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Taylor Kovar
Hey Taylor - I’ve finally saved up enough to have a healthy emergency fund and am ready to start tackling my debt. Between credit cards, car payments, and student loans, which do you think I should go after first? - Melissa Hey Melissa - As long as you make a consistent effort to pay down debt...

Don Newbury
Even novices in US History know that discovery of our part of the world was made by Christopher Columbus in 1492. On a far more personal note, Beverly Hindman--an 82-year-old widow in Burleson, TX--has collected important “puzzle pieces” this year to greatly clarify her family history. Now, 527...

Leanne McCrate
Dear Readers, I thought it would be good to end 2019 on a positive note, and according to an analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), American diets are getting healthier! The overall Healthy Eating Index increased from 55.7 to 57.7 (1). This may not seem like much...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
In the 2006 movie “Peaceful Warrior,” Nick Nolte is a mysterious stranger who coaches an aspiring Olympic athlete on how to excel in sport -- and in life: “Take out the trash,” he tells him. “’The trash’ is anything that’s keeping you from the only thing that matters -- the here and now. And when...

Leanne McCrate
Dear Dietitian, My husband has been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. His doctor told him to lose weight, and he tries, but he ends up getting discouraged and goes off his diet. I’m worried about his health, but what can I do? Lauren Dear Lauren, One of the most difficult things in...

Rick Kraft
Christmas has become a complex time of the year. It has developed too many moving parts. Decorating the house inside and out, Black Friday, buying the right gifts, hiding gifts, wrapping gifts, Christmas cards, maxing out credit cards, cleaning the house, making travel plans, planning meals, and...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Scooby-Doo, the animated cartoon franchise that started in 1969, is named after a talkative, crime-solving Great Dane. It’s spun off numerous series. The latest, “Scooby-Doo and Guess Who,” premiered on June 27, 2019. That’s a 50-plus year run for a breed that has a life span of eight to 10 years....

Toni King
Toni: I am a 67-year-old female who never enrolled in Medicare Part B or D because I believe in holistic medicine and only take vitamins.  I was under the impression that if I didn’t go to the doctor, I didn’t need to apply for Medicare and could later. Now, I have found a lump in my breast and...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
In the movie “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Augustus Gloop, an overweight kid, makes a beeline for a river of molten chocolate. His frantic mother calls out, “Augustus, sweetheart, save some room for later!” But he’s undeterred and falls into the swirling sweet, suffering a terrible fate. It’...
Toni: I am a 67-year-old female who never enrolled in Medicare Part B or D because I believe in holistic medicine and only take vitamins.  I was under the impression that if I didn’t go to the doctor, I didn’t need to apply for Medicare and could later. Now, I have found a lump in my breast and...

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