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Health & Fitness

  • ERA test finds 25% of IVF frozen transfers occur on wrong day
    ERA test finds 25% of IVF frozen transfers occur on wrong day
    Most readers may be surpised to know that approximately 30% of pregnancies result in miscarriage, which means nearly 1 in 3 pregnancies will not result in a live birth, according to Dr. Laurence Jacobs of Fertility Centers of IllinoisAlthough they...
  • University of Maryland is hosting a Qigong Retreat for cancer patients
    University of Maryland is hosting a Qigong Retreat for cancer patients
    It is exciting that the Center for Integrative Medicine of the University of Maryland School of Medicine is hosting a weeklong Qigong self-healing retreat on Oct 18 -24 in Baltimore, Maryland, for cancer patients and their families as well as...
  • Sleeping woman
    Don’t want to catch a cold? Get more ZZZs
    People who get less than six hours of sleep quadruple their risk of catching a cold, according to a new study. The research, published online Aug. 31 in the journal Sleep, confirms other studies linking short sleep to a higher risk of illness....

Pets

  • Watch: Alabama fishermen rescue kittens swimming in river
    Watch: Alabama fishermen rescue kittens swimming in river
    In Hueytown, Alabama, two fishermen were on a boat Saturday in the Warrior River when they heard a splash. Astonished, the men spotted kittens swimming towards them; mind you not catfish, but real live tiny adorable kittens swimming for their...
  • Mordy
    Dog plunges 14 stories into hero's waiting arms
    If not for the waiting arms of a man who happened to be in the right place, at the right time, a small dog named "Mordy," would likely have plunged to his death on Saturday after he fell from an apartment balcony in Portland, Oregon,...
  • Back at the shelter with multiple wounds
    Dog with horrendous wounds on face returned to shelter
    A sweet and docile young dog sits in a kennel, not knowing why he ended up back there. When he left the shelter months ago, he was healthy, and volunteers were hoping that Breakfast, the dog, would have a wonderful future with his new family. They...

Home Improvement

  • Crime-proofing your home in the digital age
    Crime-proofing your home in the digital age
    Each year, there are over 2 million burglaries in the U.S., with nearly three-fourths of such crimes occurring at residential households, according to FBI statistics. When you consider that 60 percent of burglaries involve forcible entry, it...
  • Install plastic drywall wall anchor without drilling
    Install plastic drywall wall anchor without drilling
    What is neededplastic wall anchorpencilawl or Philips screwdriverWhen to use DIY plastic drywall anchorUsea plastic wall anchorwhen you want to DIY and hang a picture or other item on hollow drywall, or a hollow door, or ceiling, mainly if there...
  • Free beer and maggots
    A volunteer ten years after Hurricane Katrina
    This is the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The storm made its second landfall on August 29. I was among the volunteers who served in response, 9/8-22/05, providing disaster mental health services.I wrote a story about the experience,...

Family & Parenting

  • Officer being sued for handcuffing child that was hitting students and teachers
    Officer being sued for handcuffing child that was hitting students and teachers
    A Kentucky sheriff's deputy faces a federal lawsuit for handcuffing two elementary school children who were acting out because of their hyperactivity disorder and other disabilities, the American Civil Liberties Union said. The deputy is...
  • Dr. Jessica Rodriguez and Dr. Shirley Rowland, OnSite Strategies
    Parenting requires ‘cyber culture’ competency
    Today mental health and addiction counselors convened for training on “Cultural Competency” at OnSite Strategies in Roseville. The event featured Dr. Jessica Rodriguez, CEO of Gateway Corp and Dr. Shirley Rowland, a Sacramento area...
  • Terry McBurney
    The new open carry law in Texas
    What does it mean for your business?Based on new laws passed in the 2015 Texas Legislative Session, licensed gun owners in Texas will be permitted to openly carry handguns in all public places in a belt or shoulder holster beginning January 1,...
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