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Leah Sarris (center) is the head chef and program director at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University. She teaches healthy cooking techniques and educates people about the significant role that food plays in preventing and managing diseases. Paula Burch-Celentano | Tulane U hide caption

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At the turn of the 20th century, when access to professional care was spotty, many cookbooks served up recipes for the sick — some (brandy) more appealing than others (toast water). Even the Joy Of Cooking included sickbed recipes up through the 1943 edition. George Marks/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Food By Prescription: This Health Care Firm Is Trimming Costs — And Waistlines

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