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Television personality Larry King was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017. “They said I was lucky and smart to get annual X-rays because lung cancer doesn’t give you any signs until it’s in the late stages,” he told People magazine. At that point, King, a former smoker, knew that his three-pack-a-...
Oddly, french fries figure as major plot points in old movies: There’s the scene in 1986’s “Cobra” when Stallone tells a ketchup-crazed girl her fries are drowning; the french fries food fight in a moving car in “The Getaway” (1994); and the scene about freeway french fry agony and ecstasy in “...
Dear Dietitian,I have diabetes and I recently bought a new sweetener called allulose. Can you tell me more about it from a dietitian’s view?Thanks,JillDear Jill,Allulose, or D-psicose, is the newest member of non-nutritive sweeteners. It is actually classified as a rare sugar because it is found...
Hey Taylor: Can you explain the whole investing-in-gold thing? So many people have told me I need to buy gold but no one has told me why. What’s the real incentive there? - Mitch Hey Mitch: I’d be happy to fill you in on how this works. I think buying gold and other precious metals is a smart way...
Spring is a season of rebirth and renewal. As trees and flowers bloom anew, many people get renewed vigor to tackle projects in and around the house. Spring cleaning projects can take on many forms, from garage overhauls to washing the interiors and exteriors of windows. According to the 2019...
Spring arrives in the Northern Hemisphere on March 19, bringing with it visions of more hours of sunshine, warmer temperatures and ample opportunities to embrace the great outdoors. Come mid-March, people who live in climates marked by cold winters have no doubt been anticipating spring fun in the...

Don Newbury
My Uncle Mort, who lives so far out in the country that nobody passes his house going to town, called the other day. “I’m going to shock you, nephew,” he said. “’Cause I’m planning a ‘give-away’ that folks won’t be able to refuse.” He had my attention. I felt flushness in the face--sure that my...
Spring marks the return of many things. Trees and flowers begin to bloom again in spring, while warmer temperatures are welcomed back with open arms. Grass also begins to grow again in the spring. That means it’s not too long before homeowners have to dust off their lawn mowers and get to work....
When animal rights activist, actress, music PR executive, mom and creator of MegsMenopause.com, Meg Mathews experienced menopause around age 50, she reported: “My joints were so inflamed; I used to be able to get up and do a downward dog, but I was walking to the bathroom like an old lady. It was...
Dear Readers: This past week I attended the funeral of my best friend’s brother who died suddenly of a massive heart attack. He was only 49. You don’t realize how many lives one life touches until you attend a funeral. The exchange of love and support between friends and family, the stories that...

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