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Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Several Jackson County hospitals, addiction-recovery organizations and community health centers received $1.5 million in grant funds this month. Nonprofit Jackson Care Connect said the 10 grant awards — which range from $95,000 to $250,000 each — are intended to improve patients' transition from hospitalization to outside care, access to specialty doctors, and coordination among medical providers. Dr. Anne Alftine, JCC director of clinical integration, said the...

Updated Feb 10, 2016 at 11:24 AM

Jackson County health officials inspected 94 restaurants in January, and 63 earned perfect scores of 100. None dropped below the failure mark of 70 points. A portion of the scores are published weekly in the Mail Tribune.

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 12:50 PM

The last two weeks I have been writing about a new way of understanding love relationships, based on the idea that we are meant to be bonded to our mate, and that the way we were nurtured, or not, in childhood, shows up in how we relate to our...

Updated Feb 6, 2016 at 2:16 PM

There’s a rather unique online blog called “Cassiopaea Forum,” which I am quite taken with lately. It encourages writers to talk about “anything on your mind that doesn’t fit any other forum, within reason...

Updated Jan 31, 2016 at 11:59 AM

When we are in conflict with our spouse or partner there is almost always something else going on underneath the anger and the details of the argument. We are not fighting about the kids or the laundry or the dirty socks on the floor, although these...

Posted Jan 30, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Where will you be five years from now? It’s a question you might ask a wide-eyed granddaughter when she graduates high school or your ambitious nephew as he begins a new corporate position. But what about asking yourself that...

Updated Jan 24, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Our culture is steeped in the idea that to be successful in love we must be independent and strong. Neediness can be seen as a dirty word, and relying on our partner is often considered weak or co-dependent. But what if reliance on our mate is...

Updated Jan 17, 2016 at 9:25 PM

When many people think of writing, they unfortunately often think of their dreaded high school English class or the research paper they suffered through in college. But, what if writing can be used to transform your life? What if writing can heal?...

Posted Jan 15, 2016 at 12:15 PM

A once rare mosquito-borne virus called Zika is spreading rapidly through the Americas since arriving in Brazil in last May, with a case confirmed in Texas this week in a traveler returning from Latin America.

Updated Jan 10, 2016 at 3:17 PM

Writing has been one of the ways I’ve made meaning, and sometimes beauty, from the things that have happened in my life. For many years I belonged to a women’s writing group where every week we would read our work, talk about writing and share our...

Updated Jan 3, 2016 at 10:01 AM

This is the season when many of us are taking stock of our lives. The Christmas holiday and another year is behind us and the new year looms with all its promise and possibility. On New Year’s we may make resolutions, to lose weight, stop drinking,...

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