A Weighty Matter Post 1

Fear of weight gain often is a major barrier to quitting smoking, especially for women. The truth is that many, but not all, tobacco users gain weight when they quit, and 23 percent of tobacco users lose weight. Of smokers, 60 percent of men and 51 percent of women gain weight. (more…)

April 25th, 2011 - Posted in Health Care | | Comments Off

Directions in Research

Clinical trials are underway for a number of new drugs to treat lupus. Promising future treatments include hormone modifications, more focused immunosuppressive drugs and biologic agents, some of which are designed to block the molecular messages sent between cells in the immune system. (more…)

April 18th, 2011 - Posted in Medicines | | Comments Off

Should I Send my Shy Child to Camp

My 9-year-old daughter is very shy around people other than family and close friends. She would like to go to a camp this summer. Do you think this is a good idea for her? (more…)

April 11th, 2011 - Posted in Relationships | | Comments Off

When we Stand Firm, Good Triumphs

This is going to be one of the most important years in the history of Avery County. This is going to be the year that we are led by our own intelligence and put the best interest of the county first. Now is the time.
We will not allow ourselves to me reconquered by the forces of greed and ignorance. How are we going to avoid this? By the simple means of communication.

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April 1st, 2011 - Posted in Entertaiment | | Comments Off