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Updated Apr 24, 2015 at 7:18 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.

Posted Apr 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM

he vaccine is given as a series of three injections over a six-month period. The second dose is given two months after the first dose, followed four months later by the third dose. It's recommended to be given to girls between the ages of 11 and 12.

Updated Apr 23, 2015 at 10:44 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?

Updated Apr 23, 2015 at 10:39 AM

It wasn’t that long ago that cataract surgery meant two or three days in the hospital. Not so today.

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...

Posted Apr 21, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Snacks are a great way to boost your energy level; they're especially helpful if you start to dip into a slump mid-afternoon. The main thing is to stay away from empty calorie snacks, like chips and candy.

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.

Posted Apr 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Frugé said the Women's Center renovation, a $1.2 million project which includes a third labor/delivery/recovery room, is complete. She said since completion, deliveries have doubled at the hospital.

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:34 AM


Posted Apr 16, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Lifestyle changes can significantly lower blood pressure, enough so that medication may not be needed. By eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and managing stress, you may naturally lower your blood pressure.

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 9:38 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.

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