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For a week, I ate MyPlate and then I ate this
June 20th, 2011
05:05 PM ET

For a week, I ate MyPlate and then I ate this

The joy in eating comes from choosing what to munch on, based on how you feel.

But that “I-eat-whatever-I-feel-like” could mean overeating, mindless, emotional or unhealthy eating.

After a week of following MyPlate’s guidelines on a budget, I learned it takes a lot of planning and calculating. But it's possible.

For a week, I tweeted my meals on my Twitter account, @MadisonCNN. I planned my meals to ensure I had fruits, vegetables, lean protein, grains and low-fat dairy, while sticking to a weekly budget of $61.27. FULL POST


June 20th, 2011
01:13 PM ET

Portable pools pose surprising drowning dangers

Warm summer weather means pool time for children and adults. And while most parents are aware of the potential dangers of in-ground swimming pools, they may not be aware of the dangers posed by portable pools, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics.

Drowning was the second leading accidental cause of death among children aged 1 to 15 in the United States according to CDC data for 2006. The highest risk for drowning is among boys younger than age 5, and more than half of the drowning deaths reported in 2006 occurred at home.

Portable pools - which include movable wading pools, inflatable pools, and “soft sided, self rising” pools can be found in home improvement stores, variety stores, toy stores, and even at the grocery store.

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June 20th, 2011
07:39 AM ET

June 20th, 2011
07:33 AM ET

Is it normal to feel an X-ray?

Every weekday, a CNNHealth expert doctor answers a viewer question. On Mondays, it's pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Shu.

Asked by Karen from Ontario, Canada

I have had several dental x-rays within the past 3 to 4 years, as I have had braces, and other dental problems that have needed x-rays in order to deal with the problems. When I had my 3-D scan last summer I felt fuzzy for at least a day after the x-ray. Now again I had an X-ray three days ago, and I still feel very fuzzy and not all there. Is it normal to actually feel the effects of an x-ray?
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Fit Nation Tri Challenge: Breaking down the wall
June 20th, 2011
05:00 AM ET

Fit Nation Tri Challenge: Breaking down the wall

Hello wall, my name is Scott and I saw you coming. I knew that this moment was going to happen. Every athlete has that moment where he wonders if he can really continue.  Will he stop or will he bust through that wall and take it to the next level.? My wall came last week.

That weekend I ran the Bellin Run. My first 10K race and I had more than 18,000 people running with me. My goal was to run 9 minute miles. When this whole process started I thought running 10 minute miles was going to be a challenge. Energized by the crowds, fellow racers and my team of friends and trainers who coached/supported me the whole way I finished the run in 56:18, 9:04 minute miles. Not bad for my first 10K.
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