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Steve Wickham, at home in Grundy County, Tenn., has developed an educational seminar with his wife, and fellow nurse, Karen, that they are using to help people with Type II diabetes bring blood sugar under control with less reliance on drugs. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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2 Nurses In Tennessee Preach 'Diabetes Reversal'

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The challenge comes at a time when many Americans are cutting back on sugar due to obesity and diabetes risks. Courtesy of The Coca-Cola Company hide caption

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Coca-Cola Offers A Sweet Quest: A Million Bucks To Replace Sugar

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A new book examines how federal government policies made it easier for minorities to open fast-food franchises than grocery stores. Today the landscape of urban America reflects this history. Chris Kindred for NPR hide caption

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Sure, these Buffalo-chicken-and-kale-stuffed mushrooms look tasty, but they aren't the giant bowl of salt and corn syrup your brain really, really wants. Matthew Mead/AP hide caption

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Wouldn't this salad make a healthful addition to your pizza for dinner? iStockphoto hide caption

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Sayonara To 'Super-Size Me'? Food Companies Cut Calories, So Do We

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