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  • Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides

    Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides
    All of the leaves on some of my tomato plants have curled down, except a few twisted in all directions. They were growing great for a while. It looks contagious because they're all together. What is this? Tomato plants are like canaries in the coal mine...
  • Caribbean travelers, take note

     
    Ah, the Caribbean. Uniformly warm days. White sandy beaches. Crystal clear water. Chikungunya virus. Wait, what? Yes, there is another mosquito-borne disease that is touching Pennsylvanians. Call it Chik. According to an alert issued by the state...
  • The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?

    The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?
    If you want to reduce your risk for the type of coronary heart disease often referred to as “clogging” or “hardening” of the arteries, should you reduce the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat or sugar in your diet? If you&...
  • Many conditions can cause dementia, but Alzheimer's is the most common

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease? Are they hereditary? ANSWER: Dementia is a broad term used to describe a group of symptoms that interferes with a person's thinking and the ability to function well in day-...
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia - unfortunately, it may be all in the family

    Familial hypercholesterolemia - unfortunately, it may be all in the family
    If you’re close to your parents, chances are there are many things they’ve passed on to you that you’ve taken to heart — and possibly one you hope they haven’t. If you’ve got poor blood cholesterol levels and you...
  • West Nile virus reported in Northbrook

    West Nile virus reported in Northbrook
    The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has detected the first West Nile virus infected mosquito pools in Northbrook this year. Officials recently announced that two pools inspected by the district's scientists on June 18 tested positive for West...
  • Six nutritional buzzwords, and whether they matter

    Six nutritional buzzwords, and whether they matter
    Think of choosing food as choosing a new car. At one time, simplicity ruled. Most people would just find something familiar, salivate at the color, and buy. Then terms like "hybrid" and "flex-fuel" and "continuously variable transmission" started buzzing...
  • Carnett: Thelma was a first-rate 'first sergeant'

    I'm pretty sure she was the first person with Parkinson's disease I ever met. I've since met dozens. That was 18 years ago. And that's when I became reacquainted with Thelma Harwood. I was in my 25th year as Orange Coast College's director of...
  • Childhood Friends Join Forces To Raise CF Awareness With OutRUN 38

    Childhood Friends Join Forces To Raise CF Awareness With OutRUN 38
    As kids, they shared best-friend necklaces, tears and laughter but time split them apart. Then, after 20 years, Nicole Burke moved back to Connecticut and drove past Liz Shuman, jogging down the street in Madison. "I'd just had two babies and was...
  • Avoiding these foods can add years to your life

    Everything we put in our bodies has the potential to help, or harm, our health and longevity. To ensure that you're doing more of the former than the latter, steer clear of less-than-healthy eats. Here are some tips: 1. Pour out the soda. Seriously....
  • A father, fighting ALS, prepares for a walking miracle

    CORONA DEL MAR, California -- Lindsay Nieto remembers it well, the day her father told her he was dying. She still was in high school, and, with her older brother, she met her dad and stepmother at a coffee shop before classes. "They came walking...