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Sleep drunkenness may affect more than 1 in 7

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ever heard of “sleep drunkenness”? If you’ve ever tried to reach for your phone when your alarm clock rings or been so disoriented when you wake up that you don’t know where you are, you may have experienced what’s known formally as “confusional arousal.” More than 1 in 7 people in the U.S. may suffer from the condition, according to a study in the journal Neurology — which would make … 0

Joan Rivers in ‘cardiac arrest’

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor’s office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital officials said. The 81-year-old comedian’s condition wasn’t immediately known. “This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, … 0

Delahunt sues state over pot denial

Thursday, August 28, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts congressman whose bid to open three medical marijuana dispensaries was rejected by state regulators has filed a lawsuit. Former U.S. Rep. William Delahunt is asking a court to force the state Public Health Department to give him licenses to run dispensaries in Dennis, Masphee and Taunton. The Boston Globe reports that in a lawsuit filed this week … 0

ID: Craig Fear

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Craig Fear is a certified nutritional therapy practitioner in Northampton. He grew up on Long Island, in Port Jefferson, New York, and after college traveled extensively, living in six states, including Alaska. He drove there on a cross-country … 0

A grilled pizza for when you have too many onions

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Onions are a bit of a problem for me. They are one of my reflex buys. By which I mean, every time I go to the grocer, no matter what I am shopping for I always buy a … 0

Your Time: The Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee, Franklin County

Thursday, August 28, 2014

‘No matter how many times you do it, it’s always a shock.” That’s how Keith Cardoza of Jamaica Plain, a five-time veteran of the Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée, sums up the back-roads distance cycling event known more simply … 0

Health note: Flex your kids’ brain with exercise

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Flex your kids’ brain with exercise A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience strongly suggests that kids who are more active and physically fit do better in school. According to the study, “Aerobic fitness plays an important role in the brain health of children, … 0

Devices slice time, distance for patients via ‘telemedicine’

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concerned about a growth on his face, Mt. Lebanon, Pa., resident, Robert Johnston could have made an appointment with the dermatologist already treating him for other reasons. Instead, he snapped photos of himself and the affected area, uploaded … 0

Fisher Home offers LGBT bereavement support group

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AMHERST — From Oct. 2 through Nov. 20, the Hospice of the Fisher Home will offer an LGBT bereavement support group, Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. in the conference room of the Fisher Home, 1165 North Pleasant … 0

Check it out

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DIABETES CARE TALK A talk on “Advances in Diabetes Care and Prevention” will be held Sept. 4, 6 to 7 p.m., at Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Dakin Conference Room. Presenters are David M. Nathan, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes Center and the Clinical Research Center, and Dr. … 0

Can stem cells help mobility after stroke?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

When Bruce Daily woke up after having lumbar surgery a year ago, he realized he couldn’t move the right side of his body. “It took me a long while to figure out I wasn’t gonna walk again,” he … 0

‘12-Mile Meal’ battle of the chefs heats up at Northampton Jazz Festival

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chefs from three local restaurants, including defending champion The Sierra Grill, will take part in a cooking throw-down as they battle to create three-course meals using ingredients from within a 12-mile radius of Northampton. “The 12-Mile Meal” will … 0

A 7-step path to parenting Zen

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

If you have school-age children, you probably know that Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits” series has been modified and monetized for youngsters. Close to 1,500 elementary schools are using “The Leader in Me” series, The Associated Press reports, which … 0