Fresh Flavors for Fall Feasting

Bringing together diverse groups to share new foods is Thanksgiving’s origin story. Centuries later, hosts can embrace that holiday spirit by welcoming vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free diners and others following special diets to the table. The spirit shouldn’t be one of compromise but rather enhancing the celebratory meal with hearty vegetables,...
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Fresh Flavors for Fall Feasting

Tee Up Training

Golfers who’ve spent most of 2020 at home have likely put plans to improve their game this year on hold. Golf is time-consuming, and elevating your play requires attention to detail, mental and physical conditioning, and usually being on the course. But all is not lost. You can do much...
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Tee Up Training

Kick It Up a Notch

When he was 15 years old, Josh Cline’s got his first coaching experience when he volunteered to teach gym class at his high school for kids with special needs. Cline played multiple sports throughout his student years, culminating by being part of the Southern Oregon University football team that went...
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Kick It Up a Notch

Whining, scratching and head shaking?

Twice in the last few minutes, Duke has plopped on his haunches and started digging at his ears. It’s a sure sign something is going on, and if it isn’t a case of those fearsome little foxtails, he may well have an ear infection brewing. Danger signs of infection It...
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Whining, scratching and head shaking?

Debunking Diabetes Myths

When you have diabetes, the body does not make enough insulin or cannot use the insulin it makes efficiently. This causes too much sugar, or glucose, to stay in the bloodstream, which can lead to serious health problems. To test readers’ knowledge of this disease, we consulted two Southern Oregon...
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Debunking Diabetes Myths

Turning 65?

For people 65 and older, the federal government provides a health insurance program known as Medicare. You can enroll in Medicare anytime between three months before your 65th birthday and seven months after. Unless you are already receiving Social Security, you will have to sign up during this window of...
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Turning 65?

Mind Your Ps and Qs, But Don’t Forget your Bs

If you have ever experienced fatigue, depression or anxiety, it may be caused by something as simple as a B vitamin deficiency. Collectively known as vitamin B complex, there are eight B vitamins that are essential to overall bodily function. “We can’t survive without B vitamins,” according to Dr. Cory...
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Mind Your Ps and Qs, But Don’t Forget your Bs

Carrying Candy

“I don’t suppose you have any hard candy?” In this reverse scenario of strangers and candy, I was caught flat. It was a beautiful day, so the dog and I were out walking. Tired of walking in circles around the subdivision, I drove to the entrance of a nearby greenway....
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Carrying Candy

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When you have diabetes, the body does not make enough insulin or cannot use the insulin it makes efficiently. This causes too much sugar,
A chance meeting or something more?
“I don’t suppose you have any hard candy?” In this reverse scenario of strangers and candy, I was caught flat. It was a beautiful

Natural Alternatives

Tinctures as natural remedies
Tinctures are an essential element of traditional herbal medicine. By soaking the bark, berries, leaves or roots of certain medicinal plants in grain alcohol,
How KT tape works with the body to offer support and lessen pain
If you have watched a volleyball game, bicycle race or other competitive sport, you’ve probably seen strips of tape covering athletes’ knees, backs and

Healthy Aging

Know your Medicare options
For people 65 and older, the federal government provides a health insurance program known as Medicare. You can enroll in Medicare anytime between three
Compounding pharmacists concoct medications formulated specifically for you
Have you ever hit a roadblock with your medication? Maybe your child needs a smaller dose of a medication which is not commercially available,
Studies reveal that tooth loss can significantly reduce nutritional health by influencing food selection.
Your oral health is a vital part of your total health. The following information was compiled in cooperation with the American Dental Association and

Fitness

Putting the work in now can improve your golf game for years to come
Golfers who’ve spent most of 2020 at home have likely put plans to improve their game this year on hold. Golf is time-consuming, and
Increase intensity in training for return to sport
When he was 15 years old, Josh Cline’s got his first coaching experience when he volunteered to teach gym class at his high school
Preparing youth athletes for a return to sport
Organized sports have taken a hit during the new coronavirus pandemic. Keeping kids moving is good for overall physical and mental health as well

Food & Recipes

Sharing new foods is a Thanksgiving tradition
Bringing together diverse groups to share new foods is Thanksgiving’s origin story. Centuries later, hosts can embrace that holiday spirit by welcoming vegetarians, vegans,
DIY food gifts include easy, inexpensive vinegars, shrubs
A gift of overripe strawberries on a day too hot for canning opened Lisa Frey to a new method of preserving. The resulting elixir
Plant-based alternatives are a mixed bag
With all the buzz over plant- or soy-based burgers like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger, are they actually healthy for you? Julie Kokinakes,

Gardening

DIY food gifts include easy, inexpensive vinegars, shrubs
A gift of overripe strawberries on a day too hot for canning opened Lisa Frey to a new method of preserving. The resulting elixir

Pets

Some essential oils are hazardous for animals
If you enjoy using a diffuser to disperse essential oils in your home, you may not have considered the effect on your pet. Though

Specials

Working farms are the latest trend in ‘working’ vacations
The best vacations for Annie Besser reward her family with plenty of time in nature. And because her kids are “real animal lovers,” a
Safely sharing space with wildlife
From bear cubs in the drugstore to cougars napping on sofas, some incidents in recent years around Southern Oregon remind us that wildlife is

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