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October 14th, 2011
09:03 PM ET

What's healthy eating for a diabetic?

Every weekday, a CNNHealth expert doctor answers a viewer question. On Friday, it's Dr. Melina Jampolis, a physician nutrition specialist.

Asked by Marci in Montana
Being a type 2 diabetic, I have too many different ideas coming at me. Do you have any advice on what diet to follow?

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What the Yuck: Just food poisoning?
October 14th, 2011
01:10 PM ET

What the Yuck: Just food poisoning?

Too embarrassed to ask your doctor about sex, body quirks, or the latest celeb health fad? In a regular feature and a new book, "What the Yuck?!," Health magazine medical editor Dr. Roshini Raj tackles your most personal and provocative questions. Send 'em to Dr. Raj at whattheyuck@health.com.

Q: Every time I hear about a deadly Listeria outbreak, I wonder: How do I tell the difference between harmless food poisoning and the life-threatening kind?

While a bout of food poisoning totally sucks, most of the time the vomiting, diarrhea, aches and fever will go away on their own in a couple of days.

But in rare situations, a more virulent pathogen - such as certain strains of E. coli bacteria that produce a poison called Shiga toxin - can lead to severe, life-threatening dehydration or kidney failure.
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Tri Challenge: Paying it forward
Nina Lovel's first place tile, made a child at the Open Door Home, a beneficiary of the RACE Rome Sprint Triathlon.
October 14th, 2011
11:30 AM ET

Tri Challenge: Paying it forward

These two months since the NYC Tri have gone by as quickly as the six that preceded it, because life is well, just so different now.

First of all, I have never stopped moving. I did rest for a week following NYC, but soon I was back to swimming, biking and running nearly every day, because I felt so good I did not want to lose any of the fitness I had worked so hard to attain. Also, not only my body, but my APPETITE had become accustomed to that high level of activity, so stopping was never an option.

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