How often do we wake up in the morning and look in a mirror only to see flaws, such as imperfect skin, bad hair, or weighing too much? After all, how could we expect to love everything we see in the mirror with the constant onslaught of “desirable” individuals in the media who are air […]

Like Lady Liberty holding her torch, the mothers of my childhood raised rolling pins and wooden spoons to be sure their children behaved. As a teenaged mother, I listened to the words of those around me who said “every good child needs a swat now and then.” I was a parent who spanked. It’s painful […]

March 20-26 is National Poison Prevention Week. We all have a role to play in preventing poisonings, and that role starts with knowing the poison center phone number — 1-800-222-1222. Store this phone number in your cell phone today, and post it on your refrigerator or near your home phone. You never know when you […]

“Food is life; create and savor yours” is a message that is embedded in the mission of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Recently, physicians, chefs, and dietitians got a taste of what it looks like to apply this vision to health care at the Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives conference. The Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) is a type of depression that impacts millions of people each year. It generally kicks in as the days get shorter and can last until early spring. When it gets dark by 4:00 p.m. it is easy to get S.A.D. Here in the Green Mountain State, we experience long and cold […]

“What do you get when you cross a four-leaf clover with poison ivy?” Well, the answer might be a rash of good luck; that is, if you consider getting a rash from a plant good luck? It takes more than a little Irish luck to stay safe from poisonings. Contact the Northern New England Poison […]