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Losing to win

Losing to win

By Sarah Lemon
In her attempts to lose weight, 34-year-old Alicia Blake "tried everything in the book."
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Preparing for the pear

The Pear Blossom Run — a highlight of the annual Pear Blossom Festival — is more than...
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Healing circles

Diagnosing Niki Tamminga with systemic, soft-tissue sarcoma, doctors predicted the 36-year-old...
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Arrival of the fittest

Pregnant women can experience a variety of discomforts while tiny embryos are taking shape as...
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The golden gift

By Michael Altman
Turmeric has been described as a wonder spice. In the words of Dr.
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