October 2011 Articles

October 4, 2011
NOCC Spreads the Word on Early Warning Signs Often referred to as the “silent killer” because symptoms don’t appear until the disease is in an advanced stage, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths...
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October 4, 2011
Everyone knows that Austin is a sport-loving town, especially when September comes around and the city turns burnt orange during home-game Saturdays.  This weekend, folks will be heading to the areas around the stadium...
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October 4, 2011
Chia seed, flax seed and wheat germ add fiber and protein to this toasted granola recipe. Try pairing the granola with Greek yogurt and fresh berries to complete your breakfast.(with Anne Wilfong, RD, LD)...
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October 4, 2011
Barbara Walters has a special this Friday, October 28, on “20/20”  called “Behind the Scenes with Barbara Walters and the Superrich,” and there’s an Austin link: John Paul and Eloise DeJoria. You may be...
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October 4, 2011
Warming up for the 2010 Pumpkinhead Regatta on Lady Bird Lake, Dr. Karen Swenson—in the bow position of her two-person boat—looked away. The person in the bow position of Matt Knifton’s boat had also...
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October 4, 2011
Yes, this weekend is Halloween but no, “Pumpkinhead” does not refer to a character from some B-grade horror movie.  It’s the nickname for the 27th annual Head of the Colorado Regatta, hosted by the...
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October 4, 2011
Breast Cancer affects all of us. We all know someone that has battled breast cancer, and hopefully we all know someone who has beaten it. As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness...
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October 4, 2011
Mark your calendars Austinites, Team RadioShack Riders Chris Horner, Jason McCartney and Ben King will be making an appearance at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop October 15 at 2:00 p.m. The meet & greet is...
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October 4, 2011
The first race in the 2011 Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge Series (DCS), the IBM Uptown Classic, is just around the corner on October 2. Many folks will toe the start line of that flat, fast...
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October 4, 2011
Austin Fit Magazine is all about health and fitness; this month, we really want to take a hard look at the medical side of the equation and the enormous role it plays in our...
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October 4, 2011
Before Born to Run hit the shelves and inspired all types of runners to cast off their shoes and run free, there was Nike.  Nike came up with its line of “Frees,” shoes designed...
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October 4, 2011
It’s hard to exercise when you’re waddling around at the end of a pregnancy.  Would you run a marathon? Runners at last weekend’s Chicago marathon cheered for “the pregnant lady” on the course; that...
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October 4, 2011
Dr. Brown recommends the American Academy of Pediatrics web site as a resource for parents (www.aap.org). The site includes a section on children’s health after wildfires. Some of that information has been excerpted here:...
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October 4, 2011
Chris Late, 32, was the top Austin finisher of the Tri-California San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz, with a time of 3:21.31. There were five additional Austin area residents who competed. Lance McInnes, 46, finished...
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October 4, 2011
Some may argue that soccer’s World Cup is the greatest sporting event ever. Some may pick football’s Super Bowl. Cases can be made for prizefights (Rumble in the Jungle, anyone?), certain Olympic events, hockey’s...
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October 4, 2011
Susan Dell is on a mission to help people “fuel for performance and train for life.” “That’s my mantra,” she said. “I want people to know what foods your body needs for what you...
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October 4, 2011
Dog lovers abound here in Austin, Texas – just take a look at Lady Bird Trail on any given day (or anywhere on any given day for that matter)!  Yes Fido is no stranger...
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October 4, 2011
It’s a question that plagues nearly every runner and cyclist during training – can I get the same workout on a stationary bike or treadmill? The answer in short is no. Stationary bikes and treadmills don’t...
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