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Abandoned pets swamp Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — They’ve been tossed over fences, tied to gates and even left with a $20 bill under their collar. Abandoned animals are overwhelming Puerto Rico’s shelters, which were already struggling to cope with the hundreds of thousands of stray animals that were roaming ...

Rockettes kick off holiday season

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the biggest draws in New York this time of year is the “Christmas Spectacular” featuring the iconic Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Everyone knows about their high kicks but do you know how many calories each burns? What do they snack on? What’s the best place ...

Nurturing a tiny oak

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A sandhill crane’s staccato call carried to a patch of land in the woods, a nursery of oak seedlings fenced off from hungry deer in St. John’s Abbey Arboretum. Black, protective mats spread beneath 500 tiny trees there last week. Brambles that used to block ...

Giving Parkinsons the ‘ole 1-2 punch

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Daniel Dail’s eyes are locked tight on the punching bag in front of him as sweat drips down his face. His stance is solid as he puts his boxing gloves up in preparation. As soon as he gets Coach Jens Howe’s signal, he puts all of his energy into forcefully ...

Pumpkin puree as a frozen treat

All four of my daughters love frozen acai bowls because they feel like you’re eating ice cream for breakfast, except healthier. If you haven’t hopped on the acai bowl craze, allow me to update you. Superfood acai berry puree is blended up with fruit — usually berries or banana — and ...

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. ROACH: What are the chances of picking up a disease if I engage in homosexual sex? What are the types of diseases I might encounter and their consequences? I don‘t think you have ever discussed the medical implications of this important subject. Has it become taboo in the ...