Patsy Torres: A Strong Voice and A Stronger Faith

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It’s mid-April but Patsy Torres’ house is still decorated for Christmas. Too many things have been happening since the holidays, she explains, including family illnesses, to worry about taking down all that stuff. Located on a quiet street in a northwestern suburb, the house itself is an oasis of peace overlooking the green landscape of […]

What about mom?

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Aging brings with it changes in our health and/or mental capabilities. If you have an aging loved one, you can save your senior person and yourself a lot of stress and time by preparing now. Locate and organize important documents or at least place them in one specific place, and tell someone where to find […]

What’s New in Wellness

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Breast cancer drugs urged for healthy high-risk women Should healthy women take drugs to lower their risk of breast cancer? In April, an influential panel of experts said the answer is yes, but only for certain women who are at increased risk because of breast cancer in the family or a personal history of breast […]

Three Orders of Shellfish

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Americans are looking out to sea for lighter fare, and shellfish win hands down as the most popular creatures of the sea. The shellfish family is a very large family indeed. It’s divided into three main classifications: crustaceans, mollusks, and cephalopods. Each has its cadre of enthusiasts. Shrimp, lobster and crab belong to the mostly […]

Cathy Cunningham: Challenging Viewers’ Perception

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Arecent Luminaria exhibit at the Mexican Cultural Institute included a separate room for artist Cathy Cunningham’s glass and light sculptures, appropriately called Radiant Reflections. There were only three of them, but their brilliantly colored shapes sprawled across the walls in the darkened space like a visual feast. You couldn’t help being dazzled. Just right of […]