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Thursday
May242012

Pizza's Not a Vegetable, Congressman Argues

U.S. Congress(WASHINGTON) -- Congressman Jared Polis has introduced the SLICE ACT to counter a bill last fall that puts pizza in the category of a federally mandated vegetable serving in schools.

The Colorado Democrat disagrees with the notion that one-eighth cup of tomato paste, which is used in a slice of pizza, counts as one-half cup of vegetables, now considered an entire serving.

The School Lunch Improvements for Children’s Education (SLICE) Act promoted by Polis would force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to lower the standard of an eighth-cup of tomato paste, or about two tablespoons, to an eighth-cup of vegetables.

Polis doesn't believe the stuff is unhealthy.  Rather, he just wants to stop large food makers from hawking pizza to school under the guise of tomato paste being counted as a vegetable.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Mar152012

Cape Cod Clinic Offers Free Pizza With Vasectomy

Hemera/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- With March Madness looming, a Cape Cod clinic is giving guys the perfect excuse to veg out on the couch: A vasectomy. They’ll even throw in a free pizza.

“This gives them an excuse to sit down, watch the game, eat some pizza,” said Evan Cohen, practice coordinator at the Urology Associates of Cape Cod, in an interview with ABC News. “If they relax, they’ll be better off and have a smaller risk of complications.”

The 10-minute surgical procedure severs the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles, acting as a permanent form of contraception. Men leave the clinic with instructions for their recovery and, until the NCAA finals on April 2, a coupon for Surf’s Up Pizza & Seafood.

“It’s kind of a touchy subject,” said Cohen, adding that most men know little about the procedure. “We’re trying to make it light so it’s easier to talk about.”

The promotion is fitting, given that March is the biggest month for vasectomies.

“We see about 100 consults in March, when we typically may only have 20 to 30″ in other months, said Cohen. Most men, he said, don’t want to waste the peak summer months recovering from surgery. “They want to get this kind of elective procedure done and out of the way before the season gets into full swing.”

After a vasectomy, a man is instructed to support his scrotum with a bandage or tight fitting underwear, ice the area, and avoid heavy lifting as well as sex, according to the Mayo Clinic. There is no official recommendation on pizza.

It might sound like a clever excuse for men to slack off during one of the biggest sporting events of the year. But Cohen said it’s usually women who make the appointments.

“Being on the pill, having your tubes tied, those carry costs and the risk of complications,” he said. “I had my vasectomy here, and my wife is the one who scheduled it.”

Cohen said he hopes the promotion pays off. But either way, he’s rooting for Kentucky.

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