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Summer in the city

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A true and scary story with Marilynn Preston You know me. I’m a tiger when it comes to persuading, cajoling, begging you to go have some fun outside. Jump on your bike, walk in nature, paddle a canoe, do any thing you like that gets your heart pumping and your juices flowing, and keep your […]

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Vitality Check: 4/26/16

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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 3/15/16

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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

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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

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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

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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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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Afterglo

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Four healthy vacation ideas by Caroline Shannon-Karasik One of the best things about vacation time is many of our everyday routines go out the window. There are no meetings to attend or rush hour to tackle; breakfast becomes brunch and reading a book while intermittently napping is the norm. But, while time away from home […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

New gluten-free standards By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Listen up, ladies and gents: I’m all about breaking the rules when it comes to a healthy diet. Sure, I love my green smoothies and veggie-packed salads, but I also like to get down and dirty in the kitchen with a few “naughty” ingredients. (Triple chocolate cake, anyone?) But, when […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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Go to bed, sleepy head  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s True story: If you’ve ever been at risk for a concussion as a result of your tired head nodding forward and smacking into your computer screen, chances are you’re not getting an adequate amount of shut eye. Been there, huh? Sleep. It’s something we all require and yet […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Afterglo

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Get fit at home Getting fit at home is nothing new. Hell, some of my favorite childhood memories include donning my fitness gear so I could join my mom for “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” with Richard Simmons or leg lifts with Jane Fonda. And you wondered how I got this way … (winky face) But […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Afterglo

The (un)healthy salad By Caroline Shannon-Karasik You probably didn’t think it existed, right? Unhealthy salad? Huh? The truth is, the term “salad” can be spread a little thin. Pop into a local restaurant and you’ll find “salads” laden with french fries, dressings high in fat, too much cheese, croutons and other common salad toppings that […]

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Six ways to tame the other blood fat By Michael Roizen, M.D., AND Mehmet Oz, M.D. Triglycer-WHAT? Long overshadowed by LDL — the lousy cholesterol — triglycerides are easy to overlook on your latest blood-test results, but getting to know this forgotten fat could protect your ticker and save your brain. The latest: One in […]

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Get smart about herbal supplements By Michael Roizen, M.D., AND Mehmet Oz, M.D. A seemingly endless array of herbal supplements fills the shelves of drugstores, supermarkets, health-food stores and even gas-station quick marts. The appetite for these “alternative cures” has created a $5.2 billion market for everything from aloe vera to Zingiber officinale (that’s ginger). […]

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Safety plan for an environmental crisis By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Got a plan for staying safe if an environmental disaster strikes your town? This summer’s string of toxic emergencies — a refinery fire in California, a chemical blaze in a Baltimore train tunnel, explosions at a PCB-riddled New York recycling company […]

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Yes, Flying Saucers Do Exist!

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Please don’t call it Frisbee. Colorful flying plastic discs fill the air around this time of year, tossed from hand […]

Debate 7/10: You’ve got mail…for now!

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Who in their wildest dreams thought Donald Trump could be a consensus builder? Certainly not me. Donald has done something […]

Bubbles to beat the brunch backlash

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I casually peruse food articles, as you might guess. One emerging set of hot takes seems to revolve around brunch. […]

Jump, jive, and wail!

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Since 1982, Muse Machine has been a staple of many lives in the Miami Valley. Over 76,000 lives, each year, […]

A Monument to Insurrection

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Dayton Society of Artists’ special summer exhibit Alan Pocaro, The Distance Between Us When We Communicate (Detail) By Tim Smith […]