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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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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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Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]

Vitality Check: 6/14/16

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The dangerous game of preventing pregnancy By Rocco Castellano So I got a call from a friend of mine that […]

Spring into comics

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Comic culture in Yellow Springs By Josher Lumpkin The village of Yellow Springs is a quaint college town that manages […]