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The Rundown: Things to do Thursday, December 14 – Monday, December 17

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By Shawn D. Allison, II What’s good everyone! “The Hawk” may be out. Jack Frost is giving people the cold shoulder. However, we still keep cool under all the atmospheric pressure, you dig? Check this out, I know it’s rather chilly out there, but your man—The Black Ferris Bueller has found all sorts of goodies this weekend to heat your spirits up and bring warmth to your heart!…

Give Me Some Sugar

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By Elizabeth Colen Elizabeth Colen Before you go trick or treating in a couple of weeks, you need to know more about what sugar is doing to your body. We’ve all heard that too much sugar is bad for us, right?…

Why Watching Your Blood Pressure Matters

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High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common condition that can lead to serious complications such as heart attack or stroke if untreated. Many people may not even realize that they have high blood pressure, which is why the American Heart Association refers to the condition as “a silent killer.” The association recommends that people, particularly as they age, have their blood pressure checked by a health care professional.…

Taste the Rainbow

By Elizabeth Colen Elizabeth Colen   The phrase “Taste the Rainbow” was made popular by the Skittles commercials, but did you know when you eat your meals you should be eating the colors of the rainbow?   The more colorful your plate the more beneficial for your body.…

Safe in the Sun

By Elizabeth Colen Bring on the heat!  There are two types of people. The ones that love the heat and the ones that retreat from the heat. Which one are you? Well, either way summer is here and it’s time to get out and play but be smart about it.…