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by LISA PREJEAN | July 7, 2006
From hiccups to belly growls to burps, kids are fascinated with the sounds their bodies make. An involuntary noise is made. Giggles follow. That humorous curiosity provides fertile ground for a lesson to which all of us can relate. "We each make 1 to 2 liters of gas a day, even if we don't belch the alphabet," says Dr. Patricia Raymond, a gastroenterologist and assistant professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Our bodies make gas as our food is digested. We also ingest gas. Common culprits are chewing gum, carbonated beverages and drinking through a straw.
By LYNN F. LITTLE | December 7, 1999
The holiday season can be a very special time for families and friends to get together. But if proper care is not taken, the unfortunate symptoms - nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches - of food-borne illness can be an unwelcome guest. cont. from lifestyle Food-borne illness is more likely to occur after parties or holiday meals for a number of reasons. The quantity of food handled is much larger than normal; therefore, normal cooking and cooling techniques may not be adequate.
August 11, 2004
Fairgoers mingle around Lions Park in Mercersburg, Pa., on Tuesday during the Mercersburg Lions Club Community Fair. The fair continues through Saturday and features rides, games, food and live music.
August 11, 2006
The Children's Fiesta was held Thursday at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library in Martinsburg, W.Va. The event was part of a summer-long reading program and included stories, food, games and dancing.
January 15, 2008
The children at the Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education collected 502 cans of food, which were donated to The Salvation Army in Hagerstown.
November 2, 1999
How much do people eat in their lifetime? The average American who lives to the age of 72 eats 72,135 meals or 35.5 tons of food in that lifetime.
June 8, 2006
Residents of Avalon Manor Nursing Care Center celebrated National Nursing Home Week May 14-20. The week ended May 19 with a Spring Fling with games, food and a helium balloon launch.
October 16, 2006
The two-day event featured music, food and the making of apple butter and cider in addition to plenty of steam engines and other antique tractors and equipment.
November 24, 2004
Cierra Churchey, left, and Logan Renner taste the food during a Pilgrims Porridge Feast held Tuesday at Marlowe Elementary School in Berkeley County, W.Va.
July 3, 2012
Dinosaurs and man both need air To the editor: Hey, what about those dinosaurs? A young college girl named Emily wanted to know before her college years were over. The answer to her question is found, of all places, in the Bible in Psalms 24:1. This verse states that the earth is the Lord's and all that dwell therein. So many college students want to know about dinosaurs, realizing they didn't just appear out of thin air. They do resemble man in that, to exist, they both need from the earth their food, water and air. So the designer must be the same, to place man on the same planet where their requirement of food, water and air would be met. Now, the science of 2012 teaches dinosaurs must have come out of thin air. For how could they exist without food, water and air?
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