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As a Baby Boomer from New Bedford, I was indoctrinated with the Ten Commandments, the Baltimore Catechism, the Sermon on the Mount, and a lot of inexplicable Irish superstitions about umbrellas, patent-leather shoes, hair perms, and whistling women. Read more

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Everyone wants to live a long, healthy, and independent life, but there can be a sudden illness or injury, a job loss... You need to create a realistic contingency plan that doesn’t leave you out in the cold when you’re old and less able. Read more

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To minimize damage to life, property, and the local economy from hurricanes,...we need to take long-range, proactive precautions just like people in the Midwest who live in tornado country... Read more

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Warning: summer sunshine and hot, humid temperatures can be hazardous to your health. Here are some commonsense tips for staying safe and healthy this summer. Read more

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During REM deep-sleep, our body heals itself, cleaning out waste from our body and brain....Sleep is the restorative period in our circadian cycle, allowing our brains time to flush out the metabolic waste that accumulates during our active waking... Read more

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My Brother’s Keeper

“My Brother’s Keeper” of Easton and Dartmouth is looking for volunteers and gently-used residential furniture and non-perishable food for families in need. Free pick-up. Call 774-305-4577 or visit www.MyBrothersKeeper.org. Read more

Jan 20, 2016 6:47 PM Coastal Mags

At the Heart of the Matter

Southcoast Hospitals Group (St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Tobey Hospital in Wareham, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River) is locked in a bureaucratic battle with Steward Health Care (St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Morton Hospital... Read more

Dec 14, 2015 9:02 PM Coastal Mags

This is the kind of all-consuming, never-ending, soul-sucking caregiving that millions of people shoulder every day – and they deserve the same level of support 24/7 from the rest of us, from the extended family and local community, ... Read more

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It’s Harvest Time on the South Coast

It’s harvest time on the South Coast! Fill your baskets with fresh local produce, cheeses, jellies, wines, pies and greenery. To find a farm, vineyard, or farmers market near you, visit www.semaponline.org, www.pickyourown.org, www.farmfresh.org, ... Read more

Nov 10, 2015 8:03 PM Coastal Mags

People often confuse vegetarianism with veganism, but they’re really quite different. Vegetarians don’t eat meat, but many do eat milk products, eggs, and seafood. In contrast, vegans eat an entirely plant-based diet, avoiding all animal-based foods. Read more

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We are bombarded endlessly with messages telling us that money, power, and fame will make us happy. Read more

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Bridging the Canal

There’s long-range movement afoot to either build a third bridge across the Cape Cod Canal or to replace the narrow, 80-year old Bourne and Sagamore bridges. Despite the introduction of CapeFLYER train service, the predictable four-fold ... Read more

Aug 17, 2015 8:12 PM Coastal Mags

Most Beautiful Time of Year

We’re heading into the most beautiful time of year of the South Coast – the gradual slide of summer into autumn. The temperature may start to drop – but the events and activities do not! ... Read more

Aug 16, 2015 7:33 PM Coastal Mags

Vaccines, whether for pneumonia, smallpox, the flu, or polio, have saved millions of lives around the world. Building up everyone’s immunity against infectious diseases protects us all, and it is everyone’s responsibility to.... Read more

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Hike, Fish, Picnic, Birdwatch

Explore the trails, wildlife and scenery of the Mattapoisett River Reserve – leashed dogs welcome. Hike, fish, picnic, birdwatch – and it’s a great place for cross-country skiing, too! For more info, go to www.savebuzzardsbay.org. Read more

Jun 28, 2015 4:00 PM Coastal Mags

The South Coast is truly blessed with some of the most amazing territory and history in the world. Get out there and explore the riches of our historical and cultural heritage... Read more

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... that elder abuse is more often psychological and financial than physical or sexual; that it happens most often in a home setting, not in an institution; and that the 90% of domestic elder abusers are relatives – especially adult children... Read more

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Have you ever wondered why women live longer (and healthier) than men do? Well, it may be politically incorrect to say so, but a big reason has to do with basic biology. Read more

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Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover

