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From the Earth

Defining what it really means to eat organic By Caroline Shannon-Karasik “Organic.” It’s not exactly a new term or one with which we do not all come in contact each time we hit up the grocery store. But is it a label that we all understand? Ask the average person what “organic” means and they’re […]

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Breathing in

Local woman demonstrates how non-smokers are being diagnosed with lung cancer every day By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Remember those horrifying photos of charred, worn lungs that our middle school health teachers liked to use to make a point during non-smoking lessons? Mention lung cancer and that’s the image most people conjure. And even though it is […]

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The skinny on year-round skincare

Surprising information about how your skin is affected by your everyday life By Caroline Shannon-Karasik I’m what people call fair. What they mean is, “Girl, why don’t you get a tan?” I’ve never been one of those people who walk away with a nice sun-kissed glow from a day at the beach. In fact, I’m […]

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How to build a better salad

Sure it’s a salad, but how healthy is it … really? By Caroline Shannon-Karasik I love food. I love cooking and baking and, naturally, eating. And as someone who likes to try new recipes, the dishes I make can range from kind of complicated to you’re-going-to-need-three-hours-to-pull-this-one-off complicated. But I also love simple dishes, ones that […]

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Swinging myself to sleep

Suffering from the dreaded insomnia? Try these ‘swinging’ methods By Caroline Shannon-Karasik It’s 3:13 a.m. and I’m awake. I’ve already, unwillingly so, opened my eyes at 12:34 a.m. and 2:26 a.m. As it is, I had a hard time falling asleep because I couldn’t get my mind to stop racing, moving through to-do lists things […]

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Sunshine on My Spandex

How to beat the heat (and the sweat) with the latest in workout gear technology By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Dress for success” is a phrase we liken to men in sharp business suits or women with perfectly coiffed hair and a refined ensemble as they step into a meeting. But it’s not exactly one that is […]

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Surprise cancer risks: Blushing, fear, confusion

Your to-do list in the war against cancer and illness By Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Ever been scanned, screened, poked or prodded in your own war against cancer? If the answer’s yes, here’s a fact worth celebrating: You’ve earned a place in medical history. Turns out that more screenings (like yours) are […]

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The sweet debate

Are food made with real sugar healthier? By Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. You’ve probably seen those “made with real sugar” ads on TV and heard about food makers replacing high fructose corn syrup with “real sugar” in everything from ketchup to crackers. “Real sugar” may be the craziest comeback since platform sandals, […]

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Save your brain!

Eat low-salt in a high-sodium world By Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Don’t let the recent media tizzy linking diet soda to stroke distract you from an even bigger threat to your brain: salt. The amount of sodium most of us eat every day doubles your stroke risk. That’s why we’re 100 percent […]

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Broke?

6 ways to get the health care you and your family deserve By Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. TV cameras and newspaper pundits may be glued to the endless health care battles in Washington, but a bigger health drama is unfolding outside the Beltway — at kitchen tables just like yours. With 50 […]

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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]