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Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 11:50 AM

It may be a bit cliché, but what a difference a year makes.Wednesday marked one year since having weight-loss surgery. For many who had gastric-sleeve surgery, like myself, it’s known as a sleeversary.It’s just hard to believe that a year has already passed. It seemed like it was only yesterday that I was making the decision to have weight-loss surgery.Looking back, I know that it was a decision that prolonged my life.

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:34 AM

TIP OF THE WEEK

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 9:39 AM

“Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight and What We Can Do About It,” by Harriet Brown. Da Capo Press, Boston, 2014. 274 pages. $25.99.

Posted Apr 10, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEK

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Q: My 17-year-old daughter says talking on her cellphone while driving is not a distraction, and I should stop bothering her about it. What do you think?

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 2:37 PM

Young children are very curious, and unfortunately they don’t always appreciate the potential dangers they may be facing when their curiosity gets the best of them – which is quite often.

Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 9:32 AM

Q. I think my husband has post-traumatic stress disorder, but he refuses to acknowledge it. He was in Iraq, and he’s experienced some stressful events at his job since returning home. He gets angry each time I mention his problems. Please explain...

Updated Apr 3, 2015 at 8:15 AM

Watch any top athlete compete and you can’t help but notice how gracefully they move. They have superb coordination, unbelievable agility, lightning-quick reflexes, and a firm, sculpted body. But strength and grace aren’t qualities that only sports...

Updated Mar 30, 2015 at 11:08 AM

Since having weight-loss surgery, I set many personal goals.My first — and most important — goal was to get off my prescribed medications for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Mission accomplished.

Updated Mar 30, 2015 at 9:04 AM

A group of squirrels were dashing around in my yard last fall. They looked worried. Rushing back and forth and up the trees, they were not finding a lot of nuts to save for the winter. I could see their furrowed brows as they chattered squirrel talk...

Posted Mar 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Cell phone addiction is becoming a very real phenomenon in the ever increasing age of technology.

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