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November 07, 2018

Q Would you please help spread the word about our upcoming event that will celebrate the successes of people in Pitt County who are eating healthy, being physically active and managing their own diabetes.  JS, Pitt County.

A Jackie Sugg MS, RDN, LDN is a long time friend and colleague from the…

Kolasa, Kathy

October 31, 2018

Q: A friend is encouraging me to eat microgreens? I don’t want to look dumb, what are they are and are they good for me?  MKK, Greenville

A: Don’t feel bad. Even with my interest, experience and training in food science and nutrition there seem to be new foods and ingredients in…

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October 24, 2018

Q: I don’t want to contribute to the childhood obesity problem but I don’t want to be a stick in the mud either. Any suggestions for how to handle Halloween? HG, Winterville

A: I was delighted that Kimberly May, a third year Brody student who was spending time on a pediatric rotation,…

Kolasa, Kathy

October 17, 2018

Q My doctors wants me to try the Mediterranean diet. He said I could have some red meat. How much is some? KP, Winterville.

A We recently visited President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s library and museum. I was intrigued by his physician’s diet prescription for the president in 1944. It…

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October 10, 2018

A shout-out to all who will join the 2018 Holiday Challenge!

I was happy that Pitt County folks participated but disappointed to learn that in 2017 Pitt County was down to 287 participants. We usually have more than 300 join in this free fun that benefits personal health and wellness.

 The…

October 03, 2018

Q: I have been taking a medicine to treat heartburn. I have heard that might not be a great idea anymore and that there can be some long-term consequences for taking them. What can I do to naturally reduce or treat my heartburn? — L.J.C., Winterville

A: I asked Kathryn Clary, a second-…

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October 03, 2018

Q Our daughter’s classmate has a July birthday. Her parents always organize a birthday party for her shortly after school is in session, when all of her friends are around. The invitations never state to not bring a gift.

My take is that this is nothing more than a gift grab for their…

Carolyn Hax

September 30, 2018

THE ANSWER IS YES OR NO

Dear Short Answers: Is it rude for people at work to collect money for their children’s charities? Even if it’s a good cause, I feel like I am giving money “anonymously” because I have never even met the person who is collecting the funds.…

Short Answers

September 26, 2018

Q: My neighbor told me she went to an all-day event last year that was great for people with diabetes. Do you happen to know what, where, when? — A.H., Greenville

A: Nov. 7 is the date for the 17th annual Winning With Diabetes conference. This event is for anyone living with diabetes, at…

KathyKolasa

September 26, 2018

Q My younger brother — we are both adults — calls me by an old name — one I was given at birth, and have loathed since age 3, and have not willingly used since I was 10.

The name I use — on my passport, paychecks, everything — is a shortened version of the given one.…

Carolyn Hax
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