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Posted Jun 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Using horses for therapy is a unique mix. Children with developmental disabilities benefit from this special type of therapy, known as hippotherapy, and it’s found at the Genesis Therapeutic Riding Center of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital.

Updated Jun 1, 2015 at 4:46 PM

There is nothing like going on a Caribbean cruise.For one week, you can put all your worries aside as you visit exotic locations such as Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.But that is just the start.

Updated Jun 1, 2015 at 9:15 AM

Many of us are going through life reflections as our parents, aunts, and uncles are growing older, and we are not sure how much time we have left with them. I visited my godmother, Jean, recently. I was prompted to go back this time because I was...

Posted May 29, 2015 at 1:01 AM


Posted May 28, 2015 at 3:00 PM

When the mother is age 35, the chance of Down syndrome is slightly less than .5 percent, which means that over 99 percent of babies born to women this age will not have Down syndrome.

Updated May 26, 2015 at 11:19 AM

I feel like itís time to talk about something that Iíve been noticing for a while now. Itís kind of upsetting stuff, at least to me, so I just feel the need to commiserate with someone. You know, to talk it out.

Posted May 26, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Atrial fibrillation, or irregular heart rhythm, affects 2.7 million Americans, according to the American Heart Association, and the number is growing dramatically. Research shows a strong link between atrial fibrillation and the rise of obesity.

Posted May 22, 2015 at 1:01 AM


Updated May 19, 2015 at 10:08 AM

I have a lot on my mind lately.My husband, Randy, and I have been caring for my mother, Wilma, who has had Alzheimerís since 2010. Alzheimerís runs in Momís family. Her father had it. Her sister had it. Her brother had it. Now Mom has it.

Posted May 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM

A good rule of thumb is that if you have to shout to be heard and you should wear something to protect your hearing. Sounds above 85 decibels, especially if it's prolonged, may cause damage to the ear.

Posted May 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Hot flashes are the result of complex hormonal changes, and they can wreak havoc on unsuspecting women. What are hot flashes? It's just what the name implies — a flash feeling of heat or warmth that spreads throughout the body.

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