Health

Ask The Doctors: Blocked eustachian tubes can cause problems

Q: My hearing loss is related to my Eustachian tubes: They stay closed. I can open them and improve my hearing by holding my nose and blowing, but the effect lasts only a short time. Hearing aids don't help. What can I do?A: First, let's consider …

Health Take-Away: Take responsibility of your own health with these tips

As concerns swirl around the future of healthcare coverage in this country, there's a tendency to think that our personal health revolves largely around doctor's appointments, runs to the pharmacy and an occasional trip to the hospital. But the …

Peak time for flu, colds: Why does sickness surge in winter's chilly temperatures?

As winter drags on, so does the season for colds, stomach viruses, strep and the flu.Many illnesses occur most frequently in the winter months. And peak season can last through May.It's not clear why winter brings so many health woes, says Pritish …
Food

Nan Pizza is a fun way to eat the flavors of India

This nan pizza is a fun way to eat the flavors of India in America's favorite food. The popular chicken tikka masala is widely believed to have been created in England for the British palate and is actually the national dish. But it is so tasty that …

Greek salad with flank steak is quick meal

Quite often, I think a simple Greek salad is perfect as is, no adornments needed. But you may notice that in many eateries, from diners to higher-end restaurants, you often get a choice of added protein, usually chicken, shrimp or steak. And it's …

Margaret Button | Kitchen Comfort: Make your own dandelion wine

A few weeks ago, I wrote about making balloon wine and mentioned my mother-in-law had once made dandelion wine. Her aunt, Anna Robillard, lived in Stamford, Vt., and was well over the 100-years-old mark the summer Corinne decided to make dandelion wine. For all I know, it may have been Aunt Anna's recipe because she let Corinne borrow a large earthenware crock to ferment the wine in.
Outdoors
Stargazers: Realm of the Galaxies is a stunning sight

After the moon sets this week, get away from bright city lights and take a gander at a pristine rural sky.If you do this, I recommend you sit back, relax and think about what lies before you. Every light you see in the heavens is a distant sun many …

Thom Smith: Pigeons seem to be on a decline in the region

Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Flocks of cardinals at feeders not that uncommon

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal; It's spring! Time to start gardening chores

Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Robin Redbreast and his love of slimy aliens

Entertainment
Restoring cabinet veneer may take more than elbow grease

Q: My kitchen cabinets have a veneer that has rotted from moisture in certain places. How can I restore the cabinet panels to their original finish?A: If indeed it is a veneer issue — and there is some doubt about that among several …

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