Saturday, August 28, 2010

September's here, slugs are gone

Fall starts a new seasonal rhythm.  While for some, it doesn't start until the leaves drop, in our home, early September marks the beginning of Autumn.  It also marks the departure of the hated slug in our yard:

Friday, August 27, 2010

Could you be at risk for hypertension?

You might be surprised at the number of factors that can raise your risk of developing high blood pressure:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The newest type of college students: Swirlers

They're determined to cut costs by accumulating credits and getting their bachelor's degrees as quickly as possible.  Here's how:

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Is resomation the right choice for you?

It's new and controversial, currently legal in six states as a green alternative to traditional burial.  Is it right for you?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What on earth is episcleritis?

If your eyeball suddenly turns pink, you might be tempted to blame in on eye strain or wearing contact lenses too long.  The cause just might be episcleritis:

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Rare CTX disorder can be devastating

For many patients, the damage is already irreversible before they notice significant symptoms.  The name of this disorder is a mouthful, but most refer to it simply as CTX:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Public schools switching to online textbooks

Should your kids' middle or high schools abandon standard textbooks in favor of online texts?  Here are the pros and cons:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fun facts about Michigan

If all you can picture when you think "Michigan" is a lot of snow, you're missing many wonderful fun facts and trivia about the Wolverine state:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Death of Virginia nun causes immigration policy frenzy

The recent death of Benedictine Sister Denise Mosier in a car struck by a driver allegedly a repeat DUI offender and illegal immigrant has caused a furor over immigration policy.  Here's a remembrance of the Virginia nun and some thoughts about why her legacy is more important than the immigration brouhaha: