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    Local eye care specialists answer top 6 questions about diabetic eye disease

    November 6, 2015 Leave a Comment

    By Cheryl L. Dejewski With diabetes at epidemic levels, you probably know (or are) one of the 29+ million Americans with the disease. Whether or not the cause is due to lifestyle (poor diet, lack of exercise), genetics or both, be aware: Diabetes does more than affect blood sugar levels. Without proper precautions, it can… [Read More]

    How to Host a MAD SCIENTIST

    October 23, 2015 Leave a Comment

    Transform your house into Frankenstein’s lab with a few party tricks and Halloween treats. Set the scene with a mad scientist-themed sweets table and carry it home with a crazy good menu featuring frightfully yummy appetizers, mocktails and, of course, treats.   Tricks for Your Treats n Chili Mac Cup Concoction: Use a regular muffin… [Read More]

    Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls

    October 23, 2015 Leave a Comment

    By Mayo Clinic Staff Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it’s important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions — and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions — make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Still, fear of… [Read More]

    Forget the shape, the Chromecast 2 is all about an app

    October 23, 2015 Leave a Comment

    The first thing you’ll notice about the new Google Chromecast is its form. But more interesting by far is its function. The new Chromecast app solves the biggest issue with the first iteration of Google’s streaming pendant (née stick): finding stuff to watch. The app pulls in information from compatible services like Netflix and Hulu… [Read More]

    North Division High School Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend

    October 23, 2015 Leave a Comment

    Autumn safety tips for seniors

    October 23, 2015 Leave a Comment

    As the air turns cooler and leaves drop from the trees, keeping in mind fall season safety tips helps keep you and your family protected from seasonal dangers. Home heating • Make sure your home heating system is in good working order. • Have a professional evaluate the system and address any potential problems. •… [Read More]

    Black women and breast cancer

    October 23, 2015 Leave a Comment

    Surviving breast cancer through early detection and diagnosis October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some facts about black women and breast cancer to help better educate yourself and help get you the right treatment sooner. The issue Nothing speaks more clearly to the shocking breast cancer health disparities than the fact that Black… [Read More]


    April 23, 2015 Leave a Comment

    Busy weeknights call for meals you can prepare quickly, but there’s no need to compromise on flavor and quality. One way to save time is combining fresh ingredients with frozen sides, such as those offered by Alexia Foods. Made with premium, natural ingredients and creative flavor com – binations, they lend a deliciously gourmet complement… [Read More]

    Chicken Paella with French Green Beans

    April 23, 2015 Leave a Comment

    Chicken Paella with French Green Beans Hands-on: 30 minutes Total: 60 minutes Servings: 6 (1 2/3 cups each) 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 1/2… [Read More]

    Ten affordable last-minute summer vacations (part 2 of 2)

    August 13, 2014 Leave a Comment

    Mammoth Cave National Park: Kentucky If natural history with an air of mystery is your thing, Mammoth Cave National Park may be your perfect last-minute vacation. The world’s longest cave system, these limestone caverns can be navigated with the help of park rangers, and programs range from the tried-and-true, one-of-a-kind major paths (ideal for all… [Read More]