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( Guys, there is just one of three gifts to buy today and none of them will break the bank, and any one of them will make you a Hero in the eye's of the one you love! And, some advice that can keep you out of trouble! - (Michael J. McCurdy, Founder/Publisher -

Feb 14, 2016 - 10:28:01 AM

Love/Relationship Columnist

( - Everyone knows you can't get your own way in a relationship. Compromise is an important part of all relationships especially in marriage.

Feb 14, 2016 - 10:21:49 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist

( - As a dietitian and someone schooled in basic science, one of my guilty pleasures is to eavesdrop on conversations about food.

Feb 14, 2016 - 10:08:24 AM

Contributing Columnist

( - Two months ago, we posted a story describing how three healthcare-related non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are conspiring to undo hard-fought improvements in work rules.....

Feb 14, 2016 - 9:55:55 AM

News : National

( - LAS VEGAS, Feb. 13, 2016  -- The St. Baldrick's Foundation is excited to announce that St. Baldrick's Lepre-Con 2016, presented by Sport Clips Haircuts, has broken the world record for the "largest gathering of people dressed as leprechauns!"

Feb 13, 2016 - 4:34:21 PM

Veterans Issues

( - FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 13, 2016  -- Preparing savory dishes can be a treat of its own, but adding a positive atmosphere and fierce competitors increases the fun of cooking.

Feb 13, 2016 - 9:23:33 AM

Children's Health

( - Having a grandparent or other trusted caregiver help take care of a newborn or infant not only offers a much-needed rest for parents, but also provides special together time.

Feb 12, 2016 - 4:22:55 PM

Skin Care

( - When the weather gets rough, so can your skin. Cold air outside, dry air inside can mean tight, dry, uncomfortable face, hands and feet, and skin that can chap, flake...even crack

Feb 12, 2016 - 4:16:23 PM


( - CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2016   --  Abigail Evans, a senior at Washington Township (Ind.) High School has been selected winner of the second annual Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest.

Feb 12, 2016 - 2:22:39 PM

Veterans Issues

( - WASHINGTON - Caring for the nation's Veterans is a shared honor and a shared responsibility, which is why the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) this year is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its partnership with the nation's medical and health professional schools.

Feb 12, 2016 - 12:30:03 PM


( - With Zika virus emerging as a public health concern worldwide, experts at The Johns Hopkins Hospital are closely monitoring the spread of the mosquito-borne illness and offering useful information to help prevent transmission.

Feb 12, 2016 - 11:42:06 AM


( - NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2016 -- There is nothing more romantic than a marriage proposal on Valentine's Day ...

Feb 12, 2016 - 11:25:05 AM


( - An experimental vaccine combined with an innovative way of vaccinating people has resulted in an estimated 100 percent efficacy of the vaccine against the Ebola virus in West Africa ....

Feb 12, 2016 - 11:15:40 AM


( - By a vote of 177-0, Pennsylvania's House of Representatives sent a message that more can be done to protect our state's health care workers from assault during the performance of their jobs.

Feb 12, 2016 - 10:07:01 AM

News : National

( - There's certainly controversy about expiration dates on food, but as upsetting to your stomach as it can be to eat items that are no longer fresh, taking expired medications can be more complicated and, in certain cases, have far greater consequences.

Feb 12, 2016 - 9:52:39 AM


( -New York, NY-Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) will now offer free HIV and STI testing on Saturdays at the David Geffen testing center in Chelsea thanks to the generous support from the Calamus Foundation.

Feb 12, 2016 - 9:38:53 AM

Food and Nutrition

( - MANHATTAN - Average neighborhood income may play a role in creating food deserts in cities of all sizes, according to a Kansas State University study.

Feb 12, 2016 - 9:24:05 AM

Diabetes Issues

( - 12 FEB. 2016 Long-term use of liraglutide, a substance that helps to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes, can have a deteriorating effect on insulin-producing beta cells, leading to an increase in blood sugar levels.

Feb 12, 2016 - 9:10:43 AM


( - UBM Medica recently released its list of "The Best States to Practice In." Using the default setting on the relative value of factors like Cost of Living (25 percent),and 15 percent each for Disciplinary Actions, State Tax Climate, Medicare Geographic Cost Indices (GPCI),Physicians Density, and Malpractice Paid Loss, Pennsylvania ranked 43rd out of 50th.

