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Everett animal lab investigated after multiple monkey deaths

EVERETT — Dozens of dead monkeys in a span of three years have spurred federal scrutiny of a company that tests pharmaceutical drugs on animals.The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating

Date: 02/08/2016 | Local News

Now treating on Sundays

Lynnwood walk-in clinic extends service to low-income, uninsured

Date: 01/25/2016 | Local News

Help military ban tobacco

When Hawaii made public health history by being the first state to raise the smoking age to 21 this year, the military applauded the move. Several bases in Hawaii said they would comply with the law."We see it as a fitness and readiness issue," Bill Doughty,...

Date: 01/25/2016 | Editorials

Quality of care will continue at Group Health under Kaiser

There continues to be a lot of discussion in our communities about Group Health's possible acquisition by Kaiser Permanente and how that transaction would impact local access to care and coverage. It's a timely discussion for our region given the Everett Clinic's recent merger with...

Date: 01/23/2016 | Commentary

Air quality — inside as well as outside — can affect your health

Patrick Clifford is a lifelong outdoors enthusiast. However, in 2014 he found himself working hard to catch his breath while laboring outside. The retired Everett Public Schools teacher was diagnosed with a serious pulmonary condition that has reduced his lung capacity to a third.

Date: 01/16/2016 | Life

Olympus to recall and redesign medical scope linked to superbug outbreaks

Olympus Corp. said it will voluntarily recall and redesign a troubled medical scope that has been linked to scores of potentially deadly patient infections around the world.

Date: 01/15/2016 | Business Wire

Report: More infections from dirty scopes in U.S. hospitals

SEATTLE — At least 250 people, mostly in the U.S., were sickened with potentially deadly infections linked to contaminated medical scopes in the past three years, according to a new Senate committee report released Wednesday.

Date: 01/13/2016 | Northwest

Everett Fire Dept. may use private ambulances for some cases

EVERETT — The Everett Fire Department is considering a change in how it uses private ambulance companies to ferry patients to hospitals.

Date: 01/03/2016 | Local News

Recent health care group mergers signify an industry in flux

EVERETT — Monolithic forces seem to be reshaping health care industries in America: sweeping federal regulations, escalating drug costs, and an aging population demanding top-shelf care, among others.

Date: 01/03/2016 | Business

Study: Add ultrasound in cancer fight for some

PITTSBURGH — In the ever-changing, often complicated world of breast cancer detection, a large study led by a Pittsburgh researcher shows that ultrasound screening detected as many breast cancers as mammograms in women with dense breasts.

Date: 01/02/2016 | Nation & World

Opioid abuse calls for better treatment

There is a grim connection between two worsening addictions in the U.S.: to prescription opioid painkillers and to heroin. Both can be partly traced to worthwhile public-health initiatives that deserve to be protected.

Date: 01/02/2016 | Commentary

Take a load off with a visit to a podiatrist

Do your body a favor and start the new year on the right foot.Or the left one, if the right one's too sore. Whether you stand all day, bounce around a basketball court at night or squeeze into heels on the weekend, it might be smart to step into a podiatrist's...

Date: 01/02/2016 | Life

Health-related classes and events calendar

January 3Indoor tri clubCompetitors of all skill levels, 18 and older, are invited to join the Everett YMCA's indoor triathlon club that meets each Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. through May. Members complete indoor triathlon workouts as well as...

Date: 01/02/2016 | Life

Everett Clinic doctors mull DaVita HealthCare purchase offer

EVERETT — The 250 doctors who own the Everett Clinic are deciding Sunday to accept or turn down DaVita HealthCare Partners’ offer to buy the independent medical care provider.

Date: 12/20/2015 | Local News

Curing what jail can't

Viewpoints: 4 views on addressing mental illness

Date: 12/20/2015 | Commentary

Don’t put off scheduling a mammogram

Taking your shirt off for the camera can be good for you every now and then. For women of a certain age, mammogram imaging can capture breast cancer at an early, easily treatable stage.The American College of Radiology recommends annual screenings for women older...

Date: 12/19/2015 | Life

Health-related classes and events calendar

DECEMBER 22Medicare 101Providence Health & Services will present a free class to help those approaching age 65 sort out their Medicare options. The informational session on Dec. 22, 1 to 2 p.m., will be hosted at...

Date: 12/19/2015 | Life

Follow the ABCs for safe sleep for your baby

Amid the season of nesting, when families throw on comforters and cuddle and huddle at home, lurks a silent public health threat. During the colder months, more infants will go to sleep and never wake up.They'll get tangled up in sheets and covers, fall into the cracks of a...

