Category Archives: Health

Bye bye bifocals?

PixelOptics plans to release a new line of high-tech specs that toggle between prescriptions with a mere tilt of your head.  The Week At about $1k per pair, they are not practical for many.

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Online senior care?

Is E.R. ready for telecaregivers? [Mrs. Denise] Cady is a telecaregiver who checks in on the Fitzgeralds every evening from 800 miles away in Lafayette, Ind. She’s with a senior home care company, and she joins the couple via a … Continue reading

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TART tunnel?

Seems worth considering TART Trail organizers are urging Traverse City leaders to back their idea for placing a tunnel under South Airport Road.…The tunnel would be placed along the Boardman River Trial. The idea stems from a feasibility study that … Continue reading

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Newborn addiction on the increase

As prescription drug abuse ravages communities across the country, doctors are confronting an emerging challenge: newborns dependent on painkillers.  NYT An alarming article exposing much suffering, even in utero – and not just among the population segments that one might … Continue reading

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The CLASS Act is worth savings [sic – saving], writes Howard Gleckman [Washington Post]: “If it survives, the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act would, for the first time, create a national, voluntary long-term care insurance program to … Continue reading

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April is Autism Awareness Month

A Grand Traverse woman led a walk in Traverse City Saturday afternoon to promote Autism Awareness Month. Michelle St. Amant and several other advocates walked the streets Saturday spreading the word on Autism. St. Amant organized the event in honor … Continue reading

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Food dye exonerated

Update: Important comment below points out that “exonerated” in the title is misleading. Upon reflection, I agree. Better title: “Food dye gets a pass, for now” And my fanatics comment is too extreme. There is no proof that foods with … Continue reading

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