Health

Ask The Doctors: Blocked eustachian tubes can cause problems

Q: My hearing loss is related to my Eustachian tubes: They stay closed. I can open them and improve my hearing by holding my nose and blowing, but the effect lasts only a short time. Hearing aids don't help. What can I do?A: First, let's consider …

Health Take-Away: Take responsibility of your own health with these tips

As concerns swirl around the future of healthcare coverage in this country, there's a tendency to think that our personal health revolves largely around doctor's appointments, runs to the pharmacy and an occasional trip to the hospital. But the …

Graceful Health: How do you know if you have Diabetes?

By Deborah Brown, Grace Cottage Family Health Diabetes Educator Do you have diabetes? If you said no, how do you know? As many as eight million Americans have this disease without knowing it. And even without obvious symptoms, undiagnosed diabetes …
Food

Robin Anish: Become a picky produce shopper with these tips

I'm a discriminating produce shopper. I sniff, squeeze, inspect, hoist and often reject. Actually, persnickety better describes my behavior. I notice other shoppers just grabbing handfuls of string beans and tossing them into a bag and buying them …

Guinness Cake: Pour yourself a stout - for baking

With annual St. Patrick's Day celebrations cropping up across the globe this Friday, revelers in both homes and businesses are preparing Irish-themed meals and stocking up on a staple of the day: Irish beer, particularly the signature Celtic brew, …

Serve a rustic, hearty St. Patrick's Day dish

St. Patrick's Day traditions in the United States run deep. We eat corned beef and cabbage, we drink green beer, and we shame our co-workers into wearing green sweaters to the office. If you're looking for a change of pace this year (except for the …
Insights
Restoring cabinet veneer may take more than elbow grease

Q: My kitchen cabinets have a veneer that has rotted from moisture in certain places. How can I restore the cabinet panels to their original finish?A: If indeed it is a veneer issue — and there is some doubt about that among several …

Fairy gardens captivate imaginations of all ages

Tricks to save money on your property taxes

Outdoors
Stargazers: Realm of the Galaxies is a stunning sight

After the moon sets this week, get away from bright city lights and take a gander at a pristine rural sky.If you do this, I recommend you sit back, relax and think about what lies before you. Every light you see in the heavens is a distant sun many …

Thom Smith: Pigeons seem to be on a decline in the region

Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Flocks of cardinals at feeders not that uncommon

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