| Jun 19, 2012
| 3:37 PM
My buddy Jim met me at the wooded site of the future tree house, and we spent the next eight hours running between building-supply stores buying materials. I had hired a 14-year-old boy to help herd the 9-, 6- and 4-year-olds during the...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:30 PM
For people who want to live past 100, the first step is taking a whole bunch more steps.
A recent survey found half of all centenarians are exercising almost every day. Most are walking, but many also are lifting weights, practicing yoga, biking or...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 8:07 PM
Gail Glaenzer often teased her accident-prone fiance, Dante Autullo, about their long engagement, joking that she wanted to marry before he hurt himself too badly.
"I told him, I want to get married while your face is pretty for wedding pictures," she...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 9:11 PM
During a recent office visit, I saw a 4-year-old child who was not one of my regular patients. He had a fever and a runny nose. His mother was giving me the child's medical history as I began examining the boy. I had my back slightly turned from her.
| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:49 AM
Not sure what to expect, I signed up recently for my first class in barre, a combination of Pilates, yoga and ballet. I wasn't too worried about the physical challenge because I am a runner and in good shape. I've also danced and am no stranger to the...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:04 PM
Q. I have worked outside for most of my career, which is great, but it can be a challenge in the summer. Several years ago I became very run down during a brutally hot summer. On a whim I dumped some salt in my hand and licked it up. I felt better...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:27 PM
As Major League Baseball's pennant races come down the stretch, baseball royalty was right here in the Roanoke Valley on Tuesday night. Johnny Bench, the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame catcher and 14-time All Star, sat down to touch on a variety of topics....
| Oct 1, 2012
| 6:34 PM
Zach Phillips keeps a few lucky quarters in his pocket. Pedro Strop wears Ninja Turtle boxers. And Jason Hammel — well, it got so extreme that he had to swear off the whole superstition thing. It was, he says, a distraction.
"Yeah, I've actually...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Veterinarians who examined Preakness winner I'll Have Another before and after the race at Pimlico Race Course said this week that he was healthy and that his medication regimen was not unusual.
The New York Times reported that the colt, who also won...
| Jul 25, 2012
Attention, freshmen: You will likely pick up more than knowledge and new friends when you start college.
There's a good chance you'll at least catch a cold from living in the tight quarters of a dormitory, physicians and students say.
"The thing (about)...