Archives for August, 2013

Farm Fresh Excursion with Recipe

by Danielle Boudreau Whether you’re looking for fresh ingredients, competitive prices or just a change of pace, the Gainesville Farmer’s Market is the perfect place to be. Every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. local vendors gather to sell their organic, farm-fresh foods – and we come to buy them! I’ve ventured into the farmer’s market several times. Usually, I’ll …

Gainesville Events: Bouncin’ Big

It’s official – summer has arrived. For kids, this means pool days, bike rides and play dates with friends. And yet, without school sports and afternoon activities to keep them busy, it also means sleeping in, watching TV and playing video games. So how can you break the boredom and get your kids active once more? Eight thousand square feet …

Debbie Travis’ House to Home: In the Shade

  Dear Debbie: I have a small living room; however, my sofa and love seat are rather large. They are brown and beige. I would like help picking a paint color for the walls that would work. I’m considering blue or sage green. – Sharon Dear Sharon: To make your living room look and feel larger, you might consider replacing …

Early Treatment for Post-Heart-Attack Depression

by Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. What’s more serious than a heart attack? Being seriously bummed out after having one. Around 20 percent of patients develop depression after a heart attack, and it’s really important to treat those blues pronto. If you survive a heart attack but get hit with major depression and don’t treat it, you’re three …

Roll Back Your RealAge 21.6 Years!

by Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Teenage girls swoon over Edward Cullen, the forever-young, eternally romantic vampire star of The Twilight Saga. But you don’t need a vampire’s “kiss” – or the hassles that go with it – to gain a longer, younger life. Just follow these six steps: No. 1: Visit a dentist every six months and …