| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:21 AM
Darrell Laurant, the Lynchburg News & Advance columnist, writer, and author, suffered a stroke on June 8. This is his story, written especially for Our Health.
In its most common usage, the word "stroke" conjures images that are smooth and gentle --...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Question: I made a contribution to the Lions for White Cane Day last week. What is it and what do the Lions do with the contributions?
Answer: White Cane Day occurs every year on Oct. 15. Typically, the president issues a proclamation to that effect....
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:54 PM
Gina, I spend quite a bit of time researching sex stuff for this column (the subject boosts readership almost as much as publishing my photo) in really boring academic journals.
Those professors could crank out a research paper on...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 8:19 AM
President Obama accepted his party’s nomination for a second term and called on Americans to rally around his economic vision in a prime-time address marked by soaring oratory as well as specific goals, promises and benchmarks to win over anxious...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Question: My husband has lost most of his vision from a combination of diabetes and an infection. When we're going shopping, or just for a walk how can I help him?
Answer: This is a problem encountered by many families when someone in the family has lost...
| Oct 3, 2012
Three years ago, Brianna Thompson, then 9 years old, suffered a widespread rash and bloodshot eyes after she took 11/2 teaspoons of Tylenol.
To treat these ailments, she was given steroids, Benadryl and more Tylenol. But that caused her lips and tongue...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:01 PM
Even if you are reading this without glasses, it's not too early to start taking your eye vitamins. Some nutrients can stave off the burdensome vision loss and eye disease that occur as we age, mounting research suggests.
But claims by supplement...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:10 AM
Across Southern California, sky watchers assembled Tuesday afternoon for a chance to view the last-in-a-lifetime transit of Venus.
They donned protective glasses and peered into filtered telescopes to watch the planet as it crossed in front of the sun...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 3:09 PM
SAN DIEGO - People around the world will get a view Tuesday of a transit of Venus, a rare astronomical event when the planet's orbit carries it directly between the sun and the Earth.
During the pass, Venus appears as a small, dark round spot moving...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Anthony Rath, a 12-year-old fifth-grader who played for Newport Heights Elementary in the 13th annual Daily Pilot Cup, has anaridia. That means he has no irises and is legally blind.
Anthony cannot really see much more than 10 or 15 feet in front of him....
| Jun 15, 2012
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - I really need to clean the windshield. It's really dirty, my husband commented one day about 15 years ago.
I was looking straight ahead through the crystal-clear windshield on the passenger side of the vehicle. I strained my neck to peek...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 7:17 AM
Heartland Small Animal Rescue answered a plea on June 8 to rescue a severely neglected dog from a high-kill northwest Indiana animal shelter.
“Our president at Heartland got an e-mail plea from a shelter in northwest Indiana,” said Emily...