Tag Archives: health

Vitality Check: 4/26/16


Heeeeeere’s Rocco! By Rocco Castellano What’s up b–ches? I’m back! I know all of you were wondering where I went … and the reason I know this is because I, as well as my editor, was inundated with calls and emails asking, “where the hell I had gone.” Now you don’t have to worry your […]

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Be Well Marsha: 4/19/16

One of the Top Ten woman of the year, Marsha Bonhart.

Toast to joy By Marsha Bonhart Shhhh … I have a secret. It’s one I am willing to share, despite a decades long career as a “protect my sources, ride or die, never, ever tell” television news anchor/reporter. With this article, I take a bow in my swan song as contributing writer for Dayton City […]

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Be Well, Marsha: 4/5/16


To cry or not to cry By Marsha Bonhart It happens every time. For a lot of people, it’s beautiful music. For me, it’s the art of great dance, seeing movement that expertly creates a story told by strong, disciplined bodies that defy gravity and the law of physics. When I see that, I lose […]

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Be Well, Marsha: 3/29/16


The healing power of happy By Marsha Bonhart I thought writing about green spaces during the first week of spring would certainly boost happiness levels. After all, research tells us the sun and green growth make people happy—and those who are exposed more to those surroundings are cheerier than most. The New York Times Well […]

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Be Well, Marsha 3/22/16


Old friend, new friend By Marsha Bonhart I think it starts as soon as we make it to the sand box. Even as little girls we learn to vibe and connect with each other. It’s not anything we are told to do, it just morphs. And 20 years later, we instinctively follow each other into […]

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Be Well, Marsha 3/15/16


The mental tornado By Marsha Bonhart I recently met with a young woman I have known for several years who told me in casual conversation what I had suspected: she has an anxiety disorder. What I didn’t know and what she explained to me is she has been prescribed Prozac, a common medication treatment for […]

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Be Well, Marsha 3/8/16


The cough that roars By Marsha Bonhart By definition, whooping cough is a bacterial infection that loves to live in your respiratory tract.  At first, it seems as if it’s an ordinary cold, but this contagious crud inflames your airways and creates thick, constant mucus. The bug is called Bordetella pertussis. Little kids—that is, those […]

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Be Well, Marsha 3/1/16


Hark! We herald Frankye By Marsha Bonhart One of my favorite hymns as a child growing up in the Lutheran church was, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” a joyful Christmas ode that celebrates the birth of Jesus. The title is part of the opening verse followed by, “glory to the newborn king.” Those words and […]

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Be Well, Marsha 2/23/16


I’m no Barbie girl By Marsha Bonhart I helped my parents save a lot of money when I was growing up. Tomboys only want a Louisville slugger, any kind of ball, a new baseball glove every now and then, a pair of Keds and a box of rubber bands to keep the braids and pony […]

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Be Well, Marsha 2/9/16


Another one bites By Marsha Bonhart Okay everybody, there’s a new bug in town and the World Health Organization (WHO) is getting us ready for its apparent inevitable U. S. invasion. The mosquito-borne Zika virus has already spread to 20 countries worldwide—its most prominent victims are women of child bearing age. The WHO considers the […]

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Be Well, Marsha 2/2/16


Forget me not by Marsha Bonhart In my much younger, other life, I was a model. I never graced the covers of major magazines, but I did my share of runway modeling, promotions and photo shoots. Back in those days, other than the Ebony Fashion Fair, there were few African American women who were reflective […]

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Women’s health warning signs


By Marsha Bonhart   It’s the same old song. I have sung it many times (and not necessarily with feeling). Too tired, too busy; just disregard or cancel the doctor’s appointments. Believe it or not, it is the better-educated women who make the sometimes fatal mistake of not paying closer attention to their health. Taking […]

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What we ask

By Marsha Bonhart Trying to stay healthy is a job. Do this. Don’t do that. Eat this. Don’t eat that. How to properly work, live, play and eat is the quintessential quest. Editors of the “Well” section of The New York Times polled readers to find out what they most wanted to know about maintaining […]

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Why sourdough is a better bread to consume

By Rocco Castellano It might seem weirdly sacrilegious, in honoring the eclectic and alternative genius of David Bowie to focus on a track from Let’s Dance, his hugely successful 1983 release. Stranger still, for a film critic to do so, even though the album contained the song “Cat People (Putting Out Fire),” which was the […]

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Ask Rocco 01/12/16

  Is gluten really the enemy? Normally I don’t jump on a bandwagon when science and emotion buck heads, but this whole gluten-free thing is out of control. The reality is that it doesn’t have anything to do with gluten and has everything to do with the rest of your diet. I want to start […]

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Be Well, Marsha 01/12/16

The letter C The ads are everywhere. You can hear them on the radio, see them on television and read them on printed materials. Like banners carrying life-saving messages, you will find them on the sides, backs and interiors of public transportation, warning you about a liver infection that can kill. If you’re smart and […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]