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Basking  in the glow

Basking in the glow

Sarah Lemon
Seventy years after Ashland residents relinquished hope that their town would become a premier...
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The joy of healthful cooking

Mary Shaw's Oatmeal Snack Cookies, adapted from "Joy of Cooking," are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
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Herbal renaissance

Calendula and grindelia blossoms drying in wire-mesh racks paint the room golden almost to its high...
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Acupuncture Evolution

Do you suffer from frequent headaches? Have you stopped playing tennis because it hurts your elbow?
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Get ready for golf

In all sports, specific kinds of conditioning and strengthening exercises are critical to maximum performance. Tiger Woods, for example, spends considerable time concentrating on movements to improve...

No Capsule to Toy With

What was a model doing in a metal capsule at February’s Tokyo Health Industry Show? Promoting the use of hyperbaric chambers to relieve stress and boost energy.
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Parent Care: Family Challenge

For millions of people who care for aging relatives, everyday life can be a struggle emotionally, financially and physically. This is especially true for adults who find themselves the caregivers of...

Less Time for Grandparenting

He has gray hair, a wrinkled Clint Eastwood grin and an artificial knee, and he’s wheeling a stroller to the park. Not gramps, but an older dad, a 60-plus father of young children — the New Nurturer...

Weighing diets against each other

The way to lose weight is pretty simple: Eat less and exercise more. So why are there so many diet books and plans?