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“The more refined one is, the more unhappy” -- that was the Russian author Anton Chekhov’s view of the world. And more than 100 years after he penned that observation, nutritional scientists are shouting it from the rooftops: Eating refined carbohydrates not only fuels depression and some cancers (...
The market for masks has changed dramatically during the past year. Until then, they were largely worn by health professionals, New Orleans Mardi Gras revelers, and, of course, robbers counting on ‘em to provide incognito status. That was then and this is now. Around the globe, rank and file wear...
What our nation needs is more heroes. What our community needs is more heroes. What our families need are more heroes. There is a shortage of heroes among us. Now, more than ever in the history of mankind, we need heroes among us.  Can you be a much needed hero? Are you worthy of being considered a...
If you happen to be looking for a beach getaway this summer without a huge number of tourists. Head down to Corpus Christi one of my favorite South Texas getaways! Corpus Christi offers something for everyone whether you are looking for a family vacation or a romantic getaway or maybe even a guy’s...
Dear Toni, Please explain why my Mom must pay 100 percent for her Skilled Nursing stay. She recently slipped and fractured her back requiring surgery and a back brace. She was released from the hospital after only a 2 day stay. She was offered the option of being placed into rehab/skilled nursing...
Fourth in a series on the Heart and Soul of the Texas Panhandle When people think about public space in and around cities and towns, notable parks in metropolises come to mind. Some examples include Griffith Park in Los Angeles, City Park in New Orleans, Zilker Metropolitan Park in Austin, and my...
Dear Dietitian, I just read an article that said a high fiber diet helps prevent colon cancer, but other articles on this topic have said the opposite. This is frustrating and confusing! Can you help clear things up? Joseph Dear Joseph, Scientific studies are often confusing because the results are...
Aaron Ulland, 41, was “stroke patient one” in a daring new study that tested -- successfully -- the possibility of restoring the brain-muscle connection using tiny electrodes implanted in his brain to move a brace worn on his immobile arm. Although this was preliminary, the fact that the technology...
Hi Taylor: Like everyone else, I’ve been stuck at home with my kids a lot more than in years past. I’m a little worried about the toll it’s taking on my mental and physical health. You’ve got kids—any tips for how to do my work, keep my kids alive, and salvage my health? - Dani Hey Dani: This is a...
Dallas Cowboy great Drew Pearson’s candle of hope was down to final flickers. Recently, though, the Pro Football Hall of Fame recognized the greatness of this National Football League star who was named “all-pro” three times. Old number “88”--who set numerous team records in the 1970s-1980s--was...

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