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This Week's Healthy Headlines

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12/4/2011 6:00 AM   :  15 comments   :  7,014 Views

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A Closer Look at Teeth May Mean More Fillings from The New York Times

Dinner Tonight: Shepherd’s Pie from Peas and Thank You

Little Daily Tricks to Wake Up Slimmer from Health.com


Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash from The Edible Perspective

Yoga's Sneaky Fat Loss Benefit from Diet Blog

Scrumptious Recipes With Sneaky, Healthy Ingredients from Fit Sugar

Could You Be Denied Health Insurance Just Because You're a Woman? from Prevention

Food Fight: The Greek Yogurt Debate from the Fit Stop

YUM for the Holidays! (Two New Recipes!) from Hungry Girl

7 Super-Powered Food Pairings from Woman's Day

Salad for Breakfast: Green Your AM. Try it! from Healthy Happy Life

How to Build the Perfect Home Gym from Shape


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  • 15
    The article on insurance caught my attention because I have been hit by it a couple times. For health insurance they did use the excuse that I had had a back injury a few years back, but they also were making sure that other insurance companies would not give me insurance. I have also run into gender bias on home owners insurance, where they dropped me for having two claims in something like 5 years and contacted both the broker and other insurance agencies to make sure they did not insure my house (I actually was told that the broker was "not allowed" to help find any other insurance). I found out that a male friend had his insurance through the same company and had claims every year and they just paid them and never said a word about it. The insurance commission here said they could drop me for any reason they chose (they are the same way about firing people and you can be fired for the color of your shoes if that is what the employer wants to do). - 12/5/2011   2:36:45 PM
  • JENDAWL
    14
    The article on TEETH is soooo TRUE! I am almost 32 and have never had a cavity. I always had a perfect report from my dentist. In my early 20s I went one time to a dentist a friend recommended. This new dentist took "pictures" of my teeth. Everything about the dentist office was high end, including the price of my cleaning which was $200 MORE than my insurance paid. She showed me in these pictures that I had 6 cavities! I was shocked! I didn't have the work done because I had to make payments on the cleaning. Next time I went back to my former dentist and he told me, "Wow! Still no cavities!" My current dentist said I have "perfect" teeth and that other people dream of having teeth like mine! I'm not making this up. I fortunately was able to save myself THOUSANDS of $$ from this money hungry dentist! I never asked that friend to recommend anything ever again! - 12/5/2011   10:30:24 AM
  • JENDAWL
    13
    The article on TEETH is soooo TRUE! I am almost 32 and have never had a cavity. I always had a perfect report from my dentist. In my early 20s I went one time to a dentist a friend recommended. This new dentist took "pictures" of my teeth. Everything about the dentist office was high end, including the price of my cleaning which was $200 MORE than my insurance paid. She showed me in these pictures that I had 6 cavities! I was shocked! I didn't have the work done because I had to make payments on the cleaning. Next time I went back to my former dentist and he told me, "Wow! Still no cavities!" My current dentist said I have "perfect" teeth and that other people dream of having teeth like mine! I'm not making this up. I fortunately was able to save myself THOUSANDS of $$ from this money hungry dentist! I never asked that friend to recommend anything ever again! - 12/5/2011   10:30:09 AM
  • 12
    I luv yogurt - 12/5/2011   9:56:35 AM
  • 11
    I like Little Daily Tricks to Wake Up Slimmer, very useful :) - 12/5/2011   3:14:07 AM
  • 10
    I like Little Daily Tricks to Wake Up Slimmer, very useful :) - 12/5/2011   3:14:06 AM
  • 9
    Loved the Shepherd's Pie recipe and chatter! - 12/4/2011   10:25:13 PM
  • 8
    the one about yoga... i love it! - 12/4/2011   6:23:29 PM
  • 7
    The yogurt discussion was interesting. Since I am fairly rural, we have fewer food choices. I usually have to be content with what I can find and our prices are ridiculous all the time! - 12/4/2011   3:43:18 PM
  • JEAN_W_1960
    6
    "A Closer Look at Teeth May Mean More Fillings" grabbed my attention. I need to see a dentist soon, this article might save me $$. - 12/4/2011   1:52:18 PM
  • 5
    First time at Hungry Girl and found a couple of recipes I want to try. Am always looking for new recipes - since I really do not enjoy cooking.
    barb - 12/4/2011   12:06:46 PM
  • 4
    I'm always up for recipes from Hungry Girl. Also Yoga's sneaky weight loss benefit - 12/4/2011   10:50:54 AM
  • 3
    Daily Tricks to wake up slimmer and food fight: Greek Yogurt. - 12/4/2011   10:44:48 AM
  • 1CARRIERDIET
    2
    Salad for Breakfast.........yummy !! - 12/4/2011   9:54:15 AM
  • 1
    "A Closer Look at Fillings....." made me remember how as a young college student years ago, I got "taken" by a dentist who had just opened an expensive new practice. He had me have a lot of fillings telling me the decay was "between" my teeth and that is why when I looked in my mouth I couldn't see ANY cavities. This girl here was out $500 because of a dentist filling micro cavities. I went home at Christmas that year & saw my family dentist and he was so mad, since he KNEW I had just been "taken." I had insurance back then, which paid most of the cost, but still it was bad for my teeth. - 12/4/2011   9:53:10 AM

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