CHICAGO - When Terri Cenar came to, she knew immediately that something terrible had happened.

Lindsey Averill spent most of her life thinking things would be better if she could just get skinnier.

When Bruce Daily woke up after having lumbar surgery a year ago, he realized he couldn't move the right side of his body.

Faith Broadnax yanked out her breathing tube.

Well, isn't that good timing? Right when my daughter and grandkids are here for a visit, I learn that August is Kids Eat Right Month (kidseatright.org). And along with this proclamation, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) has released a new position paper on feeding kiddos in the 2 to 11 year-old age range.

Justin Wan is not one to radiate unfettered optimism or make bold statements about his future.

Decades ago, eggs were brown or white, big or small. Now you need a scorecard to choose: cage-free, organic, humanely raised or pasture-raised, not to mention prices that can run from less than $2 to $8 for a dozen.

LOS ANGELES - When you buy a box of crackers labeled "natural," do you just assume they're organic? Don't. When you choose an "all natural" chocolate syrup for your kids' ice cream, are you thinking it has less sugar? Read the label.

The website boasts a long menu of horrors captured on video: impalements, hangings, suicides.

It was the last line that caught my attention. Kelsey, whose company markets Ball brand home canning jars, wrote, "After all, in addition to wedding decor and DIY (Do It Yourself) crafts, mason jars' original purpose was for home canning!"

Six months before my children had wisdom teeth surgery, I met with their surgeon and was given verbal and written instructions as well as a video on pre-operative preparations. It included necessary information for administration of the children's sedation and antibiotics on the day of surgery.

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