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Asparagus makes spring recipes pop

Nothing says spring is here like a beautiful bunch of crisp asparagus.

Asparagus is easy to select and prepare, and comes in a variety of vibrant colors including green, violet, purple and white.

Nancy Lugo: Water makes waves in overall health

Water, which makes up over half of your body and 75 percent of your muscles, plays a key role in almost every body function.

Drinking water throughout the day can keep the body well-hydrated and feeling more satisfied. Many times we sense our body craving food when we really are thirsty.

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Rollins grad works to bring bike share to Orlando

Bringing in bike share

Having recognized the need for alternate modes of transportation to and from SunRail, Orlando city leaders recently sent out a request for bids to bring the growing trend of bike sharing to the city.

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Park Maitland students get a lesson in going green

Eating the rainbow

Park Maitland School celebrated Earth Day in style with the return of Mindy Kobrin and her Don’t Worry, Eat Happy program.

Join a Healthy Central Florida walk this spring

Walks are in Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville

All walks are 30 minutes long and walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend. Afterwards, enjoy friendly conversation as you get to know your neighbors.

Help for a family itching to be rid of pinworms

Pinworms are easily treated

Pinworms are easily treated. They’re harmless and don’t indicate a lack of cleanliness in your home.

Celebrate the health benefits of peanuts this month

March is National Peanut Month!

Despite the fact that peanuts are high in fat, they are still an excellent food choice because they provide a variety of important nutrients.

Want better quality of life? Don’t just sit there

Sitting increases likelihood of being disabled

A study out of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago found that if we’re over the age of 60, every hour in a day that we sit increases our risk of becoming disabled — by 46 percent.

This spring try a vocabulary cleanse

Be impeccable with your word

Here are some words and phrases that, once released, can bring joy, vitality and goodness in our life.

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Rollins student finds happiness hula hooping

Student starts hula hoop biz

When Morgan Kennedy was chosen to participate in a work hula hooping contest, she had no idea a toy would completely change her life.

Don’t toss food before it’s time

We throw away a lot of food — both at the retail level and at home — for a lot of reasons.

The Department of Agriculture has completed a major study on food loss, and it has come to some startling conclusions about how much food we throw away in one year.

How to combat dry winter skin

Dry skin becomes a problem for many people in the winter, when furnaces are pushing out hot, dry air.

It’s not so much a matter of oil returning to your skin as it is water. Your skin needs hydration.

Paw's Corner: Pets, pot don’t mix

Pet owners who see or suspect their dog or cat has ingested marijuana should contact their veterinarian for advice.

As the number of states that allow medical marijuana to be prescribed increases, it’s likely you will hear more stories about pets being affected by ingesting this drug.

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Genetic test looks into your future

Tests serve as crystal ball

At the Winter Park Health Assessment program at the Florida Hospital for Women Winter Park, clients can get their DNA tested for potential health issues to find them before they strike.

Nancy Lugo: Tips to help calm hypertension

Like a vampire, high blood pressure can be silent and destructive, yet manageable.

Think of what happens to a garden hose with prolonged high pressure. The hose gets stiff, cracks, and leaks. Or explodes, which is what can happen with a stroke.