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Earth Matters: Problems not so puzzling when you understand geology

May 21, 2016 Strange things can happen when we mess with something that hasn’t moved or changed in a quarter of a billion years. more »»

‘Amazing talent’: Tony-type Isaac Awards reward area high school musicals

May 19, 2016 It was the first night of formal rehearsals for the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School’s production of “The Wiz” and just five days before the show. more »»

Disasters, combat or assaults can trigger PTSD

May 19, 2016 Combat service exacts an enormous toll on thousands and thousands of military veterans. more »»

OCD can appear in many forms

May 18, 2016 Anxiety disorders are the most common types of psychological afflictions that present for clinical intervention, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most challenging of all the... more »»

Tasty Words: Add healthy, homemade mac and cheese to picnic menu

May 18, 2016 When it comes to comfort foods, many people claim macaroni and cheese as their favorite. With its velvety texture and super cheesy flavor, it’s a crowd pleaser among both kids and adults. more »»

Tragedy and hope: Accident, guilt drive former Altoona woman to help others

May 15, 2016 Kellyanne Strouse just thought she had hit bottom when she was sent to a juvenile residential center in Altoona in 2007, 250 miles from her family in Bucks County. But things got worse. A lot worse. more »»

Dealing with schizophrenia poses significant challenges

May 15, 2016 Schizophrenia is perhaps the most severe and disabling of all the clinical mental disorders. more »»

Area author to sign at Barnes and Noble

May 15, 2016 Kim Chesney Negri of Huntingdon will sign copies of her first young adult devotional book, “Remember What I Told You,” from 1 to 4 p.m. May 22 at Barnes and Noble, Altoona. more »»

Genetics factor in bipolar disorder

May 14, 2016 Genetic factors play a significant role in many psychiatric disorders. more »»

Garden Notes: ‘Cute, little’ hairy bittercress a menace to a garden

May 14, 2016 I enjoy gardens and garden shopping. If I see an interesting plant on a half-off table, I might not know what it is, but I’ll likely buy it — just to see what it does. more »»

Depression serious and often misunderstood

May 12, 2016 Clinical depression — also known as major depression or unipolar depression — is a disorder that is rife with para­­doxes. more »»

30 years of harmony: Hollidaysburg Community Chorus celebrating its anniversary

May 12, 2016 It started as one-time gig, but the members of the Hollidaysburg Community Chorus had so much fun singing together to celebrate the Hollidaysburg sesquicentennial that they made their group a... more »»

Treat mental illness ‘early and right’

May 11, 2016 The numbers are staggering. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in four adults ages 18 and older — approximately 61. more »»

A new trick for grilling the perfect burger

May 11, 2016 I thought I knew how to make the perfect burger. Now I know better. more »»

FDA will re-evaluate definition of ‘healthy’

May 11, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration will re-evaluate its definition of “healthy,” which could eventually change how a range of foods are marketed. more »»

Mirror Mother's Day Makeover: 'Mom of century' gets pampered for a day

May 8, 2016 Mary Ann Silvis moved across town to Juniata a few years ago so her daughter, Chrissy Henninger, could take care of her in retirement. more »»

Tales of a trolley: Altoona electric railway history captured digitally

May 7, 2016 Like hundreds of cities in America in the first half of the 20th century, Altoona had a mass-transit option that today is romanticized — and practical — only in a handful of large cities, such as Ne... more »»

Astronomy club will observe Mercury transit

May 7, 2016 A local astronomy club is inviting the public to check out the planet Mercury moving across the face of the sun on Monday, a solar event that happens about 12 times every 100 year. more »»

Earth Matters: Despite some, vehicle trends continue toward conservation

May 7, 2016 A young mother pulled her massive, white pickup truck up to the air pump and left the engine run as she inflated one of the large tires on the truck. more »»

Monkey bars alert: Study: Playground concussions on the rise

May 5, 2016 CHICAGO — Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. more »»

 
 
 

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