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Garage sales can unite the generations

Garage sales can unite the generations

Nov. 9 | Here it is Saturday morning and I haven’t hit a sale the entire summer. I rode by a sale on Selby near the capital on Friday and called my daughter to say, “They have some good stuff sitting out — you may want to drive by. They have a sofa that...

Again, a more affordable Thanksgiving dinner

Again, a more affordable Thanksgiving dinner

Nov. 8 | Hallie Q. Brown, Fare For All offer holiday  food bargain   Staff will be waiting with your Holiday Pack on Nov. 13. For the second year, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center will partner with Fare For All to bring the holidays to community members....

Parents: Know warning signs of youth suicide

Parents: Know warning signs of youth suicide

Nov. 7 | Charlotte, a 16-year-old, tried to take her own life three times last year. According to her mother, the girl had been bullied at school and was recently diagnosed with depression. “My daughter was sweet, cheerful, friendly, but when she was 12,...

How can I avoid getting the flu?

How can I avoid getting the flu?

Nov. 5 | By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD   The best way to prevent seasonal flu is by getting a flu vaccination every year. Influenza, commonly called “the flu,” is caused by a group of viruses called influenza viruses. They infect the nose, throat...

Foot odor is nothing to tiptoe around

Foot odor is nothing to tiptoe around

Nov. 1 | Foot odor can be annoying, extremely unpleasant, and very embarrassing. Foot odor is caused by smelly chemicals produced by microbes on your feet — namely, bacteria and fungus as they grow in a warm, moist environment. It is surprising to note...

Why are holidays so hazardous to our health?

Why are holidays so hazardous to our health?

Oct. 29 | Tips for giving your body what it needs to fight illness    By John Young, M.D. Contributing Writer   It’s a sad statistical fact: The holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, are a treacherous time when it comes to our health. There’s...

An ethics officer can help reform  the Mpls Police Department

An ethics officer can help reform the Mpls Police Department

Oct. 22 |             [An open letter] By Michael Friedman Contributing Writer To Mayor Betsy Hodges, Last month, I attended a forum at the Minneapolis Urban League about police-community relations. One of the panelists, longtime...

Grief may be hardwired into Black culture

Grief may be hardwired into Black culture

Oct. 22 | Learning to cope with loss is essential to our health   The weather is turning and we are entering fall and winter quickly. When seasons change, oftentimes our moods and bodies change as well. Historically, winter has been known as a season of depression....

Strokes can devastate

Strokes can devastate

Oct. 22 | Strokes occur when areas of the brain stop receiving blood and oxygen. The affected areas of the brain may die or become severely damaged. All of the bodily functions controlled by that area of the brain will be affected. Sometimes the loss of body...

The Good Wife Works: Reflections on church

The Good Wife Works: Reflections on church

Oct. 22 | Churches are “the life’s blood of our folks’ community,” Melba Pattillo Beals’ grandma said in Melba’s book Warriors Don’t Cry, which recounts Melba’s membership in the “Little Rock 9,” who integrated Arkansas’ Central High School...