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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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Best Care classes scheduled

Jan 29, 2014 3:06am

If you are a person who takes care of other people’s children, or wants to learn more about caring for young children, you’ll want to participate in The Best Care.

Sometimes it is difficult...

House Calls: Stomach flu cases increase

Jan 29, 2014 3:06am

The stomach flu is here. We started seeing an increasing number of cases beginning last week.

Across the country many Americans have been sick with the stomach virus. The stomach flu is not...

House Calls: Flu season is here

Updated: Jan 22, 2014 5:27am

The flu is here in full force.

According to the Center for Disease Control, the flu is reported to be widespread and considered to be at a high level in our area. It has been reported that...

Master Gardener: ‘Life is Worth Living…’

Jan 22, 2014 3:05am

I was truly sad to hear of the passing of former mayor Ray Baker of Fort Smith. Sometime ago I attended a lecture by P. Allen Smith at the UAFS campus and he was coming out of the building as I...

Very cold weather won’t lower insect population

Jan 15, 2014 3:06am

Arkansas’s record-breaking cold may have seemed to last forever, but it still wasn’t long enough to make a dent in the state’s pest populations, said John Hopkins, extension urban entomologist for...

Master Gardener: A winter checklist

Jan 15, 2014 3:06am

What should you be doing during the next couple of weeks in the yard and garden? Trees and shrubs benefit from fertilizing in January, February or March. One can plant trees as long as the soil...

How to claim victory as a No. 1 sports party host

Jan 15, 2014 3:06am

(BPT) - When you hear the phrase “‘tis the season” you might be thinking holidays. But it’s also the season of families and friends gathering together around the big-screen TV to cheer on their...

Winning ideas for beating winter blues

Jan 15, 2014 3:06am

(BPT) - Nearly 150 days separate the last day of the winter holidays from the first unofficial day of summer - Memorial Day. After holiday decorations get packed away, and winter sets in, it’s not...

House Calls: Quitting is a reachable goal

Jan 08, 2014 6:06am

If your New Year’s resolution was to quit smoking, you’re in good company. Twice as many smokers say they were going to quit this year as compared with last year.

So how have you done?

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Master Gardener: January garden notes

Jan 08, 2014 3:05am

So thankful we’ve picked up over four inches of moisture here in Scranton in the few weeks since Christmas. All of it soaked in nice and slow.

Had to chuckle at the recent news insert that...

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