Boating season is back! Head for the Race Village at Newport’s Fort Adams State Park May 5-17 to enjoy the festivities during the Volvo Ocean Race’s only North American stopover! (Free parking for Volvo owners.) For more info and a schedule of events Read more

Apr 13, 2015 8:25 PM Coastal Mags

We’re becoming neurotic Chicken Littles, convinced we’ll succumb to something dreadful if we don’t take this multivitamin or that vitamin pill to ward off some disorder we’ve neither heard of before nor suffered. Read more

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The South Coast is blessed with hidden shorelines, rivers, marshes, beaches, and ponds within a stone’s throw of “civilization,” and they’re a sure cure for the doldrums of the daily grind. Read more

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... the clock is ticking on whether we can fend off apocalyptic changes to Planet Earth’s climate by the end of this century. If we do nothing, life as we know it now will be irrevocably changed... fraught with perils and scarcity. Read more

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Why is everyone suddenly talking about – or selling – CBD oil products? Is it a new panacea for mankind’s ailments and ills? Is it another celebrity-driven fad or a get-rich-quick scam? Or are its supposedly beneficial results just a placebo effect? Read more

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No matter how cluttered your life is with details and demands, you can always carve out a few minutes each day to sit comfortably and quietly, cut off from the noise and nonsense. Read more

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Here’s a quick look at some of the top happenings for this year’s Fourth of July celebrations. Read more

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Creating the perfect corned beef and cabbage platter starts with the cooking method you choose. Read more

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America is often called “The Breadbasket of the World,” the greatest food-producing nation, yet 30-40% of our food goes to waste or ends up in the garbage (worth $162 billion). Read more

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Self-improvement is an ongoing process, not a finished product. Unlike making a New Year’s resolution, with an artificial cutoff date for bad habits and starting date for good ones, self-improvement is a quiet commitment to making small... Read more

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Whoever said “travel is the best education” probably traveled solo, and never with school-aged children or teenagers. Read more

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It’s simple math – affordable and accessible mental health care for all seniors would greatly reduce the eventual burden on Medicaid/Medicare and our healthcare delivery systems. Read more

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It wasn’t so long ago that the South Coast was littered with empty mills, polluted shorelines, deserted buildings, vacant lots, neglected public parks, and shuttered storefronts. But the region underwent a transformation over the past few decades... Read more

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Allergic rhinitis is what happens when your body’s immune system goes into warp-drive whenever it encounters an irritant like pollen. It triggers a histamine response – mucus-membrane inflammation and swelling in the eyes, nose, sinuses, and throat. Read more

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All winter long, our houses have been hermetically sealed, with stale, stagnant air filled with smoke, germs, kitchen grease, mold/mildew, paper dust, chemical fumes, dust mites, dander, and tracked-in dirt. Read more

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Before the Christmas holy day became commercialized, gift-giving and partying was much more common on New Year’s Eve than on Christmas. Read more

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The casino is coming to Tiverton!

State and local voters approved the Twin Rivers proposal to move its gambling license from Newport to a new $75 million facility in Tiverton, right over the Fall River line. Read more

Dec 23, 2016 10:05 PM Coastal Mags

Discover Buzzard Bay - Walks and Hikes

Southcoast Health and the Buzzards Bay Coalition have joined together to create “Discover Buzzards Bay,” an initiative to promote active outdoor recreation. A series of guided monthly outdoor walks, called “Sunday Strolls,” ... Read more

Dec 5, 2016 8:48 AM Coastal Mags

There’s nothing wrong with eating just one cookie, nibbling on cocktail shrimp, or having just one spoonful of your mother-in-law’s killer turkey stuffing. It’s the mindless consumption of everything and anything put in front of you that's unhealthy. Read more

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Everyone wants to live a long, healthy, and independent life, but there can be a sudden illness or injury, a job loss... You need to create a realistic contingency plan that doesn’t leave you out in the cold when you’re old and less able. Read more

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Purple is the traditional color of royalty, but it is also the color of mourning – and of bruises, whether visible or hidden. Read more

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Always be fully aware of your surroundings, whether indoors or out, whether night or day, whether alone or in a group – know where the escape routes and “danger zones” are. Read more

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