Today on Home & Family Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Dr. Drew Pinsky
Dr. Drew Pinsky is here today to talk about a treatable and curable form of cancer that is prevalent among men: prostate cancer. Dr. Drew explains why he postponed surgery an entire two years after his initial diagnosis with the disease. He also forewarns men what risk factors to be aware of, such as genetics, age, and alcohol and tobacco use.
Facts & Figures:
1. Prostate cancer screening can identify cancer early, when treatment is most effective.
2. Only 1 in 4 men with a positive PSA test progress to prostate cancer. 3. Changes in urination can be a warning sign. 4. 200,000 men in this country are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. 5. Only 30% of low grade prostate tumors get worse over a 10 year span. 6. Time is on your side. Don't rush decisions about radiation or surgery. 7. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. 8. By age 80, half of all men will have prostate cancer. 9. A family history puts you at a higher risk. 10. Healthy diet and exercise decreases risk. For screening guidelines, go to mayoclinic.com. Visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation at pcf.org.
Fabio Viviani's Recipe for Lamb Chops with Orzo Pepper Salad
Chef Fabio Viviani returns to cook yet another lamb dish, this time with orzo pepper salad. He teaches us how to marinate the lamb chops for a flavorful taste that will appeal to dinner guests of all ages.
Fabio's new cookbook, "Fabio's Italian Kitchen," is available at
www.amazon.com. For more information on the chef and to subscribe to his newsletter, "Fabio's Kitchen Academy," go to
Keeping Your Feet Happy in Heels with Kym Douglas
Put your best foot forward and start your outfit from the ground up. Kym Douglas says it's all about the shoes and shows us that beauty doesn't have to hurt. Toss the phrase "no pain, no gain" out the window. Kym teaches us to break in shoes to avoid skin irritation. She also showcases innersoles that offer arch support. And, stand tall with heel lifts, available at undercoverfox.com.
1. The average person takes 6,00-10,000 each day.
2. Scuff up the bottom of new shoes to prevent falling. 3. Water will help loosen up leather shoes. Stride on over to www.footsolutions.com to find an insert to make your shoes not only bearable, but comfortable.
Rick Schwartz from San Diego Zoo
"Home & Family" is having a wild time with San Diego Zoo's Rick Schwartz. He brings along a whole bunch of furry friends. Come meet Britney "Spears" the porcupine! And while Rudolph and all his other reindeer friends are back at the North Pole preparing to take flight for Christmas, Olive lands in our yard to educate us on the species. And, learn all about camels, servals, chincillas, and more animals that thrive in the winter months. Later, Rick hops back in, cradling an adorable baby kangaroo in a pouch.
Plan your next trip to San Diego Zoo at www.sandiegozoo.org.
Jessie Jane's DIY Peppermint Plates
Jessie Jane is really impressing Mark and Cristina with her clever crafts this holiday season and she continues to raise the bar she set for herself with these DIY peppermint plates. Using peppermints or other hard candy of your choice, design a pattern in a baking dish. The heat of the oven will mold the individual candies together into the shape of a plate.
For more with Jessie Jane, visit lilyshop.com.
Jeanette Pavini's Online Shopping Strategies for Saving Money
Two-time Emmy award winning consumer and investigative reporter Jeanette Pavini is helping us strategize our holiday shopping gameplan with a plethora of money-saving tips. Even though it's crunchtime, be a good consumer and shop wisely by taking advantage of store price adjustment policies. She also explains the best way to shop online and what traps to avoid. If you're feeling extra generous during the season of giving, Jeanette tells us about retailers that give back to charities with each purchase.
Start saving by visiting coupons.com.
Sporty Gift Ideas with Jill Simonian
For all of you who have made a New Years resolution to get fit, Jill Simonian has just the apparel for you to break a sweat in style. From dryfit UV shirts to lightweight running shoes to odor absorbing shirts, there is fashionable workout wear for men and women alike. Add, add technology to your exercise regimen to monitor your daytime activity level and nighttime sleep pattern. Plus, strike a pose on a yoga matt and record your bike ride on a POV camera that attaches to your helmet.
1. Women's Pro Hyperwarm ½ Zip, $60
2. Nike FS Lite for Women, $75 3. Under Armous UA Tech ¼ Zip Shirt, $44.99 4. Asics GT-2000 Running Shoes, $119 5. FitBit Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband, $99.95 6. Gaiam Yoga Mat and Block, mat- $29.99 & block- $9.98 7. GOPRO Hero 3+ Silver Edition, $299.99 Find a large selection of sporting goods at sportsauthority.com.
Sophie Uliano's DIY Snowglobe Soaps
Sophie's latest craft makes a great stocking stuffer or teacher's gift. Plus, it's easy enough for a 5-year-old to do. She teaches us how to make a wintery snowglobe inside a transparent block of soap.
For Sophie's project, you can purchase healthy soap at oregontrailsoaps.com.