Health & Fitness

Shrink Rap: A time to reflect and let go

Gazing out my home office windows I see tender shades of green, pink and white dogwoods and azaleas, the yellows and purples of irises and daffodils. Since today is Easter Sunday a ...

Lincoln Better Living Center hosts free lunch and diabetes seminar Sunday

Pastor Gresford Thomas and Jennifer Higgins hold a sign for a free lunch and diabetes seminar at the Lincoln Better Living Center, 600 McBean Park Drive. The seminar will be from n ...

Changing society’s stigma around addiction and the word ‘addict’

Often clients tell me that they have “an addictive personality.” Sorry, no such thing. While there is evidence that some people might have a genetic predisposition, whe ...

Monthly Cancer Survivor Meet and Greet this Thursday

 As community manager for local Relay for Life cancer fundraisers, Caron Russell strives to inform, educate and provide support services for cancer survivors and their familie ...

The art of connection with loved ones

I never paid much attention to Chanel No. 5. Apparently, my husband did because I received it for a gift one year. It became one of those gifts that sit on the shelf for a long tim ...

Ask the Doctors: Debating the benefits of eating six small meals a day

Dear Doctor: I’ve been hearing that eating six small meals per day instead of three large ones is better for your health and even helps with weight loss. When I try it, thoug ...

Support the Affordable Care Act and don’t reduce Medicaid

Support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) due to the numbers of homeless persons (and other low-income persons) now on MediCAL/Medicaid, reducing emergency room visits. Tom McClintock ...

Feeling blue? Hunkering down? How to make it better

Depression can be daunting. Some people feel bad for good reasons: a dead end job, or loss of a job; a bad relationship, or loss of a relationship; illness or physical injury. Olde ...

Some condiments can make you sick

When you think of histamine, you think of allergies and sneezing right? But histamine is actually a neurotransmitter and release is activated by any outside ‘invader’ s ...

McClintock right to vote against GOP repeal of Affordable Care Act

As most of my friends know, I am not a fan of my congressman, Tom McClintock.    He and I usually are at odds. But this past week, Mr. McClintock surprised me by not goi ...

Blogging about mental illness to help families

Dede Ranahan wants other parents and their families dealing with mental illness to learn from her son’s tragic death three years ago. Her son, Pat, died in 2014 while in a ...

Be supportive of those with mental illness

We often look the other direction when a stranger on the street or at a store is talking loudly to an invisible person or yelling out obscenities. The majority of us don’t t ...

Beating those rainy day blues

The darkened skies and rain have chased many inside to hunker down, crank up the heat and wait for that bright sunlight – or at least a break in the downpour. It’s gl ...

Our lives depend on taking a “Life’s Simple 7” approach

I never followed movie stars Carrie Fisher or Debbie Reynolds yet their deaths Dec. 27 and Dec. 28 respectively have made me sad all week. It’s unsettling. A loving mother ...

Families living in older homes should check for lead paint

Dear Doctor: We live in a charming older home, but some of the paint looks old. How worried should I be that it might contain lead? Dear Reader: You’re right to be conce ...