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Any day now, it’s going to happen. We are going to wake up one morning, venture outside and discover that the world has turned, as the song says, yellow. The color will be on our cars, lawn furniture and any other outdoor surface ... even floating in puddles. No doubt if we stood still for very long, we too would get a dusting of the canary-colored coating.  The coating in question is pine pollen, and its annual bloom is a ritual of spring with which we are all too familiar. Just last week we had an interesting photo of some male pollen cones on the front page of our paper that pro... Continue reading ->
Category: Weekly Publications    Published: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014     comments
It was jarring to read the coverage of the new “anti-gay bill” passed by the Arizona Legislature and then look up the text of the instantly notorious SB 1062.  The bill was roughly 998 pages shorter than much of legislation that passes in Washington. Clocking in at barely two pages, it was easy to scan for disparaging references to homosexuality, for veiled references to homosexuality, for any references to homosexuality at all. They weren’t there. A headline from The Week declared, “There is nothing Christian about Arizona’s anti-gay bill.” It would... Continue reading ->
Category: Weekly Publications    Published: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014     comments
Category: Yearly Publications    Published: Thursday, June 21st, 2012     comments
Forgot something? You’re not alone. One in eight baby boomers has memory lapses, at least once in a while, a recent survey says. And whether you’ve forgotten where you put the car keys or the name of your favorite Olympic ice-skating move (toe loop? triple?), even small slips leave you wondering whether your gray cells still have what it takes. There’s no health threat that scares people over age 55 more than dementia. One in five will experience brain drain from fuzzy thinking and memory lags to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. But a lot of it doesn’t have to h... Continue reading ->
Category: Weekly Publications    Published: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014     comments
He dared the Guardian to stop him this time. The look in his eyes screamed defiance as he continued to ease away from the reach of authority. Determined — again — to go his own way and do his own thing. After all, consequences were for the weak! He would defy them all!Just before he rounded the last corner out of sight he saw the Guardian shake his head and reach for his staff. He had felt the sting of the staff many, many times and each time he blamed the guardian for the pain. Each time he felt the desire again inside him to make an escape from the watchful eye of the Guardian.&l... Continue reading ->
Category: Weekly Publications    Published: Friday, September 27th, 2013     comments
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Category: Weekly Publications    Published: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014     comments
Marriage is back! After a three-year decline, more Americans are tying the knot, according to a new report. That’s good news, because one of your best routes to a healthier heart, stronger bones, a lower risk for cancer and a longer life is a happy union. How do you build and maintain yours? We’ve got three surprising strategies, drawn from the latest real-world research. 1. Develop a “relationship work ethic.” You wouldn’t skip an important meeting at work or let your kid miss a big team practice, right? Now there’s proof that making the same commitment to... Continue reading ->
Category: Weekly Publications    Published: Monday, March 31st, 2014     comments
Q: I’m ready for a new car, but someone just told me that “new car smell” is actually toxic. Is that true? Should I get a used car?  Donald F., LaGrange, Ill. A: That was a fairly big problem in the not-so-distant past, but car manufacturers today are taking steps to make sure your new car is as clean on the inside as it is outside. Here’s the health story. In 2006, consumer watchdog groups started testing the air inside new cars. It turned out that off-gassing (evaporation of volatile chemicals) from flame retardants, adhesives, sealers, chemical softeners, lub... Continue reading ->
Category: Weekly Publications    Published: Thursday, March 13th, 2014     comments


Category: Yearly Publications    Published: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013     comments
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