Date: 12/19/2015 | Life

False-positive mammograms may signal risk of later cancer

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Women who have had false-positive results on mammograms might face a greater risk of future breast cancer, according to a new study led by a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill researcher.The findings were published last week in Cancer...

Date: 12/19/2015 | Life

Not enough help available for mentally ill

I have been following the stories written by Diana Hefley in November, "What Jail Can't Cure," her excellent coverage concerning the mentally ill.After Ronald Reagan closed many state hospitals,...

Date: 12/18/2015 | Commentary

New psychiatric care unit opens at EvergreenHealth Monroe

MONROE — Older adults will now have more access to inpatient psychiatric treatment in Snohomish County.

Date: 12/17/2015 | Local News

Firefighter convicted of sex crimes loses paramedic license

EVERETT — A disgraced former Everett Fire Department leader has surrendered his paramedic license.David “Pete” Vier, 60, was sentenced in King County in July to serve an eight-month sentence for sex crimes.

Date: 12/16/2015 | Local News

Groups concerned about Walgreens’ ties to Catholic hospital

SEATTLE — Nineteen groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter Monday to drugstore chain Walgreens expressing concerns about the company’s plans for a Catholic hospital to run its in-store health clinics in Washington and Oregon.

Date: 12/14/2015 | Northwest

Advances in cancer treatment aid former president Jimmy Carter — and others

ATLANTA — Jimmy Carter is receiving ground-breaking treatment at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute, but it’s not just because he’s a former president.

Date: 12/14/2015 | Nation & World

Avoid common hazards and stay safe for holidays

Nobody wants to spend a holiday visiting the hospital, yet every year emergency departments are flooded with holiday-related illnesses, injuries and serious traumas. Dr. Ryan Keay, director of emergency medicine at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, offers...

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Surprise! Processed food isn’t necessarily bad for you

Headlines scream it. Alarmists teach it. The default message: Processed foods are bad for us.Is this true?

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

No gear required to get fit with bodyweight exercises

Never mind all those fancy fitness machines. Forgo the barbells and dumbbells, too. These days, some of the fittest, strongest and most agile people around are embracing old-fashioned bodyweight exercises.

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Healthful secrets update old casseroles

Say “casserole” and, depending on your upbringing, you may be reminded of dishes like kugel, spoonbread, spaghetti casserole, lasagna or enchiladas.

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Surgery prolongs life for Stage 4 breast cancer patients, study says

Breast cancer has increasingly been treated as a systemic disease in recent decades, and the number of surgeries performed on the most serious cases has plummeted.

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Pharmacies offer more than just medicine

You don’t need a prescription to chat up a pharmacist. As access to healthcare expands, drugstores are stepping in to fill the gaps. From shots to screenings to walk-in care, pharmacies offer a quick and easy way to stay healthy.

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Health-related classes and events in Snohomish County

DECEMBER 6INDOOR TRI CLUBCompetitors of all skill levels, 18 and older, are invited to join the Everett YMCA's indoor triathlon club that meets each Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. through May. Members complete indoor triathlon workouts...

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Program, lifestyle can reduce diabetes risk

Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose is elevated, but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis.With awareness and simple actions, people with prediabetes may prevent the onset of diabetes.

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

It's OK to take care of yourself

I sat with a group of adults the other night discussing the concept of self-love."What does it mean to love yourself?" I asked. Most of the individuals were uncomfortable with the idea."Isn't it selfish to love yourself?" Josie wondered.

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Experts modify strategy to protect newborns from whooping cough

There's no season for whooping cough.The pesky respiratory illness, also known as pertussis, just won't stop heaving and weaving its way through Washington."It's pretty much become a year-round concern," said Dr. Gary Goldbaum, director of the...

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Straight Talk panelists tepid toward religion

Dear Straight Talk: Society has changed greatly since Jesus Christ walked the earth, but human nature has not. People still fear what they don't understand or agree with. If religion can be considered the ultimate "advice column," what good advice...

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Gene editing’s promise, ethics challenge scientists

WASHINGTON — A hot new tool to edit the human genetic code has a big wow factor: the promise of long-sought cures for intractable diseases. But depending on how it’s used, that same tool could also alter human heredity.

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Our hearing requires protection, and sometimes a technical boost

Adult hearing loss can happen for a variety of reasons. Aging is one — the medical term is presbycusis — but other causes include noise exposure and certain medications such as chemotherapies and some antibiotics.

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Too much TV in your 20s may hurt your midlife brain

If you've stumbled across this article after binge-watching on Netflix for the third time this week, you'd better turn off that screen and pay attention.In a pretty alarming finding for those of us who love TV, a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry this week shows that...

