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Grainy goodness

Oatmeal has evolved. Oats aren’t just for horses. Oats are served everywhere today. History is repeating itself in a good way. Oats are a food whose time has come again. Oatmeal is what’s for breakfast.


Sharing memories of the past with children of the future

No matter how long I’ve been a parent, I’m still capable of being astonished by my own adult children. And let nobody tell you that “adult children,” that ultimate oxymoron, aren’t still works in progress.


Letters to the Editor: October 15, 2014

Enough is enough


A dinner from Deutschland

October gave a party,


Letters to the Editor: October 8, 2014

Positives of SOAR


Chewing the fat about high cholesterol

When most people go to see their primary care physician, they will inevitably have a discussion on their cholesterol or lipid panel. This is a set of laboratory studies that includes cholesterol subtypes minimally including LDL, HDL and triglyceride cholesterol. Some doctors may choose to order more specialized testing that can include dozens of other cholesterol particle measurements. The overall goal of this type of testing is to help determine an individual’s overall risk for cardiovascular disease including heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.


Pudding from the paddy

Comfort food is a “love pat for your tummy.” It’s like a delightful, gastronomical hug. Your comfort food may invoke pleasant memories, favorite tastes, or just make you feel happy. Each person’s comfort food is unique to him (or her) self. However, some studies propose that positive emotions cause comfort food eating in men, while negative emotions cause it in women. Caution, ladies: Eat a little comfort food, and walk a little more.


Letters to the Editor: October 1, 2014

Time for parents to take responsibility


Seeing the value of eye health

Nutrition is a key component of eye health.


Letters to the Editor: September 24, 2014

Caring for the elderly and developmentally disabled