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Be Well, Marsha: 10/27/15

 The gland that rules By Marsha Bonhart It’s shaped like a butterfly, but if it’s out of order, it can sting like a bee. The right and left lobes create its wings, and the other element of that grouping is cone-shaped. All three of those parts rest against and around the trachea and larynx. At […]

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Health, Wellness, and Fitness: 10/20

One flu over the cuckoo’s nest By Marsha Bonhart Being hit by a truck is not the way I want to leave this world, but my sister insists because I am never sick, something traumatic will happen to me. Not a pleasant thought, but I understand what she is saying. I caught a cold last […]

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Health, Wellness, and Fitness: 10/20

Are you skinny fat? By Rocco Castellano I see them and hear from these kinds of people all the time. I know it seems like an oxymoron or just plain moronic but there really are skinny-fat people out there. Years back, I started writing a book called, “Fat People are Stupid… Then They Die.” It […]

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Be well, Marsha: 10/13

What some kids eat makes them sick By Marsha Bonhart P-E-A-N-U-T. Readers of this paper already know what those letters spell. Darryl and Patricia Griffin taught their toddler son to identify those letters in that same arrangement because they wanted to make sure he knew how to save his own life. Jared Christopher Griffin, at […]

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Ask Rocco: 10/13

The salt soap opera By Rocco Castellano For over 25 years I’ve been telling people that I have consulted or trained that salt, like sugar, is a vital part of our well-being, but still people ask the dumbest questions. Back in the ‘70s—I know most of you reading this don’t remember the bell-bottom days… actually […]

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Be well, Marsha: 10/06

The month of pink and purple By Marsha Bonhart Statistics this and statistics that. For a lot us, the numbers in those mathematical probabilities become names of people—some of whom we know, some of whom we love. This month, we address two health issues that tell us every day 113 people die from one and […]

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Ask Rocco: 10/06

Sodium Chlorite… so what’s the controversy? By Rocco Castellano Do you remember last year’s egg recall? Shit, I do. My wife and I went on a trip to California. Normally, I’m on top of everything food-wise but this time I had been under a little bit of stress and I just wanted to get to […]

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The rainbow connection?

A Thousand Invisible Threads: Mapping the Rhizome at Herndon Gallery By Joyell Nevins Photo: Toby Millman, Access and Closure Over a century ago, Scottish-American naturalist John Muir saw a connection in our universe. “When we try to pick out anything by itself,” he said, “we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” His […]

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Ask Rocco: 09/29

Are you the reason your kids are getting sick? By Rocco Castelland These past two weeks I have given you my opinion on vaccines—but there is more to the story than just giving kids shots that they don’t need. The modern family is a two-income family now and every woman (and man for that matter) […]

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Be well, Marsha: 09/29

Smoking’s deadly consequences  By Marsha BonhartHis name is Brian. I met him as he was sitting in his wheelchair on the sidewalk of a hospital in northwest Ohio just over a month ago. Dressed in a hospital gown and robe, I teased him about smoking on the grounds of the medical facility.“Don’t you see the […]

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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 […]

More than a building

Troy walking history tours offer a deeper look By Don Hurst On Friday April 29, Downtown Troy’s past will come […]

Be Well Marsha: 4/19/16

Toast to joy By Marsha Bonhart Shhhh … I have a secret. It’s one I am willing to share, despite […]

On Your Marc: 4/19/16

Dayton, the start of it all By Marc Katz It was a dark and stormy winter—yeah, with snow piled up […]

On Your Marc: 4/12/16

UD a place to emulate By Marc Katz When Wright State University was introducing its new men’s basketball coach Scott […]

Be Well, Marsha: 4/12/16

One tooth at a time By Marsha Bonhart “All I want for Christmas … “ Completing that popular little ditty […]