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House Calls: Gout affects nearly 3 million

Apr 16, 2014 3:05am

Gout is a form of arthritis. It affects nearly 3 million people a year. It can cause burning pain, stiffness and swelling in a joint. It can occur over and over again if left untreated. Over time...

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Driver safety class is April 24

Apr 02, 2014 3:06am

The Paris Senior Activity Center at 331 South First Street will be the site of an AARP Safe Driver classroom course on April 24.

The class will start at 9:30 a.m. To register call 963-3475...

Personal Trainer: Learning to work through burpee exercise

Mar 27, 2014 3:06am

One burpee is not so bad. A few burpees are tolerable.

Everyone has a number in mind that is representative of the maximum number of burpees they can do. If your workout calls for that magic...

House Calls: Allergic Rhinitis

Mar 26, 2014 3:06am

Sneezing, watery eyes, nasal congestion and cough can all be signs of allergic rhinitis or hay fever. Allergic rhinitis is when the body’s immune system overreacts to the particles that we...

Health Unit staying open later for immunizations

Mar 26, 2014 3:06am

The Arkansas Health Department Unit in Paris is going to stay open later from April 1 until Sept. 30 to hold child immunization clinics.

The clinic will stay open until 6 p.m. on certain...

Master Gardener: To-do list for April

Mar 26, 2014 3:06am

Annuals. Harden off summer bedding plants.

Shrubs. After spring blooming plants are finished, prune as needed. These include forsythia, camellias, azaleas, early-blooming spireas and...

Master Gardener: Working smart in the yard

Mar 19, 2014 3:06am

The first time I push-mowed my yard, dug in the beds and stretched over ladders to prune tall trees and shrubs this season, I was reminded shortly afterward of my age, but also how I didn’t...

Master Gardener: March gardening tips

Mar 12, 2014 3:06am

Lawns. Don’t use herbicides on the lawn during the green-up period. Turf grass is very sensitive during this time. Apply pre-emergent for crabgrass control by March 15th. Lawns may be sodded now...

On the common cold

Mar 11, 2014 6:12am

What acute disease is the most common in the US? What disease causes more absences from school or work than any another? Could this illness be pneumonia, a heart attack, or a stroke?

No, the...

Master Gardener: March gardening notes

Mar 05, 2014 5:30am

FOR THIS THEY CAST LOTS: Dateline - March -30, 1929, in McAllen, Texas. A citrus grower locates a limb producing a mutation on his pink grapefruit tree. Gregor Mendel (the geneticist) would have...

Master Gardener: February gardening chores

Feb 26, 2014 3:06am

By Susan E. Johnson

Walked around in the yard to see just how much damage Mother Nature has wreaked so far this winter. Only plant burned by the cold was my patio gardenia. (My mom’s...

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