Cover: Expert tips for your yard
Matt Blashaw, Orange County, Calif., native and host of DIY Network’s Yard Crashers, offers 11 easy tips for making the most of your outdoor spaces — from designing the perfect space for outdoor entertaining to planting an edible garden..
Recipe: Garden-fresh Asian stir-fry
Husband and wife duo Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman of Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine, share a delicious stir-fry from their new cookbook. Readers can enter to win the book at usaweekend.com.
The Doctors: Does fast food cause hay fever?
Test your spring allergy smarts and discover some facts that may surprise you.
Spring yard work tips, stir-fry recipe and the lowdown on fast food and allergies in this weekend's USA Weekend
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Cover: Expert tips for your yard
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Health services severely affected by sequestration
As most of us are aware, sequestration has had an impact on a variety of national resources that provide vital services to our country. The cap on spending affected defense and nondefense discretionary programs, including many public health initiatives. Over the next 10 years, $1 trillion will be cut from such programs because Congress failed to pass a balanced deficit reduction plan.
Barbecue season: Serve up some tasty (and healthy!) new dishes
The month of June ushers in summertime, and that means it’s time to fire up the grill. Many of you may use your grill all winter long, but ours is generally buried in snow on our open deck, so we look forward to weekly grilling this time of year.
FAD-FREE WEIGHT LOSS: High blood pressure fix up to you
As the coauthor of a cookbook for high blood pressure, it seems to make sense to share some blood pressure news with you since it’s High Blood Pressure Education Month. High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects nearly one in three adults and is referred to as the “silent killer” because it often has no signs or symptoms.
The connection between breakfast and academic achievement
Most people know it's hard for children to pay attention in school without eating breakfast. But now a team of researchers has found out why that is.
Most and least-fit states in the U.S.
A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control highlights adult fitness levels based on participation in aerobic and muscle-building activities. Find out which states came in with the fittest and least-fit populations.
Pfizer begins selling Viagra online to combat fake versions
Pfizer, the world's largest drugmaker, has started offering its impotence drug Viagra through a company-sponsored website to combat counterfeit versions that are sold online.
Tanning beds should carry skin cancer warnings, FDA proposes
Tanning beds would be forced to warn young people of the dangers of skin cancer and face tighter oversight under a proposal from U.S. regulators.
'Breathprints' offer clues about what makes you who you are
What makes your body different from everyone else's? Maybe you're thinking fingerprints or the DNA that you leave on everything you touch. Now, add your breath to that list.
Why are more children being diagnosed with autism?
Over the last two decades, the number of children diagnosed with autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has risen at an alarming rate.
Relieve workplace stress through 'mindfulness'
Increasingly, the corporate world is turning to the practice of “mindfulness” to relieve stress and improve both health and productivity.
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