Two weeks of doubling up

For two weeks, I have felt drawn to things in pairs, beginning with the Kentucky Derby. A casual horseracing fan at best, I nonetheless enjoy observin...

May 20th, 2018 |  


FDA: Keep kids away from liquid nicotine

FDA: Keep kids away from liquid nicotine

Question: My son found an e-cigarette strawberry flavored nicotine pack and almost drank it thinking that it was some kind of candy. Luckily I stopped...

May 14th, 2018 |  


Let them eat cake!

Recently I called a friend to chat just as she was baking a birthday cake for her grandson: a classic white cake with boiled frosting, she said. I had...

May 13th, 2018 |  



Battle over Affordable Care Act (ACA) shifts to states

Battle over Affordable Care Act (ACA) shifts to states

We’ve heard relatively little from Washington in recent months about the Affordable Care Act, but that doesn’t mean our elected officials ...

May 13th, 2018 |  


Have a knockout garden this year

It seems like the weather went straight from winter to summer this year. Plants went from dormant to green in the blink of an eye. The Master Gardener...

May 10th, 2018 |  


I pray that the road is long …

Dear Kelly and Joe,I was elated when I heard about your honeymoon plans in Europe – my former “stomping grounds”! My first reaction ...

May 6th, 2018 |  


Planting an urban landscape you can eat

Planting an urban landscape you can eat

Question: My neighbor said she wants to plant edible landscaping this year to spruce up her front yard, but I’ve never heard of doing that. Is i...

May 1st, 2018 |  


May is Mental Health Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the r...

April 30th, 2018 |  


Her consequential life

Following the passing of Barbara Bush, cable news outlets reminded us of the life and times of the former First Lady. I reached back for my own recoll...

April 29th, 2018 |  


FDA: Avoid concentrated caffeine products

FDA: Avoid concentrated caffeine products

Question: My roommate wants to take this caffeine powder he found online so that he can stay up late to study for his midterm exams. I’ve told h...

April 25th, 2018 |