TV Chef Paula Deen Discloses Diabetes Diagnosis

TV Chef Paula Deen Discloses Diabetes Diagnosis: Paula Deen, the Southern belle of butter and heavy cream, is making no apologies for waiting three years to disclose she has diabetes while continuing to dish up deep-fried cheesecake and other high-calorie, high-fat recipes on TV.

She said she isn’t changing the comfort cooking that made her a star, though it isn’t clear how much of it she’ll continue to eat while she promotes health-conscious recipes along with a diabetes drug she’s endorsing for a Danish company. Continue Reading…

John Edwards To Undergo Heart Surgery

John Edwards To Undergo Heart Surgery: John Edwards is battling a life-threatening heart condition that will require surgery next month and delay his criminal trial again, a court heard today.

The 58-year-old former Democratic presidential candidate is facing trial inNorth Carolinafor allegedly abusing $1million of campaign finances.

But Judge Catherine Eagles delayed the trial until at least March 26 and said he should avoid driving and travel – including to court proceedings.

Edwards walked into the courtroom inGreensborowithout assistance and appeared healthy. Judge Eagles had requested that he be there.

His cardiologist wrote two letters to Judge Eagles but no details were revealed about what sort of surgery or what illness Edwards may have. Continue Reading…

Judge Says John Edwards Has Serious Heart Condition

Judge Says John Edwards Has Serious Heart Condition: John Edwards’ federal corruption trial was delayed for 60 days Friday so the former presidential hopeful can receive treatment for a “serious” but unspecified heart condition, The News & Observer reported.

Judge Catherine Eagles agreed to delay the trial for at least two months.

Eagles said in court that she had received letters from two cardiologists indicating that Edwards has “a serious condition,” but one that is treatable. The doctors have scheduled a procedure for February to treat the condition. Continue Reading…