Local schools are working to help kids who are struggling with fears due to the Oxford school shooting and the corresponding closures of area schools due to threats.
Q: Those who are vaccinated for COVID-19 may be planning family gatherings, gift exchanges and big meals this year. After last year, a lot of people are feeling more pressure to make this holiday season even better for their loved ones. Do you have any tips for coping with the stress of it all?
For this year’s holiday gatherings, Zoom meetings are out and big tables loaded with turkey — or bibingka, or tamales, or latkes, or all of the above – are back.
Some studies have suggested switching to e-cigarettes could help smokers stay away from regular cigarettes, which generally contain more harmful chemicals when burned. But new research shows the opposite effect.
We all need a boost sometimes, especially when something goes wrong in our world. When this happens to you, look around you, remember that you started with nothing, and know that everything you see, you created. Here are a few ways to believe in yourself more.
I recently received an email from two co-parents who wrote to me together – a novel approach, I must say. They were looking for direction. They knew they have a problem, they just weren’t sure what to do. They asked, “What’s good ex-etiquette when…”
PHILADELPHIA — There is much about Alexis Washington’s story of pandemic bereavement – the family trauma, the lonely deaths, the truncated rituals, the months of restrictions that put even a new normal out of reach – that sounds sadly familiar now.
Most suicides do not take place at the winter holidays, like most people think, but happen toward the end of July and in August. At this time of year, being aware of how the people we love are feeling is even more important than usual.
Q: My kids want to have birthday parties this summer, but they are too young for the COVID-19 vaccine. Is it safe for them and their friends?
A buzzing restaurant filled with diners, a packed concert hall. Date nights of the past aren’t available this year, claimed by the pandemic.
Many people are getting sick and dying in America. We’ve been hit harder by the coronavirus than any other country in the world. Some states have issued a “massive fatality warning.” We are living in a moment of time where you can’t be too careful, and sadly some people still aren’t being ca…
As an emergency physician, Dr. Eugenia South was in the first group of people to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. She received her second dose last week – even before President Joe Biden.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: We typically host several family members and their children in our home for a visit each December. But due to COVID-19 we have decided to avoid social encounters. How can I tell my siblings that they and their children can’t come without creating a rift? Also, do you have a…
The funeral service for Lillian vandenBerg will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Nortonville Gospel Chapel. Visitation will be this evening, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Masks and Social Distancing will be required at all services. Please visit www.klaassen f…
Q: I lost my Thanksgiving this year and I’m afraid I’m going to lose my time over Christmas break, as well. My son and daughter, age 5 and 7, were scheduled to be with me, but because my mother lives with me and the state suggestion is to limit visitors over the holidays, their mom and I dec…