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Posted May 29, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKWith the return of warmer weather and longer days, itís good to remember that temperatures arenít the only thing on the rise. Skin cancer rates continue to increase and cause more deaths each year, with one in five Americans expected to develop skin cancer in a lifetime.

Updated May 26, 2015 at 11:20 AM

I feel like itís time to talk about something that Iíve been noticing for a while now. Itís kind of upsetting stuff, at least to me, so I just feel the need to commiserate with someone. You know, to talk it out.

Updated May 26, 2015 at 2:23 AM

If you've spent any appreciable time around a stroke survivor, you'll notice there is a bit more to recovery than regaining movement and speech. Survivors also face an uphill battle when it comes to regaining their emotional and cognitive...

Updated May 26, 2015 at 2:22 AM

It can be difficult to make time for a healthy breakfast in the morning. Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests eating a protein-rich breakfast, such as eggs and beef, helps with satiety and could reduce hunger...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 2:54 PM

Ryleigh Patience is a great dancer.The effervescent Blackburn Elementary fourth-grader is also a bat girl, best friend, a fighter and the inspiration of everyone who crosses her path.She was recently appointed the...

Updated May 19, 2015 at 10:09 AM

I have a lot on my mind lately.My husband, Randy, and I have been caring for my mother, Wilma, who has had Alzheimerís since 2010. Alzheimerís runs in Momís family. Her father had it. Her sister had it. Her brother had it. Now Mom has it.

Posted May 19, 2015 at 8:28 AM

It’s that time of the year when I begin to see a number of cases in my office involving the great outdoors.In addition to allergies that many suffer this time of year due to increased pollen counts in the air, the spring also brings...

Posted May 19, 2015 at 8:21 AM

About 70 million American adults have high blood pressure. That’s one of every three adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Of those, the CDC says only about half, or 52 percent, of people with high...

Posted May 12, 2015 at 7:24 AM

Warm weather brings more opportunity for outdoor activities. Whether they are young children or teens, keep your kids safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun. Three areas to think about when it comes to summer safety are pedestrian and...

Posted May 12, 2015 at 7:07 AM

For every minute that a stroke goes untreated, a patient will lose an average of nearly two million brain cells and 14 billion connections between brain cells. Someone suffers a stroke just about every 40 seconds. Every four minutes, one of those...

Posted May 12, 2015 at 7:06 AM

We all would like to be eating better, but how do we translate that to our brown bag lunch? Why not try a salad in a jar? Jar salads are quick and easy to make, and can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. You only need to...

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