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Dick Cheney to Pen Memoir About Heart Troubles

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For years late-night comics have wondered whether or not Dick Cheney has a heart. Now we have an answer — he does. And he’s writing a book about it.

The “non-political memoir,” to be published late next year, will chronicle the former vice president’s 34 years of heart troubles, starting with his first heart attack in 1978, the four he suffered in later years, and the heart transplant he received earlier this year. His daughter Liz Cheney and cardiologist Jonathan Reiner will co-author.

Gary Schwitzer, publisher of the website, said he wondered if Cheney will address the fact that the left ventricular assist device inserted into his heart to prevent it from failing was developed with taxpayer-supported government research at the National Institutes of Health.

“The book could do a public service…depending on how it deals with these values,” Schwitzer said.

Either way, Cheney isn’t the only Republican who plans to weigh in on personal healthcare reform in book form. Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced earlier this year she is writing a diet and fitness book that will allow you to shed pounds — perhaps without giving up such Palin family favorites as Moose Chili and Eskimo ice cream, which involves taking lard and sugar, beating them together until cream, then adding berries.

Politics aside, nutrition experts are on board with the concept of Palin’s book.

“Not sure what her idea of taking a balanced approach to diet means, but if she’s advocating getting off the fad diet roller-coaster I’m glad she’s sending that message,” said Cynthia Sass, a registered dietician in New York City.

Sass said she hopes Palin will collaborate with a registered dietitian to ensure that the information she provides is sound, accurate and science-based.

Perhaps just the idea of being a heartbeat away from the presidency is enough to put someone on a health kick — though there’s no word on whether the marathon running former Republican vice presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, is shopping any fitness titles yet.

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Sarah Palin Writing a Fitness Book

by Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Sarah Palin debuted a new look in Los Angeles this week: frosted hair, frosted lips, and a thinner figure than she’s had in the past. Turns out, she’s got a new project to go with it -- penning a diet and exercise tome.

In an email to People magazine Tuesday, the former Alaska governor and VP candidate wrote, “Our family is writing a book on fitness and self-discipline focusing on where we get our energy and balance as we still eat our beloved homemade comfort foods!”

Palin, who famously made moose chili and moose cheese dogs during a 2008 interview, promised a book that’s “unique and motivating.” She added, “We promise you what we do works and allows a fulfilling quality of life and sustenance anyone can enjoy.”

People noted that it’s unclear if Palin has a book contract or publishing date.

This is Palin’s latest foray into the entertainment world. From 2010 to 2011, she starred in Sarah Palin’s Alaska, a TLC reality show that featured her and her family (and Kate Gosselin, in one episode) exploring the 49th state’s outdoor splendors. It was canceled after one season.

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Palin Ties First Lady's Endorsement of Breast Feeding to Price of Milk

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LONG ISLAND, N.Y.) -- Sarah Palin says first lady Michelle Obama's campaign to get Americans to treat their bodies better, and her encouragement of breast feeding, is a result of rising food costs and the price of milk.

During a speech on Long Island on Thursday, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate said, "No wonder Michelle Obama is telling people to breast feed their babies...because the price of milk is so high right now."

Michelle Obama mentioned breast feeding during a roundtable discussion with reporters last week, when she said that her endorsement of healthier eating and her "Let's Move!" initiative aim to influence kids early. The first lady went on to say she believes kids who are breastfed longer have less of a tendency to become obese.

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