Ask the Doctors: Turmeric supplements shown to have some benefit

Q: I have heard that turmeric supplements work quite well in an anti-inflammatory capacity, with less risk than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. What are your thoughts on turmeric as an anti-inflammatory supplement? A: The turmeric powder found …

Health Take-Away: Men's health - a silent crisis in America

Feeling out of shape and fat? Start walking

A Mother's Day treat: Mini Mocha Baked Alaskas

Let's say you dream of wanting to make a very special dessert for mom on Mother's Day but don't really have the time or the expertise. Here's a cheating version of Baked Alaska. Sure it's antique — is there any other two-word phrase in English …

Mother's Day brunch menu: A cheese souffle perfect for Mom

Jim Baily | The Yankee Chef: The flavor of loaded potatoes, texture of classic Duchess spuds


Don't let swimsuit anxiety suck the fun out of summer

NEW YORK — Farewell spring and hello bathing suit season, for some an anxious time that sucks the fun out of summer.Not everybody frets over their beach bodies, celebrating instead.

Medicare to replace Social Security numbers on cards

WASHINGTON — Old Medicare cards will be going in the shredder.Officials said Tuesday the government is on track to meet a 2019 deadline for replacing Social Security numbers on Medicare cards with randomly generated digits and letters to …

Cohousing puts the emphasis on the neighborhood

When Joanna Vander Plaats moved with her two young daughters to Grand Rapids, Mich., nearly eight years ago, she wanted to find a friendly and welcoming neighborhood.The family's move from Kalamazoo, a home they'd always known, was nerve-wracking. …

How did the snapping turtle cross the road? Sl-ow-ly

She was a beauty. Her shell smooth with green velvet, her eyes expressing what her impressive size underscored — she had spent many a year growing into the wise, immense snapping turtle who now sat squarely in the middle of the road. As my …

Get outside: savoring simplicity

MANCHESTER — In the midst of mud season a simple stroll along the sidewalk can not only provide a great way to get outside, but also protect our state's meticulously maintained trail systems.Though my initial instinct is often to hit the …

Enjoying the poetry of the Vermont countryside in spring

It's here! Indeed it is here — let us acknowledge spring's arrival. Yellow coltsfoot have begun blooming along the roadways, the peepers have cleared their throats and unfurled their song sheets, the bears are leaving muddy footprints along …

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