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De-stress your holiday — or just skip it
Does this sound like you: Go shopping, visit the family, go shopping again, bake holiday cookies, shop some more, decorate the house, shop again, visit in-laws, pick up stocking stuffers, prepare holiday feast, shop for Secret Santa gift for work, mail Christmas cards, wrap presents, head to church services ... and the list goes on and on.
Sail through the holidays with joy: dos and don’ts
In my work, there is often a lot of disagreement over what the “healthiest diet” is, or the “best way” to eat. With so many people taking on the role of “nutrition expert,” the diet industry continues to grow each year and is a multi billion dollar industry, promising quick fixes and “new diets.” Do you fall prey to eating poorly from April through December, and then fall into a fad diet trap in the new year?
Jamestown girls basketball team rallies behind coach in successful battle against prostate cancer
The first scrimmage of the season was just about over. Mike Seman, then an assistant coach with the Jamestown girls basketball team, couldn’t wait any longer.
Former Powerball winner dies penniless after burning through $27 million
David Lee Edwards, an out-of-work ex-con who won millions in a Powerball lottery 13 years ago, died penniless Saturday in a hospice care center here, a victim of hard and fast living that resulted from his sudden riches.
Not much to look at, but jellyfish are beneficial
Just before Halloween, our friends in the United Kingdom produced the world’s first glow in the dark ice cream.
Tips to help avoid turkey fryer tragedy
Be extra careful if deep frying a turkey is part of your Thanksgiving celebration, urges the Pennsylvania Insurance Department and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
Expert warns: Don’t overlook safe turkey-handling practices for a happy holiday
Thanksgiving is a time for sharing: good food, family time, friendship and memories. But one thing you don’t want to share, warns a food-safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, is pathogenic bacteria.
How to survive cooking for a large group at Thanksgiving
This Turkey Day, leave the stress behind with some helpful tips and resources for pulling off dinner for a crowd.
Small changes the key to getting weight under control and improving your life
I just returned from speaking at the 2013 Lifestyle Medicine Conference in Washington, D.C. I was inspired by this event to get back to our prevention roots by addressing the pillars of health — diet and exercise — and also facilitating other lifestyle interventions — smoking cessation and stress management.
Nurses in Mass. want to limit number of patients
Nurses in this state are trying to get support for a ballot initiative that would limit the number of patients they can treat at one time.
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