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Dear Mayo Clinic: Controlling Symptoms of GERD

DEAR MAYO CLINIC,
I’m 62 years old and am having difficulty keeping healthy weight on due to GERD and reflux. I am really confused about what foods and beverages I should avoid, and what foods will not make my reflux act up. What do you recommend mature adults who have this condition avoid, and what healthy food are best for my situation?

NASA Flight Director: Mission Control Relies on Maturity, Passion

According to University of Toledo graduate, Dr. Robert Dempsey, NASA flight director and lead author of the 400-page book, while the science is amazing, and space itself is dazzling, this is a book about teamwork—specifically, the behind-the-scenes, often invisible effort of the mission control team behind the ISS (International Space Station).

Tax-Savings Ideas: Help With Long-Term Care Expenses

One huge expense that awaits a large percentage of Americans near the end of their lives is long-term care. Coming up with the money to pay for a nursing home, an assisted living facility, or other such care isn’t always easy. What many seniors and their families don’t realize, though, is that there are tax deductions they can take advantage of that would give them extra money to help with long-term care expenses.

Remain Active With Gardening: Tips For A Growing Hobby

Gardening is a low impact, stress reducing activity that can improve your overall health and wellbeing. Here are some quick and simple gardening tasks and the benefits of this healthful activity.

Kelly Broadway: Her Life Is A Continuous Song

Kelly Broadway (and her last name provides a hint) is a vocalist, comedienne, musician, entertainer, instructor, and actress and, when you hear her sing, you will agree she is absolutely awesome.

Toledo’s Main Library Gets A Facelift

After 20 years without any major renovations, the Toledo Lucas County Main Library downtown is readying for some major work this year. To better serve the community, key features of the renovation include relocating the cafe, gallery and gift shop, technology updates, creating new spaces to foster cultural, educational and economic development and expanding multi-function space.

Summer Fashion: So Much Fun!

The weather is warming up and it’s time to think about updates to your summer wardrobe. Here are the hot summer trends for 2018.

CareNet Healthcare For Uninsured Residents

When people talk about the Toledo area’s important assets they invariably mention the Zoo, the Museum, the Metroparks, Lake Erie and the Library. One important asset that is not often mentioned, but likely should be, is CareNet.

Volunteer For The Hellen Keller Archive

The American Foundation for the Blind is looking for volunteers to help transcribe thousands of Helen Keller archives, such as papers, letters and speeches in a way that is accessible to blind, hard-of-hearing, and deafblind audiences.

April Showers Brings May Flower Markets

Forget those April showers, it’s finally time for May flowers! Check out these local farmers’ markets and their flower features.

Oak Openings Blue Week

Oak Openings, home to a wide array of unique plants and animals, in an effort to promote community interest in the park and all its glory, is holding Blue Week.

Make Your Summer Travel Plans Now

Living in the Midwest provides some great summer travel options. Sunny days with great temperatures, access to Lake Erie, theme parks and sporting events are numerous, allowing you great one to two day travel options. Toss in great food and a summer calendar filled with concerts, ethnic and outdoor events and you have the best way to spend May through September in NW Ohio and SE Michigan.