Mortgage interest rates

Mortgage interest rates

Since November 8, financial markets have seen quite a swing.  The stock market hit its highest mark in history and interest rates have also climbed.  Financial analysts attribute this to a knee-jerk reaction from an unexpected election outcome.  With Republicans soon in control of the House, Senate and White House, […]

Winter holiday hazards for pets

Winter holiday hazards for pets

by: Frank Shuman, DVM The holidays are here and with the excitement and chill in the area come a few hazards that can land your best friend with an urgent trip to the vet. Here are some tips for keeping your pets out of danger during the holiday season. When […]

Plan early for your next home

Plan early for your next home

by Trey Powers Is a home purchase in your family’s future? It is never too early to get a home-buying plan in place. Six to twelve months out is a good idea. While the mortgage side of the plan can seem daunting, it is arguably the most important. Now is […]

Stress and inflammatory skin conditions

Stress and inflammatory skin conditions

by Karen Laine, Para-Medical Aesthetician If you find skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis or eczema flares prior to a big event, following traumatic life circumstances, or other stressful times, inflammatory skin disorders are exacerbated by the body’s inability to deal with the physiological response of stress and the “fight […]

I’m a genie in a bottle

I’m a genie in a bottle

by Dr. Chae Tracy Health does not come from a bottle! It’s an inside job. Do you truly believe that taking a weight loss pill is the healthy way to lose weight and achieve health? Companies advertise that as long as you take their magic pill you can still eat […]

Scents and accents

Scents and accents

Little by little, our mild, wet summer is making way for what promises to be a lovely fall. The assurance of crisper, cooler days on the horizon, which provide a time for us to reflect on the year so far, naturally bring with it a yearning for domestic reinvention and […]