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Ask Rocco 11/10/15

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If we really got back to nature By Rocco Castellano One of my favorite things to do is “blow” shit up. I don’t mean throw a grenade under a car, put an M-80 in a trash can “blow shit up.” I mean blow up lies, urban legends or misconceptions that have plagued us for years. […]

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Be Well, Marsha 11/10/15

Are we ‘meating’ cancer? By Marsha Bonhart It arrives through my front door mail slot faithfully each week. Like an obedient pet, I often take it for granted, not paying it much attention at first because its delivery is so loyal. Usually, I only glance and get back to it in a day or so. […]

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Be Well, Marsha: 11/03/15

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A tough cell By Marsha Bonhart “You have lung cancer.” It’s one of the most dreaded phrases in a diagnosis. Five years ago, Kathleen Fennig of Beavercreek got that message. “A non-smoking relative was diagnosed with lung cancer and because I had been a smoker, I wanted to be screened,” she said. That was one […]

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Ask Rocco 11/03/15

The truth about your ‘natural’ diet By Rocco Castellano When people hear the term GMO I’m not sure they understand what an actual GMO is. For years, a certain segment of the population has been on a terror streak to stop what they call “Frankenfood.” For the most part, I’m with them when it comes […]

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Ask Rocco 10/27/15

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Holy CrossFit, Batman By Rocco Castellano This is the first time I am coming out against CrossFit. Many of the business clients I coach are CrossFit studio owners and many fans of mine are CrossFit participants. Normally, I believe that any kind of movement is good for you, but, recently, I have seen too much […]

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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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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

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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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Be well, Marsha: 09/22

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Is it all in your head? By Marsha Bonhart Photo: Julia Garner as “Sage” and Lily Tomlin as Elle Reid in “Grandma” I wish you good health. That includes the happiness and peace of mind that accompany it. If you are a believer, you can find that salutation in the Book of John, “I pray […]

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Ask Rocco: 09/22

Combo shots: don’t stick me with that By Rocco Castellano Last week I gave you some of the most ridiculous vaccines that should never make their way into a newborn baby’s body but Measles, Mumps and Rubella or MMR vaccine is one of those that I’m on the fence about. Very few kids or adults […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]