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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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Ask Rocco: 09/15

Vaccines: The good, the bad and the ugly By Rocco Castellano This has got to be one of the most controversial subjects I’ll write about, except maybe abortion. I may try to tackle that in the future, but for now it’s vaccines. Most of you who read my column know that my wife just had […]

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Be well, Marsha: 09/15

Costly, quiet disease By Marsha Bonhart When you are active without any weight issues, you might think gnawing hunger and fatigue are connected to a healthy appetite and a busy, somewhat athletic lifestyle. Suddenly, nothing seemed to satisfy what seemed to be the constant buzz in my gut, even my strong urge to eat a […]

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Be well, Marsha: 09/08

Hurt by the bell By Marsha Bonhart I am not an abusive parent. However, yes, I admit to using what could be considered unethical tactics to encourage my younger son to get out of bed on school mornings. Despite fairly strict scheduled bed times, he just didn’t seem to get enough sleep. The 7-minute ride […]

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Ask Rocco: 09/08

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano A while ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” that was basically a wild rant against the pieces of shit that allow this so-called nutrient to invade every crevice of our food supply. As unaware participants in an obvious population reduction experiment… wait a second… […]

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Ask Rocco: 09/01

The best motivation to start exercising By Rocco Castellano I get asked this question many times a year. It’s become one of my staple questions in my FAQs. “What is the best motivation to help me start exercising?” As you know, I’m not really a big fan of drone-like, repetitive, same-thing-every-other-day stupid shit. One thing […]

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Be well, Marsha: 09/01

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Life and loss Introducing columnist Marsha Bonhart By Marsha Bonhart Hello, my name is Marsha Bonhart and I am so excited to be a part of the Dayton City Paper family. Through regular articles, I will soon begin giving DCP readers opportunities to improve their health. Each January, most of us make the New Year’s […]

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On Your Marc: 5/31/16

It’s what’s on the scoreboard that counts By Marc Katz One day the lead editorial writer for the Dayton Daily […]

Tale of three studios

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The many workspaces of artist Julie Beyer By Bill Franz I first heard of Julie Beyer when she was the featured artist […]

Serenity in Nature

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Penelope “Penny” Adamson draws inspiration from the outdoors By Joyell Nevins Penelope “Penny” Adamson is a living example of how […]

Vitality Check: 5/31/16

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Putting the ‘mix’ in mixed martial arts By Rocco Castellano This issue is always a very strange one for me. […]

Seed you there!

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