Some synthetic food flavoring additives banned

Some synthetic food flavoring additives banned

Question: What are synthetic food flavoring additives and why have some of them banned from use? Answer: The Food and Drug Administration announced th...

October 17th, 2018 |  


‘Take Charge’ of your recovery from addiction

‘Take Charge’ of your recovery from addiction

It’s no secret that America is ensnared in a national opioid epidemic that is exacting a devastating toll on families and communities. We’...

October 16th, 2018 |  


All about the ‘i-dotter’ daughters

All about the ‘i-dotter’ daughters

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of columns.Sometime ago, I was asked whether there have ever been any father-daughter Script Ohio formati...

October 15th, 2018 |  



Carol Marak invites you to opt-in to her weekly newsletter, Age with Purpose

The Medicare open enrollment period runs from October 15 through December 7 each year. During this period, people on Medicare have the opportunity to ...

October 15th, 2018 |  


Vote yes on senior citizens renewal levy

After a phone call from a friend of mine, I reluctantly went to the Urbana Champaign County Senior Center in the summer of 2017. While there, I met th...

October 15th, 2018 |  


A legacy of innovation

Recently I read about the Graham school district’s national accolades for its innovative programs. As an alum and a retiree from the teaching st...

October 14th, 2018 |  


Carol Marak invites you to opt-in to her weekly newsletter, Age with Purpose

The aging population rapidly increases and between 2015 and 2050. The proportion of older adults will double from about 12 to 22 percent. This is an e...

October 11th, 2018 |  


Mental Illness Awareness Week is Oct. 7–13

Mental Illness Awareness Week is Oct. 7–13

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indir...

October 11th, 2018 |  


Food safety techniques important for dogs, too

Food safety techniques important for dogs, too

Question: Is raw pet food OK to serve to my dog?Answer: While many pet owners may prefer to feed their furry family members raw pet food, the Centers ...

October 10th, 2018 |  


ER treatment can lead to surprise medical bills

Having good insurance doesn’t always mean that you won’t be caught with a huge surprise medical bill you didn’t expect and won’...

October 10th, 2018 |