| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:05 AM
There's a persistent nattering these days regarding healthcare this and healthcare that. It's enough to make you sick and tired of hearing about healthcare! Good luck with getting coverage for that particular malady.
The constant complaints about...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:34 AM
A friend told me about a home allergy swab test for pets. She says I can swab my pet's mouth, send the swab to a company, and find out what he's allergic to, instead of going to an animal allergist. It sounds too good to be true. Are these tests any good?...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Los Angeles County's shortage of foster care beds has reached a crisis point, with state officials threatening to impose fines because too many children are languishing in sometimes chaotic holding rooms during traumatic separations from their families....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Brad Anderson, who lives on Long Lake, heard about the dozens of horses that were seized last winter from a property northwest of New Salem, N.D. Tracy Tschakert, a horse trainer from Barnesville, Minn., rescued 30 of those horses.
Anderson called her...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 10:15 PM
Geralyn Malsom's experience in Haiti has given her sleepless nights, but it also made her determined to return.
Malsom, a nurse at the Avera Eureka Health Center, spent a week in Jeremie, Haiti, volunteering with her husband, Jerome Malsom, and other...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:07 AM
Artist Sue Bleyaert of Petoskey has been changed forever as a result of her involvement with a nonprofit organization which has a goal to change the lives of children in a South African village.
The 12-member board of directors of the South Africa...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 12:38 AM
My son is a student at Southwest High School and mentioned that many of the school’s cheerleaders along with other winter sports athletes are coming down with visible skin lesions and are being sent home from school. I am wondering why this has...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 11:40 PM
I am writing in response to Thursday’s Probe article about the ringworm cases at Southwest High School and the response from the superintendent. My son is a wrestler at Southwest and let me tell you this problem is much more than just ringworm. I am...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Despite its name, ringworm is not caused by a worm. Instead, it develops when fungus grows and multiplies on the skin. Dr. Dakara Rucker Wright, a dermatologist with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group who practices at Kaiser Permanente's Towson...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 9:29 PM
It is OK to pet the pigs at the Brown County Fair even though a new flu virus that can pass from swine to people has been discovered in Indiana and Ohio, veterinarians said.
The virus, called H3N2v, creates flu symptoms in people who have come in...
| Jul 18, 2011
They cuddle and purr. And they shed. They wag their tails and fetch your slippers. And they shed. They never talk back and they never hold a grudge. And they shed.
There are obvious pluses and minuses to living with pets, not only with respect to your...