Step up exercise and walk away from heart disease

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Anyone can be at risk for heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women in Mansfield, as well as in the United States. It’s also a disease that we can actually help prevent and control, explains Alan Taylor, MD, an independently practicing cardiologist on the medical staff of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.

Senior Citizens Day fun, informative

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

On Aug. 21, I took advantage of a chance to learn more about historic Mansfield when I took the free bus tour, hosted by Bill Beard and Faye Rydell that was part of the Senior Citizens Day activities. I really enjoyed our bus ride, sharing the pretty-full bus with interesting and interested folks. Mr. Beard’s knowledge and stories of earlier Mansfield residents and places brought historic Mansfield to life. Thanks so much for sharing with us, Mr. Beard, and thanks to all involved in organizing this fun day.

Remember to hold loved ones close

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

I found out Monday that another friend has been taken from us too early by cancer. This enemy is far too successful in my opinion. As we grow older, it seems that more and more of our friends, family and acquaintances fall victim to this terrible disease. I am reminded of a scripture from John that our pastor used for his sermons in the last couple of weeks. John 9:1-4 (NIV) says this: As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

Dump the box, favorite meals are easier, tastier from scratch

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

I’ll be honest and admit that I buy frozen ready-made pie crusts and my husband’s favorite cornbread is made with a mix, not from scratch. Not all of the jelly or jam in my pantry is homemade and we sometimes have canned biscuits. Furthermore, while I’ve learned to make tamales and usually make them once a year, it’s so much easier to buy them.

Measles break-out linked to unvaccinated travelers

| |Monday, Jul. 14, 2014

United States had almost erradicated the contagious disease, but the virus is back.

Thank you for supporting Juneteenth Celebration

Monday, Jun. 30, 2014

Thanks to all of you for supporting the 149th Juneteenth Celebration. Thank you for your Wednesday, June 18 and 26 articles on the Juneteenth Celebration. This extra-special thank you holds more appreciation than any words can say. There were several people that donated money, time and merchandise in order to make this historical event a memorable success. Know that all of you are the nicest kind of people this world has ever known and you’ll never be forgotten for the thoughtfulness you’ve shown.

Know the warning signs of stroke

| |Monday, Jun. 16, 2014

When it comes to stroke, knowing the warning signs could help save your life or the life of someone you love.

Easy summer recipes adapted from Pinterest

Tuesday, Jun. 10, 2014

Twenty years ago, I thought someone was crazy when they predicted the encyclopedia might be on the Internet one day. Fast forward to 2014 and everything is on the Internet now.

‘Left-out’ hotel needs to check the internet

Monday, Jun. 02, 2014

I read your story this morning and felt the need to comment. The owners of the hotel give the impression that their poor occupancy is because of a lack of effort from the Mansfield tourism department to include the Courtesy Inn. What they fail to realize is that their own website and reviews on Trip Advisor will keep people from staying there even if the city included them. I know I wouldn't book a room there based on the information on the internet. Perhaps watching a few episodes of Hotel Impossible will open their eyes.

Be wary of antibacterial soaps, cleaners

| |Monday, May. 19, 2014

You see them everywhere and probably have some in your own home. But are antibacterial soaps and cleaners doing you more harm than good?

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