooks and doubles as a serving platter. It is a combination ...

For a variation on pasta with pesto sauce, use kale instead

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Although most people think of pesto as an Italian sauce made with herbs (most famously, basil), many ingredients can be ably featured in a pesto. One of note is kale_leafy and deep green, with an earthy, slightly bitter flavor. Pine nuts are too mild a match for ...

The versatile zucchini

Summer is such a wonderful season for those of us who love to cook (and eat.) The abundance of locally grown fruits and vegetables makes it easy to prepare fresh, fantastic meals. One of my favorite vegetables, available now, is the versatile zucchini. This magical vegetable is great for main ...

An hour of meal prep on Sunday sets you up for a yummy week

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press What if you had a prep cook in your kitchen? A sous chef who made sure that all of the slicing and dicing and mincing and zesting was done for you, so that when it came time to make dinner, all you had to do was wash your hands and start cooking? Most ...

Stabler’s Grove Camp meeting announced

SALLADASBURG — The 83rd Stabler’s Grove Camp Meeting will be held July 22 to 29. Sessions are from 7 to 9 p.m. each evening with evangelist Steve Housewright, on the theme “Finding Your Way in a Lost World.” A canned and dry food collection for the hungry will be taken each ...