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Prevention is the best method, but using a cold compress against the skin or applying aloe or moisturizing cream can help ease the discomfort of sunburn. (Image courtesy Fotolia)

Sunburn treatment: Can’t rush healing, but use these tips for comfort

Monday, August 3, 2015

“Unfortunately, there’s no fast-fix sunburn treatment. Once you have sunburn, the damage is done — although it may take 12 to 24 hours after sun exposure to know the full extent and severity of sunburn, and several days or more for your skin to begin to heal,” says Trent Anderson, Mayo Clinic Health System family medicine physician. In the meantime, …

Check it out: Health briefs

Monday, August 3, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban. Send items to dscherban@gazettenet.com. Heat and sleep Is heat robbing you of a good night’s sleep? Dr. Karin Johnson, director of the Sleep Lab at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, says studies done on room temperatures beneficial to sleep indicate that between 60 and 67 degrees is ideal with temperatures exceeding 75 degrees and below 54 degrees as disruptive. …

Health Events: Area support groups, resources

Monday, August 3, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES — Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m. at Greenfield Savings Bank, 325A King St., Northampton. Call Robin at 917-533-5691 or Ro at 250-3050 AGING GRACEFULLY — A support group focusing on issues of living fully, aging gracefully and befriending death meets from September to May on alternate Mondays …

‘Exorcism: Live!’ to air on TV in October

Monday, August 3, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Destination America is upping its scare factor for Halloween by scheduling what it describes as a live exorcism to air Oct. 30. “Exorcism: Live!” was announced Thursday at a news conference in Beverly Hills, California. The event will be held at the St. Louis-area …

‘Rogue Nation’ walks away with top spot

Monday, August 3, 2015

By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” headed into the weekend with expectations of a $40 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, but Paramount Pictures on Sunday reported that its Tom Cruise film did even better, bringing in an …

Maisie Williams to be new character on ‘Doctor Who’

Monday, August 3, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — When viewers see Maisie Williams on the new season of “Doctor Who,” she’ll be a brand-new character, not one from the past. “Once you see what she’s up to ... you’ll appreciate what a …

Brown, family mourn Bobbi Kristina at funeral

Sunday, August 2, 2015

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky. Sporting a black dress shirt, the …

Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

Friday, July 31, 2015

LONDON — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday. There is …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, July 31, 2015

Amherst Zoe Tessler, the daughter of Patricia Gorman and Richard Tessler and a rising senior at Hamilton College, is part of a research group at Hamilton studying the invasive garlic mustard plant. Tessler, an art and biology major, is a graduate of Amherst Regional High School. Belchertown Gabriel …

Family Wanted: Energetic 10-year-old dreams of being a scientist

Friday, July 31, 2015

Dhamanjie or “D-Man” is an energetic 10-year-old African American boy who is always on the go. He enjoys playing outdoors. He has a good sense of humor and enjoys making others laugh. In his downtime, he enjoys reading …

Cool Climb

Friday, July 31, 2015

Engagement: Christine Ugolini & Brian Misterka

Friday, July 31, 2015

Christine Ugolini and Brian Misterka of Amherst, together with their parents, are happy to announce their engagement. Christine, formerly of Wilbraham is the daughter of Paul and Jean Ugolini of Wilbraham. She is a graduate of Minnechaug Regional …

Wedding: Sam Goldlust Astor & Danielle Dankner

Friday, July 31, 2015

Sam Goldlust Astor and Danielle Renee Dankner, both of New York City, New York, were married July 18, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York by Rabbi Joshua Strom at The Liberty Warehouse. Sam, 30, is the son of Robert …