Tommy Atkins

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Tommy Atkins

A British soldier. The term originated in manuals once sent to British soldiers, in which the name used as an example was "Tommy Atkins" (as opposed to "John Doe"). In his younger years, my grandfather was a Tommy Atkins.
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Wolever and Atkins' scientists, employs more accurate clinical testing rather than just relying on what Atkins refers to as "the low-carb industry standard subtraction calculation method to determine net carbs.
A New York judge has allowed her estate to continue legal action against Atkins and two other doctors at the Atkins Center which she says were negligent in treating her cancer.
Twin Rivers said it will open Atkins Prepared Foods Inc.
In the face of an obesity epidemic, Atkins supporters argue that the traditional medical recommendation to eat less fat often doesn't work, since people either give up their diet or overcompensate later because they miss fat.
Dr Atkins died in a fall on an icy pavement in New York City last year.
The man behind the Atkins Diet attacked for promoting high fat foods and avoiding carbohydrates died last year of a head injury after falling on ice.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Atkins Elizabeth Atkins is a novelist and journalist who lives in Detroit.
Come to me all you high cholesteroled beauties, at this time of year the Atkins will be easy
The latest salvo in the diet holy wars came Thursday, when a group called the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine released a report that linked the Atkins diet with health problems ranging from bad breath and constipation to loss of energy and heart disease.
Cholly Atkins, 89, a legendary tap dancer and choreographer for Motown Records, died April 19, 2003, in Las Vegas, where he lived.
HOSPITALS across the Midlands have BANNED the controversial Atkins diet because of its perceived health risks.
American Doctor Robert Atkins created the controversial high-protein, low-carbohydrate Atkins Diet.