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Well-stocked pantry can prevent a junky diet

Most Americans have experienced the rush of daily living with demands from work, school or family obligations.Eating healthy can sometimes take a backseat to more pressing matters.

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Why that miracle diet was a dud for you

If you’ve ever tried out the latest diet fad only to find yourself gaining weight and feeling awful and wondered what you were doing wrong, scientists now have an explanation for you.

Date: 12/05/2015 | Life

Medic One Foundation seeks donors to help pay for firefighters’ training

EVERETT — Every year, a handful of Snohomish County firefighters attend paramedic school at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Date: 12/04/2015 | Local News

Cure needed for Pfizer’s blatant tax dodge

It's one thing for Pfizer to renounce its U.S. citizenship, moving its official residence to Dublin, Ireland, as a tax dodge — all the while continuing to run the business in the United States. That disgusting tactic happens to be disgustingly legal, thanks to our indolent...

Date: 12/04/2015 | Opinion Columnists

The U Can Gym offers an exercise in moving forward

EUGENE, Ore. — Their stories are rooted in mayhem and misfortune.From motorcycle crashes to disabilities beyond their control to the unthinkable, fate has dealt them challenges most of us will never face.But that has not stopped them.

Date: 11/21/2015 | Northwest

Health-related classes and events in Snohomish County


Date: 11/07/2015 | Life

Health-related classes and events in Snohomish County

NOVEMBER 21CELIAC ASSISTANCEThe Celiac Disease Foundation runs a group to support those who are living with celiac disease and coping with a gluten-free diet. It meets on the third Saturday every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Mt.

Date: 11/21/2015 | Life

Washington finds no evidence against Planned Parenthood

SEATTLE — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he has found no evidence to support allegations against Planned Parenthood in Washington.In July, the attorney general’s office received letters from state lawmakers requesting he investigate Planned Parenthood.

Date: 11/16/2015 | Northwest

Oregon health department to launch campaign to curb syphilis

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon health department is launching a campaign in hopes of stemming the spread of syphilis in the state.

Date: 11/09/2015 | Northwest

Swedish Edmonds opens new emergency department Tuesday

EDMONDS — It may be the most welcoming place you never want to visit.Swedish Edmonds unveiled the hospital’s new emergency department on Saturday.

Date: 11/08/2015 | Local News

Straight Talk: Video game addiction zaps formerly fun kid

Dear Straight Talk: I was excited to have my 14-year-old brother in high school with me, but he's completely changed. Our single dad bought a computer and game console for our study and refuses to set rules on it. My brother has become a shut-in gaming...

Date: 11/07/2015 | Life

Youth concussions: What parents need to know

Youth concussions: Guidelines for parentsThe most common way kids experience a concussion is from falling; other leading causes are bicycle and motor-vehicle accidents. And in any sports season, 5 to 10 percent of athletes will experience a concussion.

Date: 11/07/2015 | Life

It’s bug season — the kind that cause pneumonia

Looking around, we see the leaves changing colors and falling to the ground, the days getting shorter and darker, and the rain becoming a more frequent visitor. It's clear that summer is gone and fall is here.Public health also sees a shift in seasons with the arrival of...

Date: 11/07/2015 | Life

Active kids often suffer from foot pain

Activities such as basketball, cheerleading, lacrosse, track and softball can cause common foot and heel pain in children. It is important that your kids never “play through the pain” in their feet.

Date: 11/07/2015 | Life

CPR classes can teach anyone to be a lifesaver

CPR isn't always a lifesaver.If you suffer a fatal injury, the technique won't magically revive you.What it can do, though, is keep you ticking long enough to be saved by medical professionals."What you're trying to do with CPR is buy...

Date: 11/07/2015 | Life

YMCA can help you assess your risk of diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and the YMCA of Snohomish County is encouraging residents to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and to take steps to reduce their chances of developing the disease.Statistics show that one in four Americans...

Date: 11/07/2015 | Life

Help your marriage

It could be as simple as watching a chick flick together

Date: 11/07/2015 | Life

Second impact

Head injury soon after concussion can be devastating

Date: 11/07/2015 | Life

Conquer cravings

How to resist the urge when all you want is sugar

Date: 11/07/2015 | Life

Bellevue doctor sues patient over negative Yelp review

BELLEVUE — A Bellevue doctor has filed a defamation lawsuit over a negative review one of his patients left him online.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Northwest

Make breast cancer awareness a priority all year

Our annual conversation about breast cancer awareness closes as we say goodbye to October. Many of us took part in heart-felt walks and other awareness-raising events as we worked to support efforts to save our neighbors, sisters, mothers and daughters. This is important work.

