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Health and Wellness… Poisoning in the Elderly

Jun 28, 2016 2:19pm

When you hear the phrase “poison prevention,” you probably think of young children putting harmful substances into their mouths. According to the Iowa Poison Control Center, older adults are...

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Health and Wellness… Preventing migraine headaches

Jun 23, 2016 10:00am

Perhaps you are fortunate enough to rarely suffer with a headache. There are others who not only have occasional headaches from lack of sleep, or a bad cold, but who experience migraines.


Health and Wellness… Travel and Immunizations

Jun 16, 2016 10:00am

More and more Americans are traveling internationally each year. Taking steps to ensure that you are up to date on all of your routine and travel vaccines before you leave home is as important as...

Country Roads… A tiny town with a big heart

Jun 16, 2016 10:00am

Two years ago this widower married a widow who lived in the small town of Blairsburg, about a half hour north of Ames on U.S. Highway 69.

Prior to our marriage, Julie and I discussed her...

Slavery to oil

Jun 16, 2016 10:00am

Prior to the Civil War, prior to the industrial revolution, prior to climate change debate, slave labor provided much of the “energy” for the production of food, fiber, and goods throughout the...

I Was Just Thinking… A quick lesson in ‘successful farming’

Jun 16, 2016 10:00am

My mother rarely tossed things out. She’s been gone eight years now, but I still marvel from time-to-time at things she saved.

I suppose because she never had any wealth in her life, simple...

I Was Just Thinking… It was just a harmless stunt – really, it was

Jun 09, 2016 10:00am

When you attend a small school in Iowa, you automatically have more opportunities to participate in several extracurricular activities.

When you’re one in a class of 43, there are even more...

Health and Wellness… Mental Health Throughout Life

Jun 09, 2016 10:00am

Being healthy socially and emotionally is part of overall good health across the lifespan. Even infants and young children fall on the spectrum from thriving to unhealthy.

The following are...

Country Roads… That’s odd

Jun 09, 2016 10:00am

“Girl gives birth to chimpanzee,” the headline screamed. That was it; I couldn’t resist any longer. I bought a copy of the supermarket tabloid, asking the checkout clerk to tuck it into a brown...

Letter to the Editor: Support for Julia Helm

Jun 03, 2016 11:52am

Julia Helm is running for Auditor of Dallas County. I urge you to give her your vote and support.

Julia has seven years of experience working in the auditor’s office and with great patience...

Letter to the Editor: Medical cannabis oil

Jun 03, 2016 11:34am

Letter to the Editor,

My family is Iowa Natives but are recent transplants to Dallas County. We chose to move here in December of 2014 and built our forever home just north of Adel.



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