Health

Health Take-Away: Taking a pulse on healthy heart rhythms

Millions of people experience irregular heartbeats, called arrhythmias, at some point in their lives. Most often, they are harmless and happen in healthy people free of heart disease. However, some abnormal rhythms can indicate life-threatening …

Ask the Doctors: 'Digital free-for-all' not the answer for young kids

Q: My daughter always gives my grandson her cellphone to play with — and he's only 18 months old. I read that this can cause speech delays. How serious is the risk? Does it stunt children in other ways? A: The allure of the screen is powerful. …

Graceful Health: Eating healthy while still being on a budget is easy!

Health Team Health CoachQuite often, when I counsel my clients about nutrition, I find they have the mistaken idea that healthy food is more expensive. They believe they can't afford to eat healthy. This just isn't so.The "Healthy Cooking on a Tight …
Food

A Mother's Day treat: Mini Mocha Baked Alaskas

Let's say you dream of wanting to make a very special dessert for mom on Mother's Day but don't really have the time or the expertise. Here's a cheating version of Baked Alaska. Sure it's antique — is there any other two-word phrase in English …

Mother's Day brunch menu: A cheese souffle perfect for Mom

A perfect souffl — whether sweet or savory— was my mother's favorite food bar none, the one thing she always ordered when we dined out. That's why when I was 10 and Mom inconveniently rebelled against the family's Mother's Day breakfast in bed tradition, insisting that it made her feel liked a caged animal, my father suggested we celebrate her with brunch in the dining room instead.

Jim Baily | The Yankee Chef: The flavor of loaded potatoes, texture of classic Duchess spuds

Golden, cheesy and, with that hint of ham, simply a great addition to your dinner table. The flavor of loaded potatoes, the texture of classic Duchess spuds and the look of slab pie. Did I mention easy as well? Using leftover mashed potato is also …
Insights
Don't let swimsuit anxiety suck the fun out of summer

NEW YORK — Farewell spring and hello bathing suit season, for some an anxious time that sucks the fun out of summer.Not everybody frets over their beach bodies, celebrating instead.

Medicare to replace Social Security numbers on cards

Cohousing puts the emphasis on the neighborhood

Outdoors
Gardening: It's (almost) time to plant tomatoes

Maybe you've already planted your tomatoes. I have not. I'm waiting until June 10. By then, even in my cold Zone 4 garden, I know there will be no more frost and the ground will be above 60 degrees. And the stars, moon and planets will be aligned …

Gardening: Spring lawn care

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