Feb 12, 2016 - 9:02:32 AM

Aging Issues

( - WASHINGTON -- People who feel older than their peers are more likely to be hospitalized as they age, regardless of their actual age or other demographic factors....

Feb 11, 2016 - 5:07:53 PM

News : National

( - The benefits Medicare provides are only as good as the access beneficiaries have to them.  That's why beneficiary access is a founding principle of our work at CMS.

Feb 11, 2016 - 4:58:49 PM

Autism Issues

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The majority of U.S. military spouses say the needs for their children with autism are unmet, according to a Penn State study.

Feb 11, 2016 - 4:02:07 PM

Women's Health

( - When having a heart attack, most people will experience some kind of chest pain or pressure that worsens.

Feb 11, 2016 - 3:54:25 PM

Children's Health

( - HERSHEY, Pa. -- Physicians use different definitions of "reasonable medical certainty" when testifying as expert witnesses in child abuse cases.

Feb 11, 2016 - 2:07:17 PM


( - Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers have identified 27 genes in brain stem cells that are prone to a type of DNA damage.

Feb 11, 2016 - 2:00:31 PM


( - A new imaging technique has allowed researchers at North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Pittsburgh to see how DNA loops around a protein that aids in the formation of a special structure in telomeres.

Feb 11, 2016 - 1:31:13 PM


( - NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2016  -- Violent, unprovoked outbursts in male mice have been linked to changes in a brain structure tied to the control of anxiety and fear...

Feb 11, 2016 - 12:17:39 PM


( - WASHINGTON -- High school students may improve their science grades by learning about the personal struggles and failed experiments of great scientists such as Albert Einstein and Marie Curie....

Feb 11, 2016 - 12:09:09 PM

Cancer Issues

( - Yale Cancer Center researchers have identified what causes a third of all myelomas, a type of cancer affecting plasma cells.

Feb 11, 2016 - 10:29:11 AM


( - Armonk, NY, February 2016 -In many cases, a sports-related injury-a twisted ankle or knee, a wrenched shoulder-means a trip to the doctor's office (if not the ER), followed by several weeks of physical therapy.

Feb 11, 2016 - 10:13:23 AM

Alzheimer Issues

( - CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2016  -- The first study to look at dementia risk in a population representing the diversity of the United States finds dementia incidence to be highest in African Americans and lowest in Asian Americans.

Feb 10, 2016 - 5:33:43 PM

Skin Care

( - Albertson, NY, February 2016 - Millions of women pluck, wax, shave and bleach unwanted hair - on their legs, under their arms, on their upper lips, and more.

Feb 10, 2016 - 3:35:40 PM


( - So we're several weeks into the new year, and you're feeling your resolve to eat well, exercise and maintain a healthy weight beginning to waver.

Feb 10, 2016 - 3:25:53 PM

News : National

( - VIENNA, Va., Feb. 10, 2016  -- Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is proud to announce that it will be donating more than 86,000 haircuts to the homeless.

Feb 10, 2016 - 3:16:44 PM


( - It's often said, "Experience is the best teacher." While US Dept. of Laborstatistics show that 87% of baby boomers have gained their own relationship experiences by marrying at least once by age 46...

Feb 10, 2016 - 12:51:46 PM

Food and Nutrition

( - Did you know that Campbell Soup Company, an American institution for a century and a half, just became the first major food company to support the mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients?

Feb 10, 2016 - 12:18:28 PM

News : National

( - Fetal tissue research has led to major advances in human health, including the virtual elimination of diseases such as polio, measles and rubella in the United States.

Feb 10, 2016 - 12:07:59 PM


( - Winter in Chicago is brutal. Not only do you have to trudge through snow and brace against the wind, but, most likely, your lips are chapped, your skin is itchy and you've already been sick at least once.

Feb 10, 2016 - 11:58:42 AM

Heart Health

( - It might have taken a lifetime of less-than-healthy eating and exercise habits to bring on your heart trouble or put you at risk of heart disease,stroke or diabetes.

Feb 10, 2016 - 11:50:55 AM

Cancer Issues

( - Depending on the type of cancer they have, 40 to 100 percent of people experience changes in their sexual function after cancer treatment.

Feb 10, 2016 - 11:42:20 AM

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