Date: 11/01/2015 | Commentary

Everett Clinic aims to better treat pain

Peter Sessum wakes up and goes to sleep with a constant arthritic ache in his wrists. When pain flairs in his knees and hips, the 43-year-old Army veteran sometimes finds himself unable to walk. His military service included airborne jumps and infantry marches shouldering upward of 75...

Date: 10/28/2015 | Business

5 myths about weight loss

Obesity has been on the rise worldwide for decades, putting people at risk for developing diabetes, heart disease and several forms of cancer. Today, two thirds of adults and one third of children in the United States are overweight or obese. As the numbers on the scale get bigger, so...

Date: 10/25/2015 | Commentary

Classes and events

OCTOBER 24Pink the RinkThe Everett Silvertips will mark Breast Cancer Awareness Night tonight with their seventh annual Pink the Rink event at Xfinity Arena in Everett. As the Everett Silvertips take on local hockey rivals the Seattle...

Date: 10/24/2015 | Life

An apple a day: Which home remedies really work?

Even doctors sometimes defer to grandma's kitchen-cupboard cures. As a medical school student, DeJarra Sims contracted a sinus infection during pediatric rounds. Her aunt suggested a longtime, family cure: chicken broth containing half an onion and a clove of garlic.Sims was...

Date: 10/24/2015 | Life

Tackling trauma

Vets with PTSD find peace at Monroe equine therapy center

Date: 10/13/2015 | Local News

Lawsuit claims Washington state not caring for sick babies

TACOMA — A lawsuit filed by an advocacy group for low-income people claims the state of Washington has not done enough to provide care for profoundly sick babies.

Date: 10/12/2015 | Northwest

Health-related classes and events

OCTOBER 10ADVANCE PLANNING WORKSHOPSwedish Edmonds Hospital, 21601 76th Ave W., Edmonds, is offering free advance care planning workshops on the second Saturday of every month. Sessions will help participants understand the value...

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Classes and events


Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Straight Talk: Suicide prevention starts in childhood

Dear Readers: Two weeks ago, we shared warning signs, risk factors and preventatives of suicide. I hope today's accounts of this "silent epidemic", tripled in rate sinsce 1965, inspire needed change.—Lauren

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Running 6 miles a week may add up to 6 years to your life, study says

When it comes to the idea that running is good for the heart, six miles a week may be the magic goal number. In a review study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, experts found running about six miles a week — or 52 minutes — may add from three to six years to your life.

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Scientists can fool body into thinking it’s been exercising

Ever fantasize of being able to see the benefits of exercise without having to, you know, work out?If so, research from Britain's University of Southampton gives a glimpse of what may be possible in the future.Ali Tavassoli, a professor of chemical biology, and...

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

What to expect when you get a flu shot

Roll up your sleeve — the flu's in town. Influenza season runs from early fall to late spring, usually peaking between December and February. Don't wait for it to come to you. "Right now is prime time to get vaccinated," said Dr.

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Families learn about healthful cooking

About 60 people, including parents and their school-age children, attended a two-part workshop hosted by Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Sept. 26 to learn about healthy eating.

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Hookah use on the upswing

Clouds of sickly sweet blackberry smoke are billowing out of Isaac Doss’ mouth. He takes a draw from a bubbling hookah and passes the pipe to Kara Brick.

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Family Talk: Showing up in marriage: Love is a verb

Joe and Mary sat on the love seat, tense and angry. "He never tells me he loves me! He doesn't give me a hug or a kiss. He comes home, nods at me, plays with the kids, watches TV and falls sound asleep."Joe is confused. "Of course, I love her! We both...

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Missed your vaccine? Rest, hydration the best flu treatments

As we have all heard, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." It's unlikely Benjamin Franklin was considering flu vaccines when he made this famous observation, but the principle applies.Prevention through annual vaccination is the best management...

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Lists offer guidelines on when to spring for organic fruit, veggies

Organic produce is usually more expensive than fruits and vegetables that are grown conventionally. When purchasing produce, you can use the "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean Fifteen" lists.These lists, published by the non-profit Environmental Working Group,...

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Chamber of healing

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help diabetics heal from wounds

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

A new kind of mammogram

3-D technology finds some hidden cancers but can cost more

Date: 10/04/2015 | Local News

Why having an early breast cancer detection plan is important

While researchers continue to make strides toward more frequent early detection of breast cancer in the United States, cases in developing countries are still being diagnosed in later stages.Research has shown that the earlier breast cancer is found, the more treatable it...

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

Massage a soothing touch for cancer patients

MARYSVILLE — Some people like to pamper themselves with a massage now and then, but when they get cancer they are so busy fighting the disease that they forget to try to relax and enjoy life.Kristi Gordon of Heavenly Hands in Marysville says that's when people really...

