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INDIANAPOLIS — The American Red Cross recently appointed Britt Sutton as the new executive director for the Central Indiana Chapter, serving the following Indiana counties: Tippecanoe, Clinton, Howard, Tipton, Madison, Hamilton, Boone, Montgomery, Putnam, Hendricks, Henry, Hancock, Rush, She…

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Dear Doctor: A few months ago, my husband and I helped our oldest son move into his first apartment. I don’t know what happened exactly, but my lower back has been hurting ever since. I would rather not use any medications and have heard that yoga can be good for back pain. Is this true?

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society prostate cancer can often be successfully treated, and is the most common cancer among men except for skin cancer. In the early stages you may not notice any symptoms. This is why regular screenings are im…

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The leaves are turning colors, the temperature is dropping and my favorite season is finally upon us. Fall is here and with fall comes pumpkins. The onslaught of pumpkins is not just a figment of your imagination, in fact, 80% of the pumpkin supply in the United States is available in Octobe…

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Today’s column is about a common childhood disorder, which continues to be shrouded in myths. Its name is Primary Nocturnal Enuresis. Translated into simpler terms: bed-wetting by a child, usually a boy, which occurs at night while the child is sleeping. The term “primary” means that the chi…

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“Oui, yes — we can all read. Stories are great, but I want to know about your favorite thinker,” said Adeline to me, a wide-eyed and now chagrined first-year student at St. Norbert College. Her question was, put a little differently, “What do you think about thinking and knowledge and ethics…

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I’ll stick with my promise and fill you in on our homeschooling days, or perhaps I should say “moments.” It seems that though I try to stay with routines, my days pass, taking a moment at a time trying to keep things as calm and cool as possible.

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Amelia James Hayes, a daughter, born Oct. 10 at Witham Health Services, Lebanon, to James and Laura (Rager) Hayes, Crawfordsville. At birth, she weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She was welcomed home by sisters, Emery, 4, and Adalyn, 2.

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Josie Marie Roberts, a daughter, born Aug. 12 at IU Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, to Marc Patrick and Chelsea Joann (Carter) Roberts, Crawfordsville. At birth, she weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces. She was welcomed home by siblings, Madelyn, 10, Isabella, 7, and Carter, 4.

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October is here which means it is time to enroll in 4-H and enjoy Spooky Science. We invite all families in the community to come out and enjoy our 4th annual Spooky Science event 6-7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Montgomery County 4-H Fairgrounds. Spooky Science is a free event that is open to all ag…