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Updated Apr 24, 2015 at 7:20 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKEverywhere you look, you’re reading, shopping, banking, or being entertained online with digital devices small and large. In fact, 62 percent of adults use computers, smartphones, tablets or other hand-held devices for five or more hours a day, according to the American Optometric Association’s 2015 American Eye-Q survey. Since digital use is only expected to continue to increase, it’s more important than ever for consumers to make...

Updated Apr 23, 2015 at 10:46 AM

Q: My husband and I have been unsuccessful trying to get pregnant for almost two years. Could this be related to my severe menstrual cramps?A: Yes, that is possible; you should see your health-care provider to discuss the...

Updated Apr 23, 2015 at 10:40 AM

It wasn’t that long ago that cataract surgery meant two or three days in the hospital. Not so today.Cataract surgery is the most common type of elective surgical procedure done on Medicare patients. And, it is a safe...

Updated Apr 21, 2015 at 12:47 PM

Ice-cream manufacturer Blue Bell announced earlier today that it will be recalling all of its products from stores nationwide after a listeria...

Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 11:49 AM

It may be a bit cliché, but what a difference a year makes.Wednesday marked one year since having weight-loss surgery. For many who had gastric-sleeve surgery, like myself, it’s known as a sleeversary.It’s...

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:33 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKWhether your fitness journey started as a New Year’s resolution or a desire to fit into a swimsuit, you probably began with inspiration and motivation. You may have lost weight rapidly and noticed your body...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 9:40 AM

“Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight and What We Can Do About It,” by Harriet Brown. Da Capo Press, Boston, 2014. 274 pages. $25.99.Author Harriet Brown’s...

Posted Apr 10, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKIf running or walking is your workout of choice, nothing is worse than an ache or pain. The good news? With a smart plan and a few simple strategies, you combat these common and annoying ailments. Time to finally put...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Q: My 17-year-old daughter says talking on her cellphone while driving is not a distraction, and I should stop bothering her about it. What do you think?A: April has been designated Distracted Driving Awareness month, so this is a...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 2:38 PM

Young children are very curious, and unfortunately they don’t always appreciate the potential dangers they may be facing when their curiosity gets the best of them – which is quite often.For example, their fleeting...

Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 9:32 AM

Q. I think my husband has post-traumatic stress disorder, but he refuses to acknowledge it. He was in Iraq, and he’s experienced some stressful events at his job since returning home. He gets angry each time I mention his problems.

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