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Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, April 20, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com Getting back in shape Ease into spring sports. That’s the recommendation of Dr. Julio Martinez-Silvestrini, sports medicine specialist and medical director at Baystate Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Springfield. “Getting yourself back in shape to play sports isn’t something that happens overnight,” he said in a prepared statement. Ideally, conditioning for a return to spring sports for both adults and children should begin six to …

Fatherhood Journey: How do standardized tests benefit children?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Parenthood is filled with challenges. So when pressures mount I try to remember the desired outcome. I often do this by asking: What kind of adults do I hope our children, Zoe and Adam, will become? Asking this question affects me in two ways. First, the crisis of the moment begins to feel …

Health Events:Local support groups, resourses

Monday, April 20, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ PARENTING BREAST-FEEDING — The LaLeche League of Northampton meets on the first Friday of the month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Cradle on the third floor of Thornes Marketplace, Northampton. Call 586-5627 or contact Rosemary McNaughton at rosemarylll@mac.com. BREAST-FEEDING — The Birthing Center at Holyoke Medical Center offers a monthly breast feeding …

‘Twilight Zone’ exhibit opening

Friday, April 17, 2015

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Visitors to a new “Twilight Zone” exhibit opening in the creator’s hometown will enter a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind — and they’ll get to handle some of the original props from the TV series. An extensive Rod Serling archive …

‘Sabado Gigante’ ends 53-year run

Friday, April 17, 2015

By GISELA SALOMON Associated Press MIAMI — Television’s longest-running variety show is calling it a wrap after 53 years. The Miami-based Univision network said last Friday the popular “Sabado Gigante” will end its weekly broadcast on Sept. 19. …

Area briefs

Friday, April 17, 2015

Northampton EGG HUNT PRIZE WINNERS: More than 1,000 children ages 10 and younger participated in the annual egg hunt April 11 at Look Park sponsored also by the Northampton Parks and Recreation Department and the Florence VFW. Children in each age group found “golden tickets” hidden in eggs …

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The main event of the L.A. Poker Classic is one of the most anticipated tournaments of the year on the World Poker Tour. It’s the tour’s last remaining $10,000 freeze-out event — the Bellagio has made its $10,000 event a re-entry tournament — and first place always exceeds …

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: Just perfect

Thursday, April 16, 2015

My dinner at home was set in motion — the salmon fillets were marinating, and the sweet potato and veggies were in the oven. With time to spare, I thought I’d treat myself to a before-dinner cocktail. But …

Rich Szlosek’s Slice of Life: Coming up short

Thursday, April 16, 2015

One of my favorite features in Hampshire Life is “Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide.” (I’ll leave it up to the reader to decide what it says about me that I am often familiar with his movie picks.) My reason for mentioning the column is that I have the sense …

Your Time: Dock Day at Oxbow Marina, Northampton

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Young and old gathered at the Oxbow Marina in Northampton Saturday for Dock Day, an annual rite of spring for boaters looking forward to summer weekends on the Connecticut River. The marina owners fire up the grill, people …

Rita Wilson recovering after mastectomy

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NEW YORK — Rita Wilson is recovering after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer. The 58-year-old actress and singer, who had been appearing in Larry David’s play “Fish in the Dark” on Broadway, will return May 5, according to her publicist, Heidi Schaeffer. Wilson, in a statement …

Stranger danger: Study raises worries about ordering breast milk online

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

When a blood clot in her brain prevented Jesi Paschen from nursing her second daughter, she turned to what she believed was the next best thing: breast milk from another mother. The 27-year-old mom wanted newborn Radlee, now …

Elevating the hunt for environmental link to breast cancer

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Imagine that you are a molecular biologist who has spent the last 20 years in your lab, doggedly trying to figure out how chemicals in the environment cause human cells to become cancerous. One day a benefactor asks …