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Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 9:35 AM

ďWe all have the right to expect pain-free, balanced days.Ē† I couldnít agree with Ingrid Peschke more on that point.† As a young woman she suffered debilitating migraine headaches that just intensified as she grew older, married, and had children. I know several people who suffer from these headaches.† Even though Iíve never had one, [...]

Updated Mar 24, 2015 at 6:17 PM

For her lunch Friday, Hailey Ordal, a junior at St. Mary's School, packed whole wheat orzo with tomatoes, zucchini, feta cheese and grilled chicken.This meal, like all Ordal’s lunches, has been thoughtfully prepared to include the...

Updated Mar 22, 2015 at 1:21 PM

There is almost nothing that can make us more vulnerable than lack of sleep. When we are sleep deprived our ability to cope with emotions, solve problems and act effectively is drastically reduced. Everything seems more difficult. On the other hand,...

Posted Mar 19, 2015 at 11:01 PM

TIP OF THE WEEKSpring is upon us, and if you have seasonal allergies, you may be less excited about that than most. After all, what fun is finally freeing your face from that scarf if you’re just going to bury it in a tissue?...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 12:34 PM

“The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to,” said F. Scott Fitzgerald. Not getting enough sleep won’t just leave you groggy the next day. Sleep is a vital component of overall well-being, affecting...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. While the economy may be improving, finances continue to be a burden especially on young adults and parents, according to a recent study from the American Psychological Association.More than one...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 12:25 PM

Avoiding illnessHealthy people tend to focus on choosing good foods and getting enough exercise, but it’s also important to consider food safety. About 85 percent of all foodborne illness could be prevented if...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 12:20 PM

Are peanut allergies preventable? A groundbreaking new study shows that the key to preventing peanut allergies in children may be exposing them to the food early and regularly.That’s hopeful news for parents who want to protect...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 11:53 AM

A new food trend is literally sprouting up in grocery aisles: sprouted grains and bread, rice, muffins and other products made from them. Popular in the ‘70s for their nutritional value, sprouted grains are edging again into...

Updated Mar 13, 2015 at 8:29 AM

Hereís a scenario most of us have experienced in some form. Itís the middle of the night and the phone rings. Itís your son in Seattle calling to tell you his 70- year old father-in-law took a fall and heís with him in a hospital emergency room. He...

Posted Mar 13, 2015 at 2:00 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports about 25 percent of all deaths each year in the United States can be attributed to heart disease, making it the single largest killer of both men and women.

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