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Happy AND Healthy Hour: How Moderate Alcohol Use Can Be Good for You

By Tracy Wright We know that a glass of wine after a long day can help to relax us, and long-term research has shown that drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation can actually be good for you, red wine in particular. A study conducted at Amsterdam's VU University Medical Center showed that moderate alcohol drinkers have [...]

Catch of the Day

By Melissa Smith Seared, fried, baked, grilled — you will find scallops prepared just the way you like in almost every restaurant along the coast of Florida. But they taste even better after you have put in the work to catch, clean and cook them yourself. Why scalloping? One of the best things about scalloping [...]

Seeing Clearly: How Digital Eye Strain Impairs Our Vision

By Tracy Wright On average, Americans now spend seven hours a day in front of digital screens, either at home or working from an office, according to the American Optometric Association. Computer vision syndrome, or digital eye strain, has been recognized fairly recently as a cause of ocular discomfort and eye strain. Some estimates suggest [...]

The CrossFit Craze

By Natalie Richoux & Colleen McTiernan | Photos shot on-location at Dynasty CrossFit by Jimmy Ho Photography Fumbling through the gym to find the perfect spot for a photo of the CrossFitters, I found an ideal location but it was blocked by an impenetrable (to me) wall of weights. After giving my weak arm muscles [...]

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and its Effects on Loved Ones and Caregivers

By Tracy Wright Even at an early age, I knew there was something different about my grandfather. He was the only grandpa I had ever known, as my mother’s father had passed away before I was born. To me, my grandfather was a huge man (he was 6 feet tall) who was quiet, loving and [...]