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

Physical therapy helps cancer patients deal with pain

SMOKEY POINT — Judy York has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments.But she keeps a positive frame of mind, and one of the reasons is she is getting help from Tawny Bridge-Pope of Smokey Point Reaction Physical Therapy."I'm so...

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

Family Talk: Breast cancer patients benefit from strong support

With a diagnosis of cancer, your life changes on a dime. Everything else comes to a screeching halt — work problems, family issues, and relationship concerns.For women, besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. Over the course of their...

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

What young women need to know about breast cancer

While breast cancer diagnosis and treatment are difficult for women of any age, younger women may find the experience overwhelming. With youth comes the feeling of invincibility for so many people, so dealing with a cancer diagnosis can come as quite a challenge.

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

Fundraising moves beyond just the Relay for Life

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Relay for Life used to be the big fundraiser in town for the American Cancer Society.While still important, this year's chairman, Ben Allen, said he realizes there has to be other ways to give because the relay might not be for everyone.

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

Comfort for patients

Everett woman helps those recently diagnosed with breast cancer

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

Marysville man lives through challenge of fighting breast cancer

MARYSVILLE — Like most men, Mike Ferri had never even considered that he could be diagnosed with breast cancer.That changed after he went to a doctor in December 2013, when his wife noticed that he'd been bleeding slightly from his right nipple.His doctor...

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

Everett dietitian helps patients learn to eat mindfully

The secret to eating well? Trust your gut."We don't know how to listen to our bodies," said Heather Paves, a dietitian at North Sound Nourishment & Recovery in Everett. "A lot of our culture is externally driven, rather than responding to what feels...

Date: 09/26/2015 | Life

Traumatized kids

Three things you can do to help them

Date: 09/26/2015 | Life

Grandma won’t accept gay teen

Dear Straight Talk: My daughter, 17, is openly gay. My husband and I and her siblings have no problem accepting this and our Christian church accepts everyone. The problem is with my mother-in-law.Her church believes homosexuality is a terrible sin and...

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Before fatal leap, teen ate entire marijuana cookie

After 19-year-old Levy Thamba inexplicably leapt to his death off a 4th floor Denver balcony in March after eating a marijuana cookie, public health officials have tried to figure out why.A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a sequence of events:

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Five healthy habits that combat childhood obesity

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the risks to overweight kids are well chronicled, many families need support changing their children’s habits with the ultimate goal of improving health.

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

The best way to fuel workouts — no exotic drinks required

Workout nutrition is a complicated business. There is no one-size-fits-all answer: If you're walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes, you don't have the same nutrition needs as someone who's training for an Ironman triathlon.That being said, a few basics about workout...

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Family Talk: Job burnout? Take control of your life

I recently attended a meeting where a presenter described the problem of "burnout" among health-care providers. A large percentage of health-care workers are struggling with work-life balance, enthusiasm for their jobs, and feeling connected to their patients and...

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Early sign of endometrial cancer: abnormal bleeding

In the U.S., endometrial cancer, which starts in the the inner lining of the uterus, is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs. The exact cause is unknown, but increased levels of estrogen play a role. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated...

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Dietitian helps diabetics manage disease

Say goodbye to sweets. Get off the couch.Monitor your meter. If you’re one of the 29 million Americans with diabetes, these orders sound familiar. But that doesn’t mean you’ve been following them.

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Our fragile knees

Surgery isn't always the answer when they hurt

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Weight gain an unexpected cancer stress

Cancer caused me a problem. OK, I can blame lots of problems on cancer, but this was one I didn't expect. During two years of treatment, I have gained 20 pounds.In the movie version of breast cancer (probably the cancer that we imagined before we ever had cancer) lithe and...

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

White House: Alaska’s Medicaid expansion ‘right decision’

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The White House on Tuesday praised the decision by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to expand Medicaid to thousands of residents over the wishes of the Republican-led Legislature, calling it the “right decision.”

Date: 09/01/2015 | Northwest

Health classes and events in Snohomish County

TODAYPACKING HEALTHY LUNCHESParents are invited to bring their school-age child to learn about healthy options for school lunchboxes. The free class meets 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 29 at the Verdant Community Wellness Center,...

Date: 08/29/2015 | Life

Give kids healthy start to school year

The days are getting shorter and summer activities are winding down. School supply lists are appearing in stores and your in-boxes. Kids (hopefully) are finishing their summer reading lists. Back to School time is just around the corner, though it may feel like Memorial Day was just a...

Date: 08/26/2015 | Commentary

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