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Local young women raise awareness of arthritis

Local young women raise awareness of arthritis

Staying focused in class is a challenge all students face at some point during their educational years. But for Emily Sasso, it wasn’t difficult classes or boredom or thoughts of her social life that made it hard to stay on task...

New study reveals dangers of NSAIDs

Keeping chickens

Keeping chickens

At 7 a.m. on Monday, my 9-year-old and I were excited to learn that our new 1-day-old chicks were ready to be picked up and taken home. This was our third batch of chicks, but it still felt like Christmas morning as we rushed out to pick them up. Keeping chickens is simple, and in my opinion, much easier and certainly more profitable than keeping hamsters. My husband jokes that the...

Turkey Recalled for Listeria Risk

Texas-based meat processor, New Braunfels Smokehouse, is recalling about 2,600 pounds of cooked, ready-to-eat smoked turkey breast products that may be contaminated a germ that can cause a potentially fatal illness called listeriosis. For a complete list of recalled products and more information, click here.

Vaccines and autism: The mythical link that won’t go away

Vaccines and autism: The mythical link that won’t go away

To Dr. Paul Offit and his fellow medical professionals, there is no debate: vaccines do not cause autism. Yet the myth of a link has persisted—and the effects are lethal...

What’s Up, Doc?

Carrots? How could you possibly be allergic to carrots? I’ve never heard of a carrot allergy!” I hear that one all the time. It’s my most severe allergy, and yet it’s the least understood or believed of all my allergies. Carrots are the first “weird allergy” that I’m going to profile this month in my series, “You can’t POSSIBLY be allergic to THAT!”...

Make Time for Tummy Time

Babies should spend their sleeping hours on their backs, but while they are awake, at least a couple of 10-20 minute sessions each day on their stomachs, also known as “tummy time,” are recommended.

How to make sure your kids are safe on the field and court

It’s important for children to know how to take care of themselves when they’re exerting energy in hot conditions, especially when they’re playing sports...

Many Pools Ruled Unsafe

A new government found that many public pools open to swimmers should not be due to the presence of disease-causing germs.

Numbers You Should Know

When your doctor reveals your blood pressure and cholesterol level numbers, do you know what they mean? You should.

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