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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 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 2/16/16

Another transplant frontier By Marsha Bonhart Modern medicine is miraculous and its use is nothing short of marvelous. The more the medical community learns and experiments, the longer we live productive lives. One of those therapies is organ transplantation and a recent endeavor in that area is helping severely injured military servicemen return to their […]

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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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Seed you there!

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]

On Your Marc: 5/24/16

A passing brush with No. 1 Bush By Marc Katz There’s a fascination with being No. 1, and since I’m […]

Vitality Check: 5/24/16

WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of […]

On Your Marc: 5/17/16

Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it […]

Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a […]

Vitality Check: 5/17/